Re: Late 40's to mid 50's military rail movements


Daniel A. Mitchell
 

The M75 was not an artillery tractor or truck, as we’ve been discussing. It was an armored personnel carrier, and it was developed very late in the Korean war. Only a small number saw service in the last year of that conflict. As such it is only “just”  a “steam era” vehicle.

Dan Mitchell
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On Oct 17, 2021, at 2:44 PM, BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...> wrote:

You forget the M75 APC.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M75_armored_personnel_carrier

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
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On Oct 17, 2021, at 12:25 PM, Ken Adams <smadanek44g@...> wrote:



Just remember that M-60 tanks and M-113 Armored Personnel Carriers are post steam era 1960's and later stuff. They don't belong on this steam era group. 

Before the 1960's the US infantry traveled in 2-1/2 or 5 ton trucks or walked after Half Tracks were phased out. Korea was fought with trucks and M-46,M-47 tanks. WW2 era Jeeps were everywhere for officers and senior NCO's. Tracked vehicles were expensive to build and difficult maintain, they were for combat or combat training only. If a rubber tired vehicle was available the Army and Marines used it for everything else except parades.
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