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U.S. Armor Identification Guide

This is an identification guide for U.S. tanks and armored vehicles used from 1937-1945. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact Vern@GermanDaggers.com.

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Tanks





M1 Combat Car - produced 1937-1943
.50 cal machine gun, .30 M1919A4 cal machine gun
696 produced



M2 Light Tank - produced 1938-1943
37 mm M5 Gun, 5 .30 M1919A4 machine guns
840 produced



M2 Medium Tank - produced 1939-1940
37 mm M3 Gun, 7 .30 M1919A4 machine guns
94 produced



M3 Light Tank (Stuart) - produced 1941-1943
37 mm M6 Gun, 3 .30 M1919A4 machine guns
22,744 produced



M3 Medium Tank (Lee) - produced 1941-1942
75 mm M2/M3 Hull Gun, 37 mm M5/M6 Turret Gun, 2-3 .30 M1919A4 machine guns
6,258 produced



M3 Medium Tank (Grant) - produced 1941-1942
75 mm M2/M3 Hull Gun, 37 mm M5/M6 Turret Gun, 2-3 .30 M1919A4 machine guns
591 produced



M4 Medium Tank (Sherman) - produced 1942-1945
75 mm M3 L/40 gun, .50 cal machine gun, 2 .30 M1919A4 machine guns
49,234 produced



M4 Medium Tank (Sherman Firefly) - produced 1943-1945
Ordnance QF 17-pounder, .50 cal machine gun, 2 .30 M1919A4 machine guns
2,000 produced



M4 Medium Tank (Sherman Jumbo) - produced 1944-1945
75 mm M3 L/40 gun, .50 cal machine gun, 2 .30 M1919A4 machine guns
254 produced



M5 Light Tank (Stuart) - produced 1942-1944
37 mm M6 Gun, 3 .30 M1919A4 machine guns
8,884 produced



M6 Heavy Tank - produced 1939-1940
3" (76.2 mm) M7 Gun, 37 mm M6 Gun, 2 .50 cal machine guns, 2 .30 M1919A4 machine guns
40 produced



M22 Light Tank-Airborne (Locust) - produced 1943-1944
37 mm M6 Gun, .30 M1919A4 machine gun
830 produced



M24 Light Tank (Chaffee) - produced 1944-1945
75 mm M6 L/40 gun, .50 cal machine gun, 2 .30 M1919A4 machine guns
4,731 produced



M26 Pershing Heavy Tank- produced 1944-1945
90 mm M3 gun, .50 cal machine gun, 2 .30 M1919A4 machine guns
200 produced



M7 105 mm Self Propelled Gun (Priest) - produced 1942-1945
105 mm M1/M2 Howitzer, .50 cal machine gun
3,490 produced



M10 Tank Destroyer (Wolverine) - produced 1942-1943
3" (76.2 mm) M7 Gun, .50 cal machine gun
6,706 produced



M12 155 mm Self Propelled Gun (King Kong) - produced 1942-1943
155mm M1917/18 M1 gun, .50 cal machine gun
100 produced



M18 Tank Destroyer (Hellcat) - produced 1943-1945
76 mm AT M1A2 gun, .50 cal machine gun
2,507 produced



M30 155 mm Ammunitions Carrier - produced 1942-1945
.50 cal machine gun
400 produced



M36 Tank Destroyer (Jackson) - produced 1943-1945
90 mm M3 gun, .50 cal machine gun
4,300 produced



M40 155 mm Self Propelled Gun - produced 1944-1945
155mm M2 gun
311 produced


Armored/Scout Cars





M3 Scout Car - produced 1939-1944
.50 cal machine gun, 2 .30 M1919A4 cal machine guns
20,982 produced



M6 Gun Motor Carriage (Fargo) - produced 1942-1945
37 mm M3 Gun
5,380 produced



M8 Light Armored Car - produced 1943-1945
37 mm M6 Gun, .50 cal machine gun, .30 M1919A4 cal machine gun
8,523 produced



M20 Armored Utility Car - produced 1943-1944
.50 cal machine gun
3,680 produced


Halftracks





M2 Halftrack Car - produced 1941-1943
.50 cal machine gun
13,500 produced



M3 Personnel Carrier - produced 1941-1945
.50 cal machine gun, 2 .30 M1919A4 cal machine guns
42,900 produced



M3 Tank Destroyer - produced 1941-1945
57 mm M1 gun, 2 .30 M1919A4 cal machine guns
962 produced



M4 Mortar Carrier Halftrack - produced 1941-1942
81 mm mortar, 2 .30 M1919A4 cal machine guns
1,172 produced



M9 Halftrack Car - produced 1944-1945
.50 cal machine gun/.30 M1919A4 cal machine gun
3,500 produced