Image: M19 GMC (Military Mash Up)
YearApril 1945
Vehicle Type[@type]
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced300
Crew6 (Commander, Co-Commander/Gunner, Aimer, Two Loaders & Driver)
Main Armament2 x 40mm L/56 M2 Guns
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-3° to +85°
Turret Traverse360° (Powered 40°/Sec)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun Sight2.81m
Secondary ArmamentNone
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried352 x 40mm + 320 x 40mm in M28 Trailer
Combat Weight18.000 kg
Ground Clearance0.45m
Fording Depth1.20m
Trench Crossing1.80m
Obstacle Clearance0.71m
Climbing Ability31°
RadioSCR 619
ArmourUpper Hull Front: 12mm.
Lower Hull Front: 12mm.
Upper Hull Sides: 12mm.
Lower Hull Sides: 12mm.
Hull Rear: 6mm.
Hull Top: 12mm.
Hull Bottom: 12mm.
Gun Mantlet: 12mm.
Turret Front: 12mm.
Turret Sides: 8mm.
Turret Rear: 7mm.
Turret Top: Open.
EngineContinental AOS-895-3 (Petrol)
Transmission8 Forward & 4 Reverse
Maximum Road Range174 miles (281 km)
Maximum Cross Country Range100 miles (161 km)
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed34 mph (56 kph)
Maximum Cross Country Speed10 mph (17 kph)
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
VariantsM19A1: New Exhausts Fitted
NotesBased on a lengthened M24 Chaffee chassis, and mounting duel 40mm AA Guns the M19 gave US Armoured units protection against low flying aircraft. The guns could fire on ground targets which could inflict devastating fire on lightly armoured vehicles. An additional trailer carried extra rounds. It arrived too late to make any Impact in WW2, but saw service in Korea.