Antiaircraft Truck Mount Model 1917 for 75mm Field Gun Model 19161-3

Model 1917: General
Date of first acceptance 1917 Total acceptances 51
Model 1917: Dimensions
Combat weight 5,300lbs
Model 1917: Armament
Type Mount Traverse Elevation
75mm field gun Model 1916 Antiaircraft mount on truck rear 240°
+82° to +31°
Model 1917: Armor
Model 1917: Automotive
Engine White; 4 cylinder, gasoline
Horsepower 30
Transmission 4 speeds forward, 1 reverse
Steering Steering wheel
Model 1917: Suspension
Road wheels

The White 2½-ton (2,300kg) T.B.C. truck was used to mount a 75mm field gun model 1916 for antiaircraft use. A mount was installed on the rear of the vehicle, and the ordnance was rechambered to accept French ammunition. Jacks were installed on the chassis to stabilize the vehicle during firing.

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  1. Hunnicutt, R.P. Armored Car: A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2002. Reprinted from Armored Car, R.P. Hunnicutt ©2002, available from Presidio Press, 505B San Martin Drive, Suite 160, Novato, CA 94945.
  2. Crismon, Fred W. U.S. Military Wheeled Vehicles. Minneapolis: Victory Publishing, Ltd., 2001.
  3. Handbook of Ordnance Data. Washington, DC: Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 15 November 1918.

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