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Designed and equipped by means of the White Motor corporation, the M3 Scout automobile observed provider as a command automobile, ambulance, gun tractor and patrol and scout car in the course of WWII. Over 21,000 have been equipped among 1937 and 1944 — the overwhelming majority of them the M3A1 variation, which had an extended and wider hull than the unique construction cars. either the M3 and M3A1 had a six cylinder fuel engine (a diesel version M3A1E1 used to be produced for a quick time), and will hold as much as seven males at a best pace of 55-65 mph counting on configuration. either had a radiator safe via an armored shutter, and a shatter-proof windshield. The M3A1 additionally carried a front-mounted curler to avoid it from bogging down on muddy flooring, and will hold 3 computing device weapons (two .30 calibers and one .50) on a hull-mounted skate rail. The M3A1 observed provider within the Pacific, North Africa and Europe, with over 3,000 passed to the Soviet Union through lend-lease. whereas it played admirably sufficient within the box the open most sensible layout, gentle armament and terrible off-road features led such a lot military devices to interchange it with the M8 armored automobile and M20 application vehicle via 1944. initially produced in 1941, this technical handbook was once ordinary factor to M3, M3A1, and M2 crews. initially constrained, this handbook used to be declassified some time past and is right here reprinted in ebook shape.

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Paints and enamels are usually issued ready for use and are applied by brush or spray. They may be brushed on satisfactorily when used' unthinned in the original package consistency or when thinned no more than 5 percent by volume with THINNER. The enamel will spray satisfactorily when thinned with 15 percent by volume of THINNER. ) If sprayed, the enamel dries hard enough for repainting within 1/2 hour and dries hard in 16 hours. c. Certain exceptions to the regulations concerning painting exist.

32. PAINTING LUBRICATING DEVICES. Oil cups, grease fittings, oilholes, and similar lubricating devices, as well as a circle about threefourths of an inch in diameter at each point of lubrication, should be painted with ENAMEL, red, water-resisting, so that they can be readily located. Avoid painting the openings of the fittings through which the lubricant passes. 45 TM 9-705 33-35 SCOUT CAR M3A1 Section VII TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT ON VEHICLE Paragraph Introduction ..................................................

Ammunition will be kept in sealed containers. b. Ordinary fabrics offer practically no protection against mustard gas or lewisite. Rubber and oilcloth, for example, will be penetrated within a short time. The longer the period during which they are exposed, the greater the danger of wearing these articles. Rubber boots worn in an area contaminated with mustard gas may offer grave danger to men who wear them several days after the bombardment. Impermeable clothing will resist penetration more than an hour, but should not be worn longer than this.

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