Scout Car M11-7

M1: General
Date of first acceptance 1934 Total acceptances 76
Manufacturer Indiana Motortruck Co. Crew 4 men
M1: Dimensions
Combat weight 7,700lbs
Height 78"
Length 199"
Width 80.5"
Tread 64"
Wheelbase 131"
Ground clearance 10.25"
Ground pressure 67psi
M1: Armament
Type Mount Traverse Elevation
Two .50cal MG Pedestal truck mounts M4 on right front fender and rear Manual Manual
.50cal MG or .30cal MG Bracket mounts M5 or M6 on rear passenger doors Manual Manual
M1: Armor
Location Thickness
Front .5"
Sides .25"
Rear .3125"
M1: Automotive
Engine Hercules JXC; 6 cylinder, 4 cycle, L-head gasoline
Horsepower 75 Fuel capacity ~30gal
Transmission Brown-Lipe, 4 speeds forward, 1 reverse with dual range auxiliary transmission
Steering Steering wheel
M1: Suspension
Type Road wheels Shock absorbers
Leaf spring 2/side On each wheel
M1: Performance
Max level road speed 50mph
Max grade 35°
Max vertical obstacle 14"
Turning radius 58'
Max fording depth 30"
Cruising range ~200mi

The scout car M1 was based on the Model 12x4 1.5-ton four-wheel drive truck. Pintle mounts for .50cal machine guns were provided just in front of the front passenger door and on the rear of the car, and a .30cal machine gun pintle mount was installed on each rear passenger compartment door. The vehicle was open-topped, and a canvas cover could be installed. The windshield could be protected by a folding armor flap.




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