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Gas It Up and Go to War

Posted March 18, 2010 12:01 AM by dstrohl

It appears I was mistaken when I said last week that I'd plumbed the depths of military vehicles for sale on Hemmings.com. Jeremy, our in-house web guy, located a few others, starting with this 1943 White M3A1 halftrack, for sale out of Yardley, Pennsylvania. From the seller's descripiton.

"Restored, top speed 45 mph, new rubber track, repainted Jan 2008, all it needs is gas and you go to war."

So whom should the buyer go to war with?

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03/18/2010 6:13 AM

I just love the look of those half tracks...There's a little Bren gun carrier like a motor bike at the front with a couple of half tracks at the rear...real cute. (I think it was British?? I'm at work away from my books at the mo....)
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03/19/2010 6:10 AM

These were developed by the White Motor Company of Cleveland, OH and used by both the Americans and the British. They were produced by several different companies during WWII, I don't know if any of them were British.

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03/19/2010 8:19 AM

My apologies Del, I misread your post. My above information relates to the M3A1 mentioned in the original post and not the vehicle you were refering to. But I agree with below that you may have been thinking of the German Kettenkraftrad.

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03/19/2010 7:53 AM

Sounds like you are discribing the German Kettenkrad from WWII. A strange halftrack "motorcycle" built as a small 3 person transporter that could pull a small field gun. Suffered rollover problems due to the steering/brake system that demanded high levels of skill to operate.

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03/19/2010 4:25 PM

Ah yes that's the fellah...
Are you sure it's not kitten..krad

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03/19/2010 8:15 AM

I think the one you describe is German. But I can't remember the name of it. It is cute!

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03/19/2010 10:05 AM

is that the one they called the "Rabbit" in "Saving Private Ryan"?

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