CTMS-1TB11-3

CTMS-1TB1: General
Date of first acceptance 1943
Manufacturer Marmon-Herrington Co. Crew 3 men
CTMS-1TB1: Dimensions
Combat weight 25,000lbs
11,300kg
Height 98"
250cm
Length 165"
419cm
Width 92"
230cm
CTMS-1TB1: Armament
Type Mount Traverse Elevation
Automatic 37mm Gun Turret 360°
(manual)
Manual
.30cal MG Coaxial to 37mm gun 360°
(manual)
Manual
Two .30cal MGs Fixed in bow None None
.30cal MG Ball mount in bow Manual Manual
CTMS-1TB1: Armor
Assembly
Riveting
Location Thickness
Front .5"
1.3cm
Sides .5"
1.3cm
Rear .5"
1.3cm
CTMS-1TB1: Automotive
Engine Hercules RXLD; 6 cylinder, inline gasoline
Horsepower 174@2600rpm Fuel capacity 60gal
230L
Transmission Sliding gear, 5 speeds forward, 1 reverse
Steering Controlled differential, steering levers
CTMS-1TB1: Suspension
Type Road wheels Track return rollers
Vertical volute spring 2 bogies/track;
2 wheels/bogie
2/track
Drive sprockets Idlers Shock absorbers
27-tooth front drive Adjustable at rear of track None
CTMS-1TB1: Track
Outside guide, single pin, steel
Width 15"
38cm
CTMS-1TB1: Performance
Max level road speed 33mph
53kph
Max grade 50%
Cruising range ~80mi, roads
~130km, roads

The CTMS-1TB1, also known as the Dutch Three Man Tank, was a larger version of Marmon-Herrington's CTM-3TBD. Built for the Netherlands Purchasing Committee for use in the Dutch East Indies, the vehicle was considered unsuitable for US use due to poor reliability, insufficient armament, and lack of power. Some were delivered to Dutch troops in Surinam as well as to some Central American countries.

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References

  1. Hunnicutt, R.P. Stuart: A History of the American Light Tank, volume 1. Navato, CA: Presidio Press, 1992. Reprinted with permission from Stuart, R.P. Hunnicutt ©1992, available from Presidio Press, 505B San Martin Drive, Suite 160, Navato, CA 94945.
  2. Crismon, Fred W. U.S. Military Tracked Vehicles. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1992.
  3. Spoelstra, Hanno. "Marmon-Herrington Military Vehicles: Tanks." Marmon-Herrington Military Vehicles. 29 Mar 2015 <http://www.marmon-herrington.webs.com/tank.html>.

Last updated 29 Mar 2015.
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