M24 Chaffee - G200 Series of Vehicles

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

Tabulated Data - T24 M24


Production

     Cadillac     -     0000

     Massey - Harris     -     0000

     Total Production     -     5022     -     4731 - US Military,   289 - British Empire,   2 - U.S.S.R

     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




Tabulated Data - M37 HMC
Production

     Cadillac     -     0000

     Massey - Harris     -     0000

     Total Production     -     316   (original order was for 448)

     Cost Per Vehicle     -     $







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

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





Armament

1 - 105mm  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

105mm - 126 Rounds 
.50 Cal. - ??? Rounds
.30 Cal. - ??? Rounds
.45 Cal. - Unknown





Specifications



Length:  Feet,  Inches
Width:  Feet,  Inches
Height:  Feet,  Inches
Weight, Gross:  Lbs
Ground Clearance: 1 Foot, 6 Inches
Crew: 7   As of April 1945 -   Chief of Section, Driver, Gunner Corporal, Cannoneer #1, #2, #3, #4
Crew: 8   As of Oct 1952  -   Chief of Section, Driver, Gunner Corporal, Cannoneer #1, #2, #3, #4, #5





Sighting & Fire Control Equipment


The date in ( ) is the date of the manual that refers to said piece of equipment. Some items never changed some evolved during the service life of the vehicle

Mount, Telescope, M76   (1950)
Mount, Telescope, M77   (1950)
Periscope, M13   (1950)
Periscope, M6   (1950)
Quadrant, Elevation, M12   (1950)
Setter, Fuze, M22 or M26   (1950)
Setter, Fuze, M14 wrench, or M27   (1950)
Sight, Bore, Complete, 15-2A-11  (1950)
Telescope, M76G   (1950)
Telescope, Panoramic, M12 or M12A2   (1950)
Binocular, M17   (1950)
Circle, Aiming, M1   (1950)
Compass, M2   (1950)
Finder, Range, M7 With Equipment   (1950)
Light, Aiming, post, M1 one red one green filter   (1950)
Post, Aiming, M1 Set   (1950)
Quadrant, gunners, M1   (1950)
Table, Graphical, Firing, M39 or M23   (1950)
Table, Firing, 105-H-3   (1950)
Thermometer, Powder Temperature, M1   (1950)
Telescope, Battery Commanders, M65   (1950)
Telescope, Observation, M48 or M49   (1950)
Watch, Pocket   (1950)
Watch, Wrist   (1950)




Tools & Equipment


Brush, Bore, 105mm, M12   -   B168009   (1950)
Cover, Bore Brush, M515   -   C83757, 5583757   (1950)
Cover, Gun Book, M539   -   7228906   (1950)
Form, Govt., Army, artillery gun book, 00 No. 5825 blank   -   28-F-67990   (1950)
Manual, Technical, TM 9-324   (1950)
Rammer, cleaning and unloading, M5   -   C91873, 5591873   (1950)
Rammer, unloading, M2   -   D39461, 6539461   (1950)
Roll, spare parts, canvas, empty, size 12 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches   -   7124170
Sight, bore, breech   -   41-S-3639   (1950)
Sight, bore, muzzle   -   41-S-3645-350   (1950)
Staff-Section, end - 55 7/8 inches long   -   B197239, 6197239 or
Staff-Section, end - 61 3/8 inches long   -   B197241, 6197241
Staff-Section, intermediate - 48 1/4 inches long   -   B197240, 6197240 or
​Staff-Section, intermediate - 51 15/16 inches long   -   B197242, 6197242
Tool, Ramming, and Extracting   -   41-T3308-75, D7231655
Wrench, fuze, M7A1, carb-S   -   41-W-1596-50, B171669 or
Wrench, fuze, M18   -   41-W-1496-135, C7231161
Wrench, fuze, M16   -   41-W-1496-115, B7230851




M24   -   75mm Light Tank   -   G200