M3 Medium Tank Armament

Diagram of the armament and ammunition storage of the M3 Medium Tank. (Source: TM 9-750: Ordnance Maintenance, Medium Tanks M3, M3A1, and M3A2, Technical Manual, U.S. War Department, May 1942.)

M3 Medium Tank Armament

 

Squadron Signal Pz. 38(t) and M3 GMC Books

Two new WWII books from the Squadron Signal “In Action” and “Detail In Action” series.

  • SS 52052: Pz.Kpfw.38(t) Variations In Action. By Charles K. Kliment. Illustrated with more than 186 photographs, detailed line drawings and color profiles; 80 pages. ISBN 978-0-89747-725-3.
  • SS 79002: M3 Gun Motor Carriage Detail in Action. By David Doyle. Illustrated with 237 photographs; 80 pages. ISBN 978-0-89747-727-7.

SS 79002: M3 Gun Motor Carriage Detail in Action SS 52052:  Pz.Kpfw.38(t) Variations In Action
 

Submachine Gun Sounds

The original, authentic sounds of the U.S. M1928A1 Thompson, the U.S. M3 Grease Gun, and the German MP-40 “Schmeisser” taken from a WWII training film.


 

Tanks Train in the U.S. Deserts

From Newsmap, September 1942:

Tanks Train in the U.S. Deserts

M3 Grant Tank Grim Reaper Desert Training

While some U.S. tank men already are fighting in North Africa others go through maneuvers in California to toughen them against the enemy. Men wear coveralls and dust masks as they survey the bleak wasteland.

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