Medium Armored Car T17E1 Staghound I.

One of the jettison fuel tanks on the T17E1 can be seen strapped down above the luggage box between the wheels. Another fuel tank occupied the same position on the opposite side of the car. The release lever was above the side door, and an automatic valve closed the gas line from the tank once it was released. A towing cable is stowed on the front slope, and the drivers' front vision doors are open on this vehicle. The luggage box visible on this side contained the spare bulbs box, a collapsible bucket, C rations, blanket rolls, and a tire pump and hose. The luggage box on the other side held tire chains, a flexible nozzle for a fuel can, heavy tools, and a jack and a wrench with their respective handles. Blackout marker lamps are attached above the head lamps. (Picture from TM 9-741 Medium Armored Car T17E1.)

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Medium Armored Car T17E1 Staghound I.

The side door can be better seen in this angle. A shovel and a machine gun tripod and pintle are stowed above and behind the rear wheel. A rammer staff resides above the jettison fuel tank. (Picture from TM 9-741 Medium Armored Car T17E1.)

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Medium Armored Car T17E1 Staghound I.

The engine mufflers were mounted on the vehicle's rear slope, and the handles for the engine compartment doors can be seen. The right-hand light housing contains a blackout tail lamp and a stop lamp. The left-hand light housing has a blackout tail lamp, a service tail lamp, and a stop lamp. (Picture from TM 9-741 Medium Armored Car T17E1.)

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Medium Armored Car T17E1 Staghound I.

This early car lacks the smoke mortar found in the turret roof of later vehicles. Periscopes M6 were provided for the driver (2), assistant driver, and on each side of the turret roof and in the gunner's hatch. Behind this hatch is the base for an antenna MP 37; an antenna MP 48 could be fitted near the front of the turret roof. (Picture from TM 9-741 Medium Armored Car T17E1.)

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Medium Armored Car T17E1 Staghound I.

The driver's compartment is shown here. 1. Transmission manual control lever. 2. Transfer case shift lever. 3. Transfer case shift lever gate plate. 4. Engine selector lever. 5. Carburetor choke levers--left and right engines. 6. Hand throttles--left and right engines. 7. Hand brake lever. 8. Transfer case front axle lever. 10. Head lamp release buttons. 11. Brake pedal. 12. Accelerator pedal. 13. Steering gear motor switch. 14. Siren foot control. 15. Hand fire extinguisher. 16. Fire extinguishing system control handles. 17. Periscopes. 18. Hand brake assist pedal. 19. Choke levers clamp bolt. 20. Throttle levers clamp bolt. 21. Compass. (Picture from TM 9-741 Medium Armored Car T17E1.)

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Medium Armored Car T17E1 Staghound I.

An illustration of stowage on the left side of the hull is provided here. (Picture from TM 9-741 Medium Armored Car T17E1.)

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Medium Armored Car T17E1 Staghound I.

This is stowage on the right side of the hull. (Picture from TM 9-741 Medium Armored Car T17E1.)

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Medium Armored Car T17E1 Staghound I.

The left side of the turret basket is shown in this drawing. 34. 37mm cannister M2 ammnuition. 35. Spare periscope heads M2 and M6. 36. Radio SCR-506 or SCR-508. 37. Spotlight handle and reel. 38. Periscopes M6. 39. Cal. .30 and 37mm small parts. 40. Phone. 41. Spare periscope M6. 42. Binoculars. 43. Canteens. 44. Map. 45. Compass. 46. Flashlight. 47. 37mm ammunition A.P., M51. 48. Hand grenade boxes. 49. Spot light shaft. 50. Spot light. 51. Signal flags. 52. 37mm spare parts. 53. Radio SCR-510. (Picture from TM 9-741 Medium Armored Car T17E1.)

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Medium Armored Car T17E1 Staghound I.

This is the right side of the turret basket. (Picture from TM 9-741 Medium Armored Car T17E1.)

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Medium Armored Car T17E1 Staghound I.

Various parts of the gyrostabilizer found on early vehicles are shown here. The gun mount elevating gear is visible. A. Piston and cylinder assembly. B. Piston rod end mounting bracket. C. Control link. D. Gear box. E. Gyro control unit. F. Mounting bracket. G. Flexible shaft. H. Disengaging switch. J. Switch plunger. K. Flexible shaft gear box. (Picture from TM 9-741 Medium Armored Car T17E1.)

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Medium Armored Car T17E1 Staghound I.

The left engine's left side is shown here; the flywheel and transmission side of the engines faced toward the vehicle's center. Each engine displaced 269.52in³ (4416.6cm³) with a bore of 3.78125" (9.60438cm) and a stroke of 4" (10cm). One engine with accessories weighed 830lb (380kg) and had an oil capacity of 8qt (7.6L) (Picture from TM 9-741 Medium Armored Car T17E1.)

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Last updated 1 May 2012.
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