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Are the photos you posted of U.S. forces in training in U.S.A.?

 

Yes, can't recall exactly where at the moment. Southwest US I believe, will check.

 

I did find some that show the IH in U.S. service ETO with the 12th Armored.

 

The "Harvester Battalion" took them over. These guys were recruited out of IH and brought them with.

 

That was a major find.

Always believed to be used only for training here and stricktly Lend-Lease "over there."

 

 

centi521, thanks for posting. Very nice M-5.

 

Here's some more. These are so fun to look at.

 

You can see this ones 8th Armored.

 

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Captain Crank

 

I did find some that show the IH in U.S. service ETO with the 12th Armored.

 

The "Harvester Battalion" took them over. These guys were recruited out of IH and brought them with.

 

That was a major find.

Always believed to be used only for training here and stricktly Lend-Lease "over there".

 

 

 

It certainly is a major find. great photos too.

 

regards

 

Steve

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It is strange but until about a decade or two ago I always referred to the M3 series of halftracks as the White halftrack. Who actually built the most units because Autocar built them too. The Autocar always seemed a well built truck, well engineered and solid. Which were the best finished of the bunch?

The Halftrack is an iconic vehicle. I love it!!!

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It is strange but until about a decade or two ago I always referred to the M3 series of halftracks as the White halftrack. Who actually built the most units because Autocar built them too. The Autocar always seemed a well built truck, well engineered and solid. Which were the best finished of the bunch?

The Halftrack is an iconic vehicle. I love it!!!

 

Diamond T built them too!

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There's a picture of an IHC half-track in the latest edition of Classic & Sportscar magazine (March 2010) - taken at Bastogne last year. Looks like it is on non-UK registration plates.

 

Could be a Dutch one.

At least 1 M24, M8 and halftrack went there last time.

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Here's the photos that were found by another gentleman.

 

It seems that Dillengen was captured by the 12th AD on 24 Apr 1945

 

There's no doubting that's an M5A1 or M9A1 with American troops.

 

 

 

berna2vm......

 

Those three ( Diamond T, White and Autocar) are sometimes commonly referred to as "White style" half tracks.

 

Which is best? I'm biased..... I like IH.:-D

Seriously they are all good and very close in performance. Different armor types of which both had flaws.

In modern times the White type is probably better due to more spare parts availabilty and easier rear armor to replicate.

 

I live in farm country and IH is popular here so my track is a celebrity.

 

I'll post more pics tomorrow gotta go plow more snow.

 

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