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  • # Built 13,500
  • Weight 10 Tons
  • Engine White 160Ax 6 cyl 386 cu. in., 148 hp
  • Range 220 miles
  • Speed 45 mph
  • Armor .5 in.
  • Armament .50 cal M2MG

The M2, used by 20 countries, was designed to move artillery, transport machine gun squads, and conduct enemy reconnaissance. The M2 also possessed multiple mounts for machine guns.

Half-tracks like this were unpopular with soldiers in WWII and Korea. With typical GI humor, they dubbed them “Purple Heart Boxes” because the topless M2 left them exposed to exploding artillery shells and it’s thin armor was vulnerable to machine gun fire.


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.