Light Tank M22 Locust at the US Army Ordnance Museum.

The suspension strengthening braces on the little M22 Locust are easily visible in this view, as is the driver's hood with sloping sides on the left side of the hull. This tank has the driver's vision port, which is closed by a steel plug. The top of his periscope housing can be seen on the top of the hood. Above the sandshields are two of the lifting brackets that allowed the hull to be suspended under the belly of the C-54 Skymaster cargo plane. The sandshields themselves are a late design; early models descended further to the front and rear. (Photo by Richard S. Eshleman.)

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Light Tank M22 Locust.

This is an early tank with the driver's direct vision slot and hood with vertical sides. The driver's periscope is raised on this vehicle, and the engine's muffler can be seen on the rear fender. (Picture from Development of Armored Vehicles, volume 1: Tanks.)

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Light Tank M22 Locust.

This rear view shows the location of the engine access door and the arrangement of the exhaust piping, which is damaged on this tank. (Picture courtesy 8Hussar Ottawa.)

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Light Tank M22 Locust.

The rear of the Lycoming O-435T engine is shown here. It displaced 434in³ (7110cm³) with a 4.875" (12.38cm) bore and a 3.875" (9.843cm) stroke. It had a 6.25:1 compression ratio and weighed 755lb (342kg) dry. Overall height, width, and length were 31.28" (79.45cm), 35.62" (90.47cm), and 48.07" (122.1cm), respectively. (Picture from TM 9-1724A Ordnance Maintenance--Engine and Engine Accessories for Light Tank T9E1.)

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