Armored Car M11-3

M1: General
Date of first acceptance 1931 Total acceptances 20
Manufacturer James Cunningham, Son, and Co. Crew 4 men
M1: Dimensions
Combat weight 9,200lbs
4,200kg
Length ~192"
~488cm
M1: Armament
Type Mount Traverse Elevation
.50cal M1920 MG Combination mount T5 in turret 360°
(manual)
Manual
.30cal M1919 MG Coaxial to .50cal MG 360°
(manual)
Manual
M1: Armor
.25"-.375"
.64cm-.953cm
M1: Automotive
Engine Cunningham; 8 cylinder, 4 cycle, vee gasoline
Horsepower 133
Transmission 4 speeds forward, 1 reverse
Steering Steering wheel
M1: Suspension
Road wheels
3/side
M1: Performance
Max level road speed 55mph
89kph
Cruising range ~250mi
~400km

The 6x4 armored car M1 was driven by the two rear axles. A free-wheeling spare wheel was mounted on each side between the front and center axles so that it could help with obstacle crossing. The drivers were provided with a folding armor windscreen that could pivot down when needed.

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References

  1. Hunnicutt, R.P. Armored Car: A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2002. Reprinted from Armored Car, R.P. Hunnicutt ©2002, available from Presidio Press, 505B San Martin Drive, Suite 160, Novato, CA 94945.
  2. AGF Board No. 2. Development of Armored Vehicles, volume II: Armored Cars, Scout Cars, and Personnel Carriers.
  3. Crismon, Fred W. U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles. Minneapolis: Victory Publishing, Ltd., 2001.

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