155mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41 at the US Army Ordnance Museum.

The chassis of the M24 Chaffee light tank is still visible in its modified form as the 155mm HMC M41. The M41 has an extra track return roller to compensate for the lengthened chassis. This vehicle is wearing the T85E1 rubber chevron tracks. (Photo by Richard S. Eshleman.)

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155mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41.

Features and stowage are labeled in this diagram. (Picture from TM 9-17-29C Ordnance Maintenance--Light Tank M24 and 155-mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41 Tracks, Suspension, Hull and Turret.)

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155mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41.

This cross-sectional sketch shows the internal changes made to the M24, including moving the engine and adding another road wheel. (Picture from TM 9-17-29C Ordnance Maintenance--Light Tank M24 and 155-mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41 Tracks, Suspension, Hull and Turret.)

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155mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41.

The revised engine deck is detailed in this image. (Picture from TM 9-744 155-mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41.)

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155mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41.

The rear spade and platform are lowered in this image, showing the howitzer mount and ammunition stowage below it. (Picture from TM 9-17-29C Ordnance Maintenance--Light Tank M24 and 155-mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41 Tracks, Suspension, Hull and Turret.)

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155mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41.

The rear spade and platform are shown here, and stowage of the pioneer tools can be seen. The hand-operated winch raised and lowered the platform and spade assembly, and this winch was provided with hand cranks both in the fighting compartment and to the outside of the vehicle. (Picture from TM 9-744 155-mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41.)

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155mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41.

Details of the compensating idler arm and rear road wheel (or track wheel, in the contemporary nomenclature) station are shown here. (Picture from TM 9-744 155-mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41.)

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155mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41.

This vehicle's engine is show in this 3/4 front view. Bore and stroke were 3.5" (8.9cm) and 4.5" (11cm), respectively, and the engine had a compression ratio of 7.06 to 1. (Picture from TM 9-744 155-mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41.)

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