Half-track is a vehicle that utilizes both tracks and wheels as running gear.
Early 30s The U.S. Army purchased a license to develop half-tracks and experimented with half-track adapters.
The mobility of the vehicle improved markedly when using these adapters.
The best known American half-tracks were the M series made as a standardized design by Autocar, Diamond T, International and White.
The M series had a similar front end to the White M3A1 Scout Car but used more powerful engines: a 147bhp 6.3-liter White AX in the Autocar, Diamond T, and White, and a 143bhp 1HC in the International. Each version had four-speed gearboxes with two-speed transfer boxes and drive to the front axle as well as the tracked bogie.
The M series half-tracks were widely used by US forces in most theatres of the war, and were also supplied under the Lend-Lease Program to Great Britain, Canada and the Soviet Union.
A total of 41,170 were made. The M16 quadmount version of the half-track proved very successful and became the standard light anti-aircraft armored vehicle.
Total Plastic Parts 482pcs
Box Size 73.8x42.5x12.3cm
Metal Parts Cast metal chassis frames, numerous screws and stamping can mount racks and hinges
Resin Parts one large fret
Photo Etched Part one large fret
Total Sprues 25 sprues plus cabs, compartment, chassis, rubber tires, rubber tracks, wheels
Decal Marking M-16, 4th Inf. Div.
More Features New compartment with interior details for M45D weapon mount.interior details for M45D weapon mount.