Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M15.

The combination gun mount M42 formed an imposing structure on the rear of the MGMC M15. The armor gun shield moved in elevation with the weapons, but the turret body was open to the rear. The gun shield was eventually deleted since it obstructed the gun crew's vision to an unacceptable degree. The guns could depress no farther than +20° above the cab and 0° for the rest of their traverse. The right side ammunition stowage box is visible between the cab and the turret. This half-track is fitted with the double coil spring loaded idler wheel, and the exhaust pipe can be seen in front of the track return roller. (Picture from Standard Nomenclature List G-102.)

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Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M15.

The open nature of the turret rear can be seen in this image. Three crew seats lined the rear turret opening. (Picture from TM 9-710 Basic Half-Track Vehicles (White, Autocar, and Diamond T).)

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Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M15.

Details of the crew positions and rear of the vehicle can be seen here. A stowage compartment for .50cal ammunition was mounted right above the towing pintle. The letters refer to part numbers in the service parts catalog. (Picture from Standard Nomenclature List G-102.)

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Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M15.

More details of the turret and crew positions can be seen here. An ammunition chest was positioned on each side of the fuel tank behind the cab, and they are open in this image. (Picture from TM 9-710 Basic Half-Track Vehicles (White, Autocar, and Diamond T).)

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Multiple Gun Motor Carriage M15.

The fuel tanks in the M15 were relocated to directly behind the cab. Seat cushions were provided on the stowage boxes. (Picture from TM 9-710 Basic Half-Track Vehicles (White, Autocar, and Diamond T).)

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Combination Gun Motor Carriage M15A1.

The .50cal MGs below the 37mm gun mark this vehicle as an M15A1. (Picture courtesy 8Hussar Ottawa.)

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Combination Gun Motor Carriage M15A1.

The hinged armor sections are folded down and are shown to good effect here. (Picture courtesy 8Hussar Ottawa.)

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Combination Gun Motor Carriage M15A1.

The large railing added to the gun mount to ease entry and exit is obvious when compared to the vehicles above. (Picture courtesy 8Hussar Ottawa.)

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