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T18 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage

The T18 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage was an attempt to produce a close-support vehicle to support the infantry by mounting a 75mm howitzer on the fuselage of an M3 Light Tank. The T18 was armed with a 75mm M1A1 pack howitzer. It was carried in a mount adapted from the one used for the 75mm tank gun in the M3 Medium Tank (the Grant), and as on the Grant was carried on the right of the superstructure, about a third of the way back from the front of the tank. The T18 was given a built-up superstructure that filled the middle third of the vehicle.

Two prototype T18s were built, with mild steel superstructures. They were sent to the Aberdeen Proving Ground for tests, but the design was found to have a number of faults. The built-up superstructure was felt to be too high, and the position of the gun meant that the vehicle was nose-heavy. The project was abandoned in April 1942 in favour of the more successful M8 Howitzer Gun Carriage. This used the fuselage of the Light Tank M5, but with the howitzer carried in a fully traversable open topped turret that made the M8 more flexible and avoided any danger of nose heaviness.


US WWII SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY

Following World War I numerous designers approached the problem of motorizing artillery pieces to make them more mobile in the field. Although tanks had made their debut during the war, military planners also saw the need for a distinct type of self-propelled field artillery to accompany and support infantry. In 1919, the noted U. S. tank designer J. Walter Christie (1856-1944) mounted a 155mm gun on a special chassis equipped with tracks for cross-country use and wheels for road transportation. Although Christie’s designs found little favor at home (he later worked extensively for the British and the Soviets), he did set the groundwork for later developments.

As self-propelled gun and tank crews were required to operate in confined spaces, it also became necessary to find some method of reducing the choking fumes released at the breeches of their pieces after firing. To prevent such leakage, designers often incorporated fume extractors into their barrel designs. The fume extractor was a barrel-shaped compartment around the cannon tube somewhat past its midsection. As the fired shell passed the fume extractor, holes drilled through the barrel allowed a portion of the highly pressurized gas to enter its outer chamber. Once the projectile cleared the muzzle the pressure was then released, thus forcing the majority of the propulsive gasses toward the muzzle rather than the breech.

Although the proponents of the opposing schools altered their basic doctrines to suit the situation, during World War II two main schools of thought emerged concerning the proper use self-propelled artillery. The United States and Britain generally utilized their self-propelled guns in a conventional, indirect-fire infantry support role. In contrast, the Soviets and Germans tended to use theirs as rapidly advancing, infantry-accompanying direct-fire weapons.

Another early attempt at providing self-propelled field artillery equipment, the Priest consisted of a U. S. M2A1 field howitzer mounted on a M3 Grant tank chassis. Owing to the pulpit-like appearance of the Grant’s machine gun cupola, British crews quickly christened the weapon “Priest,” thus beginning their nation’s tradition of giving self-propelled field guns names with religious connotations. Also known as the 105mm Self-Propelled Howitzer M7 in U. S. service, some 3,500 Priests were manufactured and entered service between 1941 and 1943. The Priest saw action with British forces during the October 1942 Battle of El Alamein and was finally replaced in British service by the Sexton and in the United States by the M37 in 1945.

During the first months of World War II, the United States was forced to improvise to provide its forces with self-propelled artillery. In an early attempt to provide a self-propelled gun, in June 1940, U. S. engineers adapted the venerable 75mm M1897A gun to the M3 halftrack chassis. Adopted in 1941 and obsolete in 1944, the 75mm Gun Motor Carriage M3 had a mere 1,933-yard range, firing up to 15-pound projectiles. U. S. forces used the M3 in all theaters of the war, and, although sometimes used as a tank destroyer, it was more effective as a mobile infantry support weapon.

As the 75mm gun was found deficient against modern armor, in 1941 the higher-powered 105mm M1A2 howitzer was mounted on an M3 or M4 tank chassis to create the 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M7. The first M7s saw service with U. S. forces in the Philippines in 1941, and they proved particularly effective in British hands against Afrika Korps panzers at El Alamein in 1942. An adaptation of the French 155mm GPF gun to motorized use, the 155mm Gun Motor Carriage M12 was mounted on an M3 tank chassis. With a crew of six, it was adopted in 1941 and proved very effective in the European Theater during World War II. It was capable of a maximum range of 21,982 yards.

With a crew of four, the 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 mounted a 75mm M2/M3 howitzer on an M5 light tank chassis and was adopted in 1942. Secondary armament consisted of a caliber .50 machine gun mounted at the rear of its open-top turret. The M8 had a maximum range of 9,613 yards and saw extensive service during World War II, with a total of 1,778 being manufactured by the end of the war.

With a crew of seven, the 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M37 incorporated the 105mm M4 howitzer mounted on a modified M24 Chaffee light tank chassis. Adopted in September 1945, only 150 were accepted by the government. The M37 had a maximum range of 12,000 yards, and a caliber .50 machine gun was mounted in a cupola to the right of the howitzer as secondary armament.

Adopted in February 1945 and used in the Korean War, the 155mm Gun Motor Carriage M40 mounted either a 155mm Gun M1A1 or M2 mounted to the rear deck of a modified M4 medium tank chassis. Crewed by eight men, it had a range of 25,722 yards firing a 95-pound projectile. The 155mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M41 was adopted in June of 1945, and a total of 85 were accepted by the army. It incorporated a 155mm Howitzer M1 with a maximum range of 16,360 yards on the rear of an open M24 Chaffee light tank chassis. The M41 saw service in both World War II and the Korean War.

Adopted in June 1945 and with a limited production of only 48, the 8-inch Howitzer Motor Carriage M43 incorporated an 8-inch Howitzer M1 or M2 barrel that had a maximum range of 18,515 yards firing a 200-pound shell. Mounted to the rear deck of an M4 medium tank chassis and with a crew of eight, it was used extensively in the Korean War. Anticipating the need for heavy, self-propelled artillery for the invasion of Japan, the U. S. Army also adopted the 240mm Howitzer Motor Carriage T92 and 8-inch Gun Motor Carriage T93 in 1945. The heaviest U. S. self-propelled weapons of the war, both were mounted on a M26E3 Pershing heavy tank chassis and were manned by a crew of eight. The T92 used the 240mm Howitzer M1, whereas the T93 mounted the 8-inch Gun M1s. The T92 had maximum range of 25,262 yards firing a 360- pound shell. A large spade mounted to the rear of the chassis absorbed recoil, and a T31 cargo carrier provided ammunition. Owing to Japan’s surrender, only five T92s and two T93s were delivered.


T18 HMC

Reload Times
Nominal: 7 s
50% Crew: 8.91 s
75% Crew: 7.84 s
100% Crew: 7 s
Rammer: 6.3 s
Vents: 6.84 s
Both: 6.16 s
Both and BiA: 6.04 s
Both and Max Crew %: 5.79 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.

Reload Times
Nominal: 7 s
50% Crew: 8.91 s
75% Crew: 7.84 s
100% Crew: 7 s
Rammer: 6.3 s
Vents: 6.84 s
Both: 6.16 s
Both and BiA: 6.04 s
Both and Max Crew %: 5.79 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.

Using Shell Type 1 (175 Damage):


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T18 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage (1/72 Modelltrans conversion)

There is not much information floating around about this vehicle. It was a self-propelled gun that was designed for close infantry support in 1941 using a 75mm howitzer. The gun was built in using a gun mount adapted from the M3 Grant. Two mild steel prototypes were built on the M3 chassis, but they were not successful during their trial on the Aberdeen Proving Ground. They had a high profile, and they were nose-heavy, which meant their performance suffered considerably. These issues lead to the cancellation of the T18 project. The successor of the vehicle was the M8 where the howitzer was placed into a rotating turret.

While the SPG did fail its field tests, I think we all can agree it would have passed based on looks – it is probably one of the cutest armored vehicle I’ve seen (if you can use this word about a weapon of war). It used to be an extremely overpowered tank destroyer in World of Tanks, which was used extensively for seal-clubbing. Now they turned it into an artillery piece, with is historically more accurate.

The conversion set is marked as designed for the Stuart models by Mirage Hobby –but it does not specify which type of the many Stuarts from the line. I made a mistake -the first of several in the duration of this build-, and ordered the wrong one. This meant scratchbuilding the two mufflers and the boxes behind the mufflers which sit on the mudguards… not very successfully, I might add.

The kit comes in the usual Modelltrans blister pack. It consists of exactly two parts, so the conversion itself is not very difficult. We get the superstructure and the gun itself. The details are very nice on the parts, but the attachment point to the casting block on the main superstructure is at a very delicate place. The problem is that it’s very thick, and it’s right at the very delicate and fragile mudguards extreme care needs to be taken when sawing it off. (And as usual: be very careful when working with resin. It’s best using a wet-sawing, wet-sanding technique to minimalize dust production, as the fine resin dust is quite bad for health.) There were some casting issues on the superstructure: at places the resin was flaking off, or were downright cracked. You can also see how the superstructure was cast: as if Modeltrans had used a strip of plastic to make the armor thicker, but did not bother enough to hide the outlines of this plastic strip. This can be easily dealt with some filling and sanding, though, unless you forget about it until you put on the camo already, at which point you decide to just ignore the issue. (As I did. As I said: long line of mistakes during the build of this small tank.)

The assembly is dead easy: the superstructure needs to be mated with the plastic lower hull, the gun needs to be attached, and various kit parts glued to the superstructure.

almost done

The superstructure’s fit onto the hull of a Mirage Hobby Stuart is not perfect I needed to doctor the base kit a bit with a scalpel.

I could not find good scale drawings about the vehicle, so I used World of Tanks as a reference. It helped me to decide where to place the fuel tank caps onto the model, and it was useful for determining where to put the tools and other plastic parts coming from the Mirage Hobby kit. The machine guns barrels for the side-mounts can be adapted from the kit machine guns.
As I said I have chosen the “wrong” Stuart version: the M5A1 has the whole back of the chassis covered with armor plates, while the T18 was based on an earlier M3 chassis. The main difference for us is the mufflers were exposed, and there were two storage boxes mounted on the mudguards behind them. I’ve cobbled together some sort of replacement for these, but they are far from satisfactory.

The painting was quick. I wanted to replicate a camo scheme from World of Tanks: a very light green/grey base with darker green areas. I applied black primer, then covered it with neutral grey. I figured the green hue will be added by the subsequent filters. The green patches were added using an airbrush: with the paint flowing, I simply moved the parts of the model I wanted to paint into the way of the pait spray…

The details were painted with a thin brush and using Citadel’s paintsl I’ve also glued the tracks on. As you can see they’re not the best fit I find these rubber band tracks hard to install, unless I can hide the ends under a mudguard, where they cannot be seen.

I always liked the rubbed-off paint on metal effect on models (and real vehicles). Since I was less and less inspired to finish the model, I was ready to experiment. I simply -and carefully- rubbed the edges of the superstructure against a piece of cloth, until the black primer was exposed. This really made the tank look like it’s been through some tough times.

The next steps were the filters: green filters did make the grey look greenish… (No big surprise, but still: big relief here.)
Some light brown and blue filters further modified the colors, and I had to use some yellow as well, as the blue made everything look very cold.
Pin washes were used on the recessed details.

The last steps were to use Tamiya’s weathering set to add yellowish hues to the superstructure (I used the light sand colors, but only in a very light layers, as in this case I wanted to show discoloration, and not dust). I have to say, this last touch bought the model alive suddenly it became realistic-looking.

I used mud to simulate dirt on the chassis and the suspension. The obligatory soft lead pencil was used to make the edges look metallic -which looks really convincing on the worn areas, where the black shows through.

I’ve tried AK Interactive’s fuel stains as well on the fuel caps I’m sure you don’t get as much spilled fuel on any tank, but at least it makes it look more interesting.

All in all, apart from the mistakes I’ve made through this project, the result looks nice. I just have to make sure it’s not displayed showing its “bad” side.


Contents

The 75 mm pack howitzer was designed in the United States in 1920s to meet a need for an artillery piece that could be moved across difficult terrain. In August 1927, the weapon was standardized as Howitzer, Pack, 75mm M1 on Carriage M1. Due to meager funding, production rates were low by 1940, only 91 pieces were manufactured. Only in September 1940, a year into World War II, was the howitzer put into mass production. By then, M1 was succeeded by the slightly modified M1A1. The production continued until December 1944. Ώ] ΐ]

The only significant changes during the mass production period were carriage improvements. The original carriage M1 was of box trail type, with wooden wheels. Requirement for a lightweight howitzer for airborne troops led to introduction of the M8 carriage, similar except new wheels with pneumatic tires. Another requirement, from the cavalry branch of the US Army, resulted in a completely different family of "field howitzer" split trail carriages M3A1 / M3A2 / M3A3. However, only limited number of the M1 in field howitzer variant were built, due to cavalry's switch to self-propelled guns. Ώ] ΐ]

Wartime production of М1, pcs. Α]
Year 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 Total
Pack howitzers, pcs. 36 188 1,280 2,592 915 4,939
Field howitzers, pcs. 234 64 51 349


M3 Gun Motor Carriage (75mm)

After considering the German strategy used in its conquer of the Low Countries and France during the 1940 campaigns, the United States Army focused on a new mobile tank destroyer as a counter to future combat with the European power. As expediency was key, it was decided that the M3 Half-Track personnel carrier proved suitable for the carrying of an anti-tank weapon - namely the 75mm M1897A4 field gun. The M1897A4 was nothing more than an American copy of the excellent French Army turn-of-the-century Canon de 75 modele 1897 regimental field gun, a weapon system eventually adopted by dozens of players including many in Europe. The gun supported an Armor-Piercing (AP) projectile as well as a standard U.S. Army High-Explosive (HE) shell, allowing it to accomplish multiple duties for the service.

The resulting vehicle became the 20,000lb "75mm Gun Motor Carriage M3". It retained the same form as the original M3 vehicles with a length over 20 feet, a width of 7 feet and a height of 8 feet with the gun mounted. The crew numbered five and included the driver, commander, gunner and two ammunition handlers for which there were 59 x 75mm projectiles carried aboard. Power was through a White 160AX gasoline-fueled engine of 142.5 horsepower with the vehicle reaching speeds of 43 miles per hour on roads and up to 200 miles in driving range. The hull was suspended atop a semi-elliptic volute spring suspension system for some comfort in going off-road. The driver sat conventionally at front left with the gunnery crew to reside in the rear, open-air section of the hull superstructure. Protection ranged from 6mm to 16mm in armor thickness, enough to cover small arms fire, though the gunnery crew was largely exposed. Self-defense was simply through personal weapons - 4 x M1 Carbines and 1 x Garand rifle were carried by the crew.

Other physical changes from the M3 design included a new, downward-folding windshield that was further notched to allow the gun tube to rest on it when in travel mode. Fuel tanks were moved to the back of the crew compartment which allowed ammunition storage to be added in a floor compartment.

Testing of the vehicle produced the T12 pilot model, a design headed by Major Robert Icks. Work began in June of 1941 months ahead of the official American declaration of war (December 1941). By October, the vehicle had been put through its paces and adopted in full as the 75mm GMC M3. From there, Autocar produced the first 86 of some 2,200 vehicles of which 170 or so were shipped to the British Army and used as the 75mm SP, Autocar (this in early 1943). The French and Philippines armies also held a stock of limited M3 GMCs from 1944 to 1945 and beyond.

First actions of M3s saw them delivered to the Philippines Front to content with the Japanese invasion. However, the campaign proved a failure for the Allies and those systems not lost in combat were taken over by the Japanese victors where ammunition supplies allowed it. The vehicles were then part of the North African campaign to remove the Axis presence there, seeing action in Tunisia (November 1942 - May 1943), Kasserine Pass (February 1943) and elsewhere in the theater throughout 1942-1943. Then came the retaking of Sicily in 1943 (July-August 1943) but by this time the vehicle was giving way to both combat attrition (losses) and the arrival of the M10 Gun Motor Carriage line - the "Wolverine" as the British named it. The appearance of heavier German armor did not help its cause for the 75mm was really only proven against light and early-war medium tank classes.

In 1944, the M3 GMC was officially declared obsolete by the U.S. Army with its replacements now well-entrenched. This did not stop its usage in the hands of the United States Marine Corps who still valued its 75mm gun and vehicle mobility against the light Japanese tanks during the Saipan (June-July 1944), Peleliu (September-November 1944) and Okinawa (April-June 1944) campaigns that followed. Its other valuable quality lay in used as an anti-fortification and anti-infantry weapon thanks to its HE shell power. By the end of the war, the USMC had too graduated to a newer vehicle - this becoming use of the 105mm M7 Priest models.

Some M3 GMCs soldiered on in the post-war years, particularly with the Philippine Army. Some were to see combat in the upcoming Korean War (1950-1953) before their time was to finally run out.

Beyond the initial M3 production model was the M3A1 which utilized different mounting hardware for its 75mm gun system. Despite the manufacture total of 2,200 vehicles, 1,360 of these gun carriers were eventually converted back to their traditional half-track forms as they were needed in greater numbers to move the masses of Allied troops. This left about 840 or so M3 GMCs in actual circulation throughout the war.


T18 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage - History

The T18 Howitzer Motor Carriage (HMC) was an USA SPG. It was developed from the chassis of M3 Stuart. This vehicle used the gun mount of M3 Lee, and a 75mm howitzer was mounted on the right front of casemate. Two prototypes were built, but, after tests at Aberdeen proving Ground, the project was abandoned because the tank had an high superstructure and no sloped armour.

It’s possible that the T18 tank destroyer (tier 2) will be retired from the game.

Source –

wot-news.com

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/T18_Howitzer_Motor_Carriage

Il T18 HMC è stato un SPG USA, sviluppato dal telaio dell’M3 Stuart. Questo carro sfruttava il sistema di controllo del cannone sviluppato per l’M3 Lee e un obice da 75 millimetri venne montato sulla parte anteriore destra della casamatta. Sono stati costruiti due prototipi, ma, dopo i test all’Aberdeen Proving Ground, il progetto è stato abbandonato perché il carro aveva una sovrastruttura alta e nessuna corazza inclinata.

E’ possibile che il cacciacarri T18 (tier 2) verrà ritirato dal gioco.

Tier: 3 artillery USA
Hitpoints (punti vita): 110 hp
Engine (motore):
Weight (peso):
Power-to-weight (potenza peso): 19.21 hp/t
Maximum speed (vel. max): 48/6 km/h
Hull traverse (rotazione scafo): 23 deg/s
Turret traverse ( rotazione torretta): 16.7 deg/s
Terrain resistance (resistenza al terreno): 1,918/2,11/2,781
Viewrange (raggio visivo): 280m
Radio range (portata radio): 615

Hull armor (corazza scafo): 50.8/31.8/?
Turret armor (corazza torretta): 50.8/50.8/?

Gun (cannone):
Damage (danno): 175
Penetration (penetrazione): 38mm
ROF (rateo): 6.667
DPM (danno al minuto): 1166,7
Reload (ricarica): 9 sec
Accuracy (accuratezza): 0,652
Aimtime (tempo di mira): 4.79s
Depression (depressione / elevazione): +8.3


M8 Scott (Howitzer Motor Carriage M8)

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 06/02/2016 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

For expediency and logistical sake during World War 2, the Americans took the chassis and hull of their M5 "Stuart" Light Tank and converted it into a Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH) mounting the useful 75mm gun in a fully-traversing, open-topped turret to create the "Howitzer Motor Carriage M8" - also known as the "M8 General Scott" or simply "M8 Scott". Production of the Scott began in September of 1942 and ran into January of 1944 to which 1,778 units were delivered. Its operational tenure went beyond that of the United States armed forces for it saw adoption by the armies of Cambodia, France, Laos, Philippines, South Vietnam, and Taiwan for use in the post-war years - namely in Southeast Asia.

The new weapon entered testing as the "T17E1 HMC" pilot vehicle. General Motors (Cadillac Division) headed the modifications of existing Stuart vehicles for this SPH role. The revised design included some notable differences from the original M5 - chiefly in a very short-barreled main gun with thick gun mantlet found in the all-new turret. The turret roof was cut away to allow for the needed working space for the gunnery crew (as well as expelling of dangerous gasses) and the turret ring diameter increased to accommodate the new turret design. The hull roof hatches for the driver and bow machine gunner of the M5 were deleted as was the bow-mounted 0.30 caliber machine gun. The lack of hull hatches meant that the entire crew of four - driver, commander, gunner and loader - was to enter and exit the vehicle through the open-air turret. Power was from the same 2 x Cadillac gasoline dual-engine arrangement seen in the M5 Stuarts while the Vertical Volute Suspension (VVS) system was also retained. Operational ranges reached 100 miles with road speeds peaking at 36 miles per hour.

The 75mm gun was either the M2 or M3 field howitzer variant whose origins were in the classic 75mm "Pack" Howitzer M1 of 1927. In its vehicle-mounted form, this weapon became the "M2" and used the breech and gun tube of the original M1. The "M3" designation simply indicated another vehicle-mounted derivative though the recoil mechanism was now part of the gun tube itself while the barrel remained the same (and interchangeable with the M2). The vehicle allowed for stowage of 46 x 75mm projectiles and defense was provided through a trainable 0.50 caliber M2 Browning heavy machine gun over the rear face of the turret tub. This was served with a 400 x 0.50 caliber ammunition stock held aboard. Armor protection ranged from 9.5mm to 44.5mm across the various facings of the vehicle.

The M8 Scott weighed 18 tons in its finalized form. Its length was just over 16 feet with a width over 7 feet and a height of nearly 9 feet.

The M8 Scott was placed into direct enemy action during 1943, primarily against the Axis forces in the Italian Campaign where it served throughout the Allied march on Rome and then Berlin. It also proved effective in the Pacific Campaign where its 75mm far-reaching, high-explosive munitions could be brought to bear on dug-in Japanese troops with some ferocity. The M8s served in this self-propelled artillery role until supplanted by converted M4 Sherman Medium Tanks which mounted the more-powerful 105mm howitzer as well as thicker armor and a more robust drivetrain. These systems arrived from 1944 onwards and spelled the end of the M8 Scott in the long term.

Post war activity found renewed life for M8 Scotts where they were used by French Army forces in attempting to contain the situation in Indochina (during the "First Indochina War" of 1946-1954). The Scott was still in play after the French left the region for they served with the South Vietnamese Army during the upcoming Vietnam War (1955-1975). Other examples fell to neighboring Laos and Cambodia.


M-8 Howitzer Motor Carriage Specifications and Performance

Length14 ft. 6 in. (4.41m)
Width7 ft. 4.25 in. (2.24m)
Height7 ft. 7.5 in. (2.32m)
Weight34,580 lbs. (15,685kg)
Armament75mm Howitzer main gun, .50 cal. M2 antiaircarft MG
EngineTwin Cadillac 5670cc V-8s, gasoline
Engine Horsepower[email protected]
Maximum speed35 mph (56km/h)
Range130 miles (210km)


M-8 Howitzer Motor Carriage from the French Army taking part in the liberation of Paris, August 1944.


75mm howitzer ammunition stacked near an M-8 Howitzer Motor Carriage.

The following four photos were from the personal collection of Staff Sergeant Alex Bratman, Troop E, 92nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized), 12th US Armored Division "The Hellcats". The photos are undated but probably are from the period prior to the 12th Armored going to the ETO in October 1944.


M-8 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage. Photo: Courtesy family of SSG Alex Bratman.


M-8 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage. Photo: Courtesy family of SSG Alex Bratman.


M-8 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage. Photo: Courtesy family of SSG Alex Bratman.


M-8 75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage. Photo: Courtesy family of SSG Alex Bratman (right).


Watch the video: WW2 M8 Scott Footage. Pt 1. (December 2022).

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