Author Topic: M13/M16 field modsw????  (Read 5470 times)

col.halftrack

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M13/M16 field modsw????
« on: October 26, 2011, 03:09:28 PM »
Noticed some things on the M13/16 I am tearing down and not being familiar with this model of track thought I would point them out and hope someone can splain them to me :-\.
Hard to see but there is a large footman loop welded to the side armor two-thirds down and about one foot back from the leading edge. There is another on the next panel of armor to the rear. You can just make it out at the right edge of the photo. These are also on the passenger side.



Also has these smaller footman loops welded to the top of the perimeter rail.



On the bulkhead between the cab and rear bed there is a holder behind the driver seat and above it a tab bolted to the bulkhead. Not sure how to rotate the photo but it needs to be rotated CW90 degrees.



« Last Edit: October 26, 2011, 03:18:31 PM by col.halftrack »
1941 White M2
1942 White M4A1 was M4
1942 Autocar M2A1
1942 Autocar M3-75
1943 White M13 rebuilt as M16
1943 Diamond T M3A1

steve-0

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Re: M13/M16 field modsw????
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 10:40:04 PM »
thats interesting. i have never seen the large footman loops.
my m16 ht also has the tab behind the seat, im not sure what that is ether.
glad i could be of help  ;D

Dinadin

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Re: M13/M16 field modsw????
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 06:47:58 PM »
Rich

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col.halftrack

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Re: M13/M16 field modsw????
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011, 07:26:24 AM »
 VERY GOOD! Dinadin You get the cookie :)
 Seriously, thanks I would agree. One more mystery solved.
 Thanks,
  Kevin

1941 White M2
1942 White M4A1 was M4
1942 Autocar M2A1
1942 Autocar M3-75
1943 White M13 rebuilt as M16
1943 Diamond T M3A1

WayOffTrack

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Re: M13/M16 field modsw????
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 11:31:15 AM »
I've seen the large footman loops on M16A1's also. I think it was added during the rebuild program for Korea but for what purpose I don't know.