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1945 -U.S.A. M37 Howitzer Motor Carriage

Armament:          1 - 105mm howitzer M4
                             1 - 0.50" AA MG
Armor:                 10mm - 15mm
Engine:               Twin Cadillac Series 44 , petrol V-8, 220 hp
Speed:               30 mph
Range:               100 miles
Crew: 7
Weight: 23 tons

The M7 was overweight. In order to develop a lighter, faster vehicle, the 105mm howitzer was placed on the M24 (Chaffee) chassis. This was the same howitzer used in the Sherman M4 (105). The general lines of the vehicle were similar to the M7 even to the "Pulpit" for the 50 cal. MG. The vehicle was shorter and wider allowing for more working space and ammo storage. Elevation was +45 allowing for maximum range. Standardized in 1945, replacing the M7. A total of 316 were built. Did not see combat in WWII .

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