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What is this rack ?
« on: May 11, 2020, 03:50:47 PM »
What model came with this rack above the windshield armor? Was this something added in the field? Anyone have better pictures or diagrams? This image is of Patton’s hearse.


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Re: What is this rack ?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 05:48:48 PM »
As far as I've been able to tell, it's simply a field modification.  The soldiers liked how the windshield armor acted as a storage area, but still wanted that area when the armor was lowered.  Therefore, they just made a shelf, independent of the windshield armor.  There is another sample of a halftrack with this mod in David Doyles halftrack book on page 253.

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Re: What is this rack ?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 06:22:38 AM »
Field modification.  I've seen period photos of Officers using that area to spread there maps out. Appeared they had a cut board they could easily put up there and pronto they had a makeshift desk.