|Origin & Designer||[@designer]|
|Armament||1 x .50 cal M2HB Heavy Machine Gun|
|Ammunition Carried||600 x .50 cal|
|Pay Load||36.287 kg|
|Weight||M26: 22.178 kg|
M15: 19.220 kg
|Ground Clearance||M26: 0.36m|
|Engine||Hall & Scott 440 (Petrol)|
|Transmission||12 Forward & 1 Reverse|
|Maximum Road Range||250 miles (400 km)|
|Maximum Cross Country Range||[@maximum_cross_country_range]|
|Maximum Road Speed||28 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]|
|Notes||The 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.|