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M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage

Self-propelled Anti-Aircraft

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  • # Built 3,550 (including conversions)
  • Weight 9.9 tons
  • Engine White 160AX, 6 cly, 6.3 L, 128 hp.
  • Crew 3
  • Range 175 mi
  • Speed 42 mph
  • Armament 4x Browning .50 cal mp, M45 quad mount.
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The M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage, aka the M16 half-track, was an American self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon armed with four .50 cal machine guns in a Maxson turret.

Firing nearly 2,400 rounds per minute, the M16 became known as the “meat chopper.” It was well known for its effectiveness against low flying aircraft and infantry, making it extremely popular with soldiers.

During the Battle of the Bulge, M16 half-tracks were used as infantry support weapons.

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Museum Closed Saturday, February 11th for Private Vietnam POW Event

The American Heritage Museum will be closed to the public on Saturday, February 11th for a private Vietnam POW Event. The museum will re-open Sunday, February 12th from 10:00am to 5:00pm and the new Hanoi Hilton POW Exhibit will be open that day for visitors.