Massey Harris Manufacture

M24 series vehicle Serial Number & "Hull Build No." Locations.

SN - Below and to the left of bow gun   -   Build No - Left side just to the front of driver hatch

Cadillac Manufacture

M24   -   75mm Light Tank   -   G200

Tabulated Data - T24 M24


Production

     Cadillac     -     3592

     Massey - Harris     -     1139

     Total Production     -     5022     -     4731 - US Military,   289 - British Empire,   2 - U.S.S.R (The above numbers do not account for the Non US vehicles, There is conflict                on these numbers. Some sources state 4731 TOTAL. Some state 4731 + the lend lease vehicles.)

     Cost Per Vehicle     -     $ 67,410.00


Fisher Body Division made the turrets & "Tank Subassemblies" for Cadillac. The turrets were made in both the Pontiac & Ternstedt plants. Total turrets produced from March 1944 to Dec 1945 was 5404 units


Power train

  • 2 each   -   Cadillac Series 44T24, 8 cylinder, water cooled, flat head V8's, with 346 cubic inches per engine   (Similar but not the same as the Stuart M5 Series tanks)
  • 2 each   -   Hydromatic Transmissions   (Similar but not the same as the Stuart M5 Series tanks)
  • 24V electrical system



Performance

  • 34 Miles Per Hour Top Speed
  • ​25 Miles Per Hour Cruising Speed
  • Cruising Range - 100 Miles
  • Turning Circle - 46 Feet
  • Grade Ascending Ability (max) - 60 Percent
  • Fording Depth Max - 3 Feet 4 Inches
  • Width of Ditch Vehicle Will Cross (max) - 8 Feet
  • Vertical Obstacle Vehicle Will Climb - 3 Feet

     


Communication

  • Radio & Interphone
  • 1 - SCR-508 or SCR-528 Radio Set
  • 5 - BC-606 Interphone Stations



Armament

  • 1 - 75mm M6 Main Gun
  • 1 - .50 caliber M2 Heavy Barell Machine Gun
  • 2 - .30 caliber M1919A4 Machine guns
  • 5 - Gun, Submachine, caliber .45, M3 (Grease Gun)
  •                                    OR
  • 4 - Gun, Submachine, caliber .45, M3 (Grease Gun) & 1 Carbine, caliber .30, M1



Ammunition

  • 75mm - 48 Rounds
  • .50 Cal. - 440 Rounds
  • .30 Cal. - 3750 Rounds
  • .45 Cal. - Unknown



Specifications

  • Length: 18 Feet, 4 Inches
  • Length: 16 Feet, 6 Inches (Gun in traveling position)
  • Width: 9 Feet, 8 Inches
  • Height: 9 Feet, 1 Inches
  • Weight, Gross: 40,500 Lbs
  • Ground Clearance: 1 Foot, 6 Inches
  • 24 Volt electrical system
  • Crew: 4 or 5
  • Hull Armor:
    • Type     -     -     -     -     Welded Steel Plate
    • Front: Upper     -     1" at 60 degrees
    • Front: Lower     -     1" at 45 degrees
    • Sides: Front     -     1" at 78 degrees
    • Sides: Rear     -     3/4" at 78 degrees













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