"In landing operations, retreat is impossible, to surrender is as ignoble as it is foolish. above all else remember that we as attackers have the initiative, we know exactly what we are going to do, while the enemy is ignorant of our intentions and can only parry our blows. We must retain this tremendous advantage by always attacking rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, and without rest." - General George S. Patton, Jr.

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M1 Combat Car
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Sakura Matou
Sakura Matou Jul 12 2013, 3:17pm says:

Don't know how effective this was but the picture is cool!

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QuakeRiley
QuakeRiley Jul 12 2013, 4:23pm replied:

It's a pre-WWII American design, which means it was complete ****.

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The M1 Combat Car was a light tank used by the U.S. Cavalry in the late 1930s. After the Spanish Civil War, most armies, including the U.S. Army, realized that they needed "gun" armed tanks and not vehicles armed merely with machine guns. So the cavalry tried to upgrade the armor protection and firepower on the M1 Combat Car and opted for a single, larger turret, and the twin machine gun turrets were replaced by one larger turret with a 37 mm gun, and armor reached 25 mm. Other upgrades included improved suspension, improved transmission, and better engine cooling. The M1 was the immediate predecessor of the M2 light tank.

Type Light tank
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1937-1943
Used by United States
Philippines (1937-1942)
Production history
Manufacturer Rock Island Arsenal
Produced 1937-?
Number built 113
Specifications
Weight 8,523 kg (18,790 lb)
Length 4.14 m (13.6 ft)
Width 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Height 2.26 m (7 ft 5 in)
Crew 4
Armor 16mm
Main
armament .50 cal machine gun
Secondary
armament .30 cal machine gun
Engine Continental automobile W-670 7-cylinder gasoline
250 hp (190 kW)
Suspension Vertical volute spring
Operational
range 161 km (100 mi)
Speed 72 km/h (45 mph)

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