Armored Car Number 21-3

No. 2: General
Date of first acceptance 1915
Manufacturer White Motor Co. Crew 4 men
No. 2: Dimensions
Combat weight 9,000lbs
4100kg
No. 2: Armament
Type Mount Traverse Elevation
.30cal Benet-Mercie Model 1909 MG Turret mount 360°
(manual)
Manual
No. 2: Armor
.15"-.2"
.38cm-.51cm
No. 2: Automotive
Engine 4 cylinder
Horsepower 36
Steering Steering wheel
No. 2: Suspension
Type Road wheels
Leaf spring 2/side (dual rear)
No. 2: Performance
Max level road speed 40mph
64kph

The rear-wheel drive armored car Number 2 was based on the White 1.5-ton commercial truck. It was topped by a turret for the machine gun, and the rear axle used dual wheels. The car was fitted with pneumatic tires.

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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.

Last updated 30 Mar 2014.
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