Image: M25 (U.S Signal Corps)
YearMay 1943
Vehicle Type[@type]
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced753
Armament1 x .50 cal M2HB Heavy Machine Gun
Ammunition Carried600 x .50 cal
Pay Load36.287 kg
Towed Load[@towed_load]
WeightM26: 22.178 kg
M15: 19.220 kg
HeightM26: 3.12m
M15: 2.71m
WidthM26: 3.31m
M15: 3.12m
LengthM26: 7.77m
M15: 17.48m
Ground ClearanceM26: 0.36m
M15: 0.71m
Fording Depth0.94m
Obstacle Clearance[@obstacle_clearance]
Climbing Ability30°
Front: 19.05mm.
Side: 6.4mm.
Rear: 6.4mm.
Top: 6.4mm.
EngineHall & Scott 440 (Petrol)
Transmission12 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range250 miles (400 km)
Maximum Cross Country Range[@maximum_cross_country_range]
Maximum Road Speed28 mph (45 kph)
Maximum Road Speed + Trailer[@maximum_road_speed_trailer]
Maximum Cross Country Speed[@maximum_cross_country_speed]
Maximum Road Towing Speed[@maximum_road_towing_speed]
NotesThe M25 tank transporter was developed in 1942 to replace the older M19. The M25 comprised of two units the M26 tractor and M15 trailer. The M26 tractor was designed by the Knuckey truck company and developed specifically for the trailer. It had a large armored cab which can seats up to seven people and had good mobility both on road and off. Most M26 are fitted with two winches and this allows the tractor to be used as a wrecker. The armoured cab allowed protection from small arms fire and in combat the cab windows are covered by armour. The .50 cal M2HB heavy machine gun was installed on a ring mount located on the roof, and this provided some defence against ground attacks and aircraft. The M15 trailer was designed by the Freuhauf trailer company and could easily transport the M4 Sherman tank. The M25 was widely used by US forces in Europe from 1944 onwards and remained service until 1955.