Armored Utility Car M20 belonging to the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor.

The .50cal MG is mounted on this vehicle, and the drivers' hatches are closed. The car's siren is just inboard of the headlight guard in front of the assistant driver, and the blackout marker lamps are fastened above the service headlamps.

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Armored Utility Car M20 belonging to the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor.

This vehicle has mine racks between the front and intermediate axles; late production M20s replaced these racks with stowage bins. The rear stowage boxes can be seen above the rear wheels; handles and padlocks indicate their position. This vehicle is fitted with sandshields,which were sometimes removed in action since they could fill with mud.

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Armored Utility Car M20 belonging to the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor.

The rear of the car is shown here. The exhaust pipe for the engine exits on the right side, and the towing pintle and shackles are along the bottom of the vehicle. The right-hand tail lamp has a blackout stoplight in the upper cartridge and a blackout taillight in the lower. The left side tail lamp housing contained the service taillight and service stoplight in the upper cartridge and the blackout taillight in the lower. The hinges for the rear sandshields can also be seen.

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Armored Utility Car M20 at the Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles.

This later-production car has the stowage boxes instead of the mine racks between the front and intermediate axles. The two-piece drivers' doors are open, and a .30cal machine gun is mounted.

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Armored Utility Car M20.

The rear bogie assembly is shown in this image. (Picture from TM 9-1743 Ordnance Maintenance--Power Train, Suspension, Hull, and Turret for Light Armored Car M8 and Armored Utility Car M20.)

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Armored Utility Car M20.

An exploded view of the rear axle is offered here. (Picture from TM 9-1743 Ordnance Maintenance--Power Train, Suspension, Hull, and Turret for Light Armored Car M8 and Armored Utility Car M20.)

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Armored Utility Car M20.

The brake system is diagrammed in this image. (Picture from TM 9-1743 Ordnance Maintenance--Power Train, Suspension, Hull, and Turret for Light Armored Car M8 and Armored Utility Car M20.)

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Last updated 26 Apr 2012.
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