Combat Tank, Light-6
Date of first acceptance 1941
Total acceptances 20
Manufacturer Marmon-Herrington Co.
Crew 2 men
Combat weight 14,775lbs
Three .30cal MG
Ball mounts in hull
Engine Hercules WXLC-3; 6 cylinder, 4 cycle, inline gasoline
Track return rollers
Vertical volute spring
2 wheels/bogie 1/track
Adjustable at rear of track
Outside guide, single pin, steel
Max level road speed 33mph
Cruising range 125mi
Acquired by the US Marine Corps, the CTL-6 was an iteration of Marmon-Herrington's
CTL-3 with a new engine and vertical volute spring suspension bogies akin to those found on the light tank M2. The new powerplant forced the engine decking to change to a horizontal profile from the earlier sloped arrangement. The engine louvres were .25" (.64cm) thick.
Estes, Kenneth W.
Marines Under Armor. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2000. Crismon, Fred W.
U.S. Military Tracked Vehicles. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1992. Spoelstra, Hanno. "Marmon-Herrington Military Vehicles: Tanks."
Marmon-Herrington Military Vehicles. 21 Feb 2020 <http://www.marmon-herrington.webs.com/tank.html>. Nuyt, A.F. "tanks."
Overvalwagens! 21 Feb 2020 <https://web.archive.org/web/20060414173105/http://www.overvalwagen.com/tanks.html>. Kirk, William. "U.S. Light Tanks."
TANKS! 13 Feb 2003. 21 Feb 2020 <https://web.archive.org/web/20120212011858/http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/UnitedStates/lighttanks/LightTanks.html>.
Last updated 21 Feb 2020.
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