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M6 High-Speed Tractor
M6 High Speed Tractor pic3.JPG
In the Overloon Museum
Type Artillery tractor
Place of origin United States
Service history
Wars World War II
Production history
Manufacturer Allis-Chalmers
Produced Feb 1944 - ?
Specifications
Weight 76,000 lbs / 34.5 t
Length 21ft 6in / 6.55 m
Width 10ft / 3.07 m
Height 8ft 8in / 2.64 m
Crew 11

Primary
armament
.50 cal M2 machine gun
Engine 2 x Waukesha 145GZ 6 cyl gasoline engine
2 x 190 hp at 2100 rpm (141.68 kW)
Suspension HVSS
Operational
range
110 mi / 177 km
Speed 21 mph / 34 km/h

The M6 High-Speed Tractor was an artillery tractor used by the US Army in World War II to tow heavy artillery pieces such as 8 inch Gun M1 and 240 mm Howitzer M1.

Surviving artifacts

M6 High Speed Tractor pic1.JPG

  • Liberty Park, Overloon, the Netherlands

See also

References

External links

  • [1] AAA battery on display

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