|Origin & Designer||[@designer]|
|Crew||5 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Driver & Assistant Driver)|
|Main Armament||1 x 75mm L/41 M6 Gun|
|Elevation||-10° to +15°|
|Turret Traverse||360° (24°/Sec Powered)|
|Secondary Armament||1 x .50 cal M2HB Heavy Machine Gun (AA Mount).|
1 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Coaxial).
1 x .30 cal M1919A4 Machine Gun (Bow).
|Ammunition Carried||48 x 75mm & 3.750 x .30 cal + 440 x .50 cal & 12 x Smoke.|
|Combat Weight||18.400 kg|
|Armour||Upper Hull Front: 25mm.|
Lower Hull Front: 25mm.
Upper Hull Sides: 25mm.
Lower Hull Sides: 25mm.
Hull Rear: 19mm.
Hull Top: 13mm.
Hull Bottom: 13mm.
Gun Mantlet: 38mm.
Turret Front: 38mm.
Turret Sides: 25mm.
Turret Rear: 25mm.
Turret Top: 25mm.
|Engine||Twin Cadillac Series 44T24 (Petrol)|
|Transmission||8 Forward & 4 Reverse|
|Maximum Road Range||174 miles (281 km)|
|Maximum Cross Country Range||174 miles (281 km)|
|Maximum Water Range||[@maximum_water_range]|
|Maximum Road Speed||35 mph (56 kph)|
|Maximum Cross Country Speed||25 mph (40 kph)|
|Maximum Water Speed||[@maximum_water_speed]|
|Notes||Recognising the need for an improved light tank the US ordnance corps working alongside Cadillac developed the M24. Keeping the vehicles weight down was the main factor and a sloping glacis allowed for thinner 25mm frontal armour. The 75mm M7 gun was a derivative of the light version used in bombers. Combined with a low silhouette and torsion bar suspension which gave it a smooth ride, it had a crew of five with and first saw action in the battle of the bulge in late 1944, after World War Two the M24 went on to serve Korea and was finally replaced by the M41 Walker Bulldog.|