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Cadillac Motor Car Division (GMC) M-41 'Walker Bulldog' Light Tank
Type:
Light Tank
Country of origin:
USA
Armor:
24 mm at 30° (hull front glacis), 31.75 mm at 45° (hull front nose), 12/15 mm top, 9.25/31.75 mm (hull floor), 19 mm (hull rear), 38 mm (turret mantlet), 25.4 mm (turret front), 25 mm (turret sides), 25 mm (turret rear), 12.7 mm (turret roof) rolled and cast homogenous steel
Crew:
Commander, Gunner, Loader, Driver
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length, without gun:
5.82 m (19.09')
Gun overghang forward, with early muzzle brake:
2.27 m (7.46')
Width over fenders:
3.20 m (10.49')
Height over AAMG:
3.02 m (9.9')
Height to cupola:
2.76 m (9.05')
Tread:
2.6 m (8.54')
Tread width:
553 mm (21.77")
Fire height:
1.91 m (6.25')
Ground clearance:
0.45 m (1.46')
Ground pressure, zero penetration:
0.67 kg/cm² (9.6 psi)
Turret ring diameter:
1.85 m (6.08')
Weights and loadings
Weight, empty:
18,457 kg (40,690.72 lb)
Combat weight:
23,200 kg (51,040 lb)
Power train
Engine:
One 500 hp Continental AOS-895-3, 6-cylinder, 4 stroke, opposed, supercharged gasoline engine, 2,800 rpm, 530 liter fuel capacity
Auxilliary engine:
GMC model A41-1
Power-to-weight ratio:
21.26 bhp/ton
Transmission:
GMC Allison Division cross-drive CD-500-3, 2 ranges forward, 1 reverse
Transfer case:
Axles:
Tracks:
T91E3, center guide, single pin, steel with detachable rubber pad
Suspension:
Torsion bar type. Five individually sprung dual/track road wheels. Three per dual/track return rollers. Twelve-tooth rear drive sprocket. Dual compensating idlers at front of track. Shock absorbers on first two and last road wheels/track.
Electrical system:
24V
Batteries:
4 x 6TN, 100 Ah
Performance
Max land speed:
72 kph (45 mph) [road]
Water speed:
Acceleration:
Range, cruising:
160 km (100 mi) [road]
Vertical obstacle:
0.71 m (2.33')
Trench:
1.83 m (6')
Max fording depth:
1.22 m (4'); 2.44 m (8') [with preparation]
Gradient:
60%
Side slope:
30%
Turning diameter:
Skid turns
Weapon Systems
Main gun:
M-32 76 mm on a M-76 mount
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Elevation:
-10° to +20° (manual)
Traverse:
360° (at 36°/sec, manual or electric-hydraulic)
Ammunition:
57 rounds, (11 rounds ready)
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Optical, M97 telescope with x8 magnification; M201 periscope x1 for observation and x6 for ranging.
Night gun sight:
Secondary Gun:
M-2 HB 12.7 mm roof HMG
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
600 rounds
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Optical
Night gun sight:
Other defenses:
7.62 mm coax LMG
Program:
The M-41 designed in 1951, originally called Little Bulldog but was renamed after Lt. Gen. W. H. Walker after he was killed during the Korean War. The PA used about seven of these tanks in the 60's and were reportedly named after military execises during the era namely Bawi, Darapidap, Ligtas, Pakitang Lakas, Siyasat, Tagpo, and Tulungan. They are now in static display in several camps, except for one which was allegedly scrapped.
Structure: The tank contained a pulsing relay turret and gun control system which allowed power traverse for the gunner and tank commander's override, and manual hydraulic elevation for the gunner, while the commander had no elevation control. Early production turrets for the M41 had a high side weld mark, the location of which was lowered in later-production turrets. The bottom of the side plate on these early turrets ran straight back to the turret radio bustle; on later turrets the bottom of the side plate angles upwards towards the turret bustle. A stowage box was attached to the rear of the turret bustle, giving the turret a very large rear overhang. Early M41 muzzle brakes were cast and round, however these were later replaced by fabricated T-shaped muzzle brakes. The 76 mm gun is also provided with a bore evacuator directly behind the muzzle brake. The driver's hatch opened by swiveling to the right, and was held in place when open by locking pins welded to the hull glacis. The gunner's and commander's periscopes both had prominent guards on the turret front roof and the front of the commander's cupola, respectively. The M-41 was equipped with an auxiliary generator powered by a small engine. The first 1,367 M-41s produced were not equipped with a muffler for the auxiliary engine. The next 922 had a muffler installed for the generator engine on the right tank engine muffler, on the right rear fender. The heat given off from the main muffler damaged the auxiliary muffler, however, so later tanks had the generator engine muffler moved to the front right fender. Square fenders and track skirts were also fitted to early M-41s, but the track skirts were eliminated and the fenders angled to a point on later vehicles. The .50 cal coaxial machine-gun was replaced by the .30 cal machine-gun during the production run. It is powered by a Continental AOS-895-3, 6-cylinder, 4 stroke, opposed, supercharged gasoline engine with a net rating of 440 hp at 2,400 rpm and gross rating of 500 hp at 2,800 rpm coupled to an Allison CD-500-3, 2 ranges forward, 1 reverse. Steering is by mechanical T-bar. Brakes are of multiple disc-type. Fuel capacity is 530 liters (140 gallons). The commander is seated in the turret rear at the right, gunner at right front turret and loader at left rear turret, with the driver in the hull at the left, front.

BRAVIA SARL V-200 4x4 'Chaimite'
Type:
Armored Personnel Carier
Country of origin:
Portugal
Armor:
7.94 mm (max) steel alloy
Crew:
Commander, Gunner, Driver + 8 Infantry
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
5.61 m (18.41')
Width:
2.26 m (7.41')
Height:
2.26 m (7.41')
Ground clearance, hull:
0.61 m (2')
Combat weight:
7,300 kg (16,093.74 lb)
Power train
Engine:
One 210 hp M-75 water-cooled gasoline V-8 at 4,000 rpm, 300 liter fuel capacity
Power-to-weight ratio:
32 bhp/tonne
Transmission:
Transfer case:
Axles:
Tracks:
Suspension:
Performance
Max land speed:
110kph (68.35 mph) [road]
Water Speed:
9 kph (5.59 mph)
Acceleration:
Range:
Vertical Obstacle:
0.9 m (2.95')
Max fording depth:
Gradient:
65%
Side slope:
40%
Turning diameter:
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:
Two M-60 7.62mm
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
500 rounds ready (250 rounds per gun)
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Other defenses:
Program:
Developed in 1966 by Bravia to meet requirements of the Portuguese armed forces, and is actually a Portuguese knock-off of the V-100 4x4 wheeled APC, which can be distinguished from the V-150 by their flat top and flat rear, also they sport twin 7.62 mm guns in smaller turrets. Twenty units were ordered during the Martial-law era by President Marcos.
Structure:
Similar in appearance to the LAV-150 and Dragoon 4x4 AVs, with large road wheels, single two-part hatch in each side of hull between wheels, nose angles inwards, glacis well sloped then almost vertical to horizontal hull top that extends to rear. Hull rear angled inwards at about 45°, engine in left hull rear with additional entry hatch to right. Top half of hull above wheel hatches slopes slightly inwards, rectangular vision block with firing ports beneath. Fully amphibious, propelled by its wheels. Standard equipment includes a front-mounted 4,530 kg capacity winch. V-200 is the basic vehicle normally fitted with a one-man turret with twin 7.62 mm GPMGs.

Henshel Wehrtechnik/ Thyssen Maschinenbau UR-416 4x4 APC
Type:
Armored Personnel Carier
Country of origin:
Germany
Armor:
9 mm steel alloy
Crew:
Commander, Driver + 8 Infantry
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
5.1 m (16.73')
Width:
2.25 m (7.38')
Height, turret :
2.52 m (8.27')
Height, hull :
2.25 m (7.38')
Ground clearance, hull:
0.44 m (1.44')
Combat weight:
7,600 kg (16,755.13 lb)
Weight, empty:
5,400 kg (11,904.96 lb)
Power train
Engine:
One 120 hp Daimler-Benz OM 352 6-cylinder, water-cooled diesel at 2,800 rpm, 150 liter fuel capacity
Power-to-weight ratio:
16.5 bhp/tonne
Transmission:
Transfer case:
Axles:
Tracks:
Suspension:
Performance
Max land speed:
81kph (50.33 mph) [road]
Water Speed:
Acceleration:
Range:
600 to 700 km (372.52 to 434.96 mi)[road]
Vertical Obstacle:
0.55 m (1.8')
Max fording depth:
Gradient:
70%
Side slope:
35%
Turning diameter:
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:

Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:

Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Other defenses:
Program:
Developed by Rheinestahl Maschinenbau (now Henschel Wehrtechnik) as a private venture, first prototype completed in 1965. Production commenced in 1969 since and over 1,000 units built mostly for export. Normally used for internal security by police and other paramilitary units. A unit was successfully tested by the PMC, but never acquired any unit. Probably the basis for the indigenous armored car named 'Acero'.
Structure:
UR-416 is a Mercedes-Benz 4x4 UNIMOG cross-country truck chassis with an all-welded body that provides protection from small-arms fire and shell splinters. Box-shaped hull with front sloping to rear, horizontal roof, sloping rear which sometimes has spare wheel, hull sides slope inwards from above wheel arches. Radiator grilles on lower hull, front observation flaps at top which hinge upwards for normal use, firing ports in sides and rear of hull. Commander and driver seat front with engine forward and below, leaving the whole rear clear for troops. Basic model has three doors, one each side and one in rear, and is fitted with various weapons on the roof ranging from simple pintle-mounted 12.7 mm to turret armed 25 mm cannon. Optional equipments includes spherical firing ports with vision blocks, fire detection and extinguisher system, air-conditioning system, heater, run-flat tires, smoke grenade dischargers and 5,000 kg capacity winch.

M-3 4X4 White Scout Car
Type:
Armored Car
Country of origin:
Armor:
Crew:
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
Width:
Height:
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Weight:
Power train
Engine:
Power-to-weight ratio:
Transmission:
Transfer case:
Axles:
Tires:
Suspension:
Performance
Max land speed:
Water speed:
Acceleration:
Range:
Vertical obstacle:
Trench:
Max fording depth:
Gradient:
Side slope:
Turning diameter:
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Secondary Gun:
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Other defenses:
Variants used:
Program:
The PMC's first armored asset.

Ingersoll/St. Louis Car Co./Food Machinery Corp./Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton/Pacific Car and Foundry Co. LVTP-5A1
Type:
Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel Carrier
Country of origin:
USA
Armor:
6.4-16 mm rolled homogenous steel
Crew:
Commander, Gunner, Driver + [land only ] 34 Marines [amphibious] 25 Marines
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
9.04 m (30')
Width:
3.57 m (11.71')
Height, over cupola:
3.06 m (10')
Tread:
2.96 m (9.725')
Ground clearance:
0.46 m (1.5')
Ground pressure, zero penetration:
0.65 kg/cm² (9.2 psi)
Weights and loadings
Combat weight:
39,820 kg (87,780 lb)
Weight, amphibous:
37,100 kg (81,780 lb)
Power train
Engine:
One 704 hp Continental LV-1790-1, 4 stroke, 12-cylinder 90° gasoline, 810 hp at 2,800 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio:
19 hp/ton
Transmission:
Allison CD-850-4A or -4B, 2 ranges forward, 1 reverse
Transfer case:
Axles:
Tracks:
Center guide, single pin, steel with inverted grouser
Suspension:
Torsilastic type. Nine pairs of dual/track road wheels. Five dual/track return rollers. Seventeen-tooth rear drive sprockets. Dual compensating idlers at front of track. No shock absorbers
Performance
Max Land Speed:
48.3 kph (30 mph)
Water Speed:
11 kph (6.8 mph)
Acceleration:
Range:
[road] 306 km (190 mi); [water] 92 km (57 mi)
Vertical Obstacle:
0.91 m ( 3')
Trench:
3.66 m (12')
Max Fording depth:
Floats
Gradient:
70%
Side slope:
60%
Turning diameter:
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:
M1919A4 MG 7.62 mm cupola mounted MG
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Elevation:
-15° to +60° (manual)
Traverse:
360° (manual)
Ammunition:
250 rounds
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Secondary Gun:
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Variants used:
LVTP-5A1, LVTH-6
Program:
First saw service in 1956 and well into the Vietnam war, where about 1,124 were produced. The PMC have 32 LVTP-5A1 kept in storage as spares, most with their armor having been stripped to provide the uparmoring of several armed utility vehicles.
Structure: The LVTP-5 designed in 1956 to have an inverted V-shaped bow for more efficient water operation and had its tracks set low in the hull with an internal return channel rather than the all-round track design of its predecessors. The vehicle tracks were made with inverted grousers which propelled the LVTP-5 in the water and also served as center guide teeth. There were two track pins, inner and outer, on each shoe, which left a hole in the middle of the track block that allowed the grouser to operate more efficiently in the water. The road wheels on the LVTP-5 were paired on either side of the center guide teeth, giving a total of 36 wheels per track. One wheel was surrounded by a solid rubber tire, and these carried the vehicle under normal circumstances. The other wheel was steel-rimmed and helped absorb shock loads. The ground clearance down the center of the vehicle was 46 cm (18"), which tapered down toward the tracks, side ground clearance is 28 cm (11"). The LVTP-A1 version had modified engine air intake and exhaust system and the most obvious external difference was a large housing on the vehicle's rear roof above the engine. It is powered by a Continental LV-1790-1 12 cylinder, 4 cycle, 90° vee gasoline engine with a net rating of 704 hp at 2,800 rpm and gross rating of 810 hp at 2,800 rpm coupled to an Allison CD-850-4A/4B transmission with two ranges forward and one reverse. Steering is by mechanical, wobble stick. Brakes are of multiple plate, oil cooled-type. Fuel capacity is 1,730 liters (456 gallons). The commander is seated in front at the right, with the driver at the left. Infantry access was via a bow ramp, and the crew and passenger compartment was at the front of the vehicle, with the powerplant to the rear. There were one large and two smaller access hatches over the passenger compartment, and two more small hatches provided access to the engine.

Borg-Warner/Graham-Paige LVT-3C
Type:
Armored Landing Vehicle
Country of origin:
USA
Armor:
None
Crew:
3
Air transportability:
Dimensions
Length:
7.95 m (26.08')
Width:
3.25 m (10.67')
Height:
3.02 m (9.91')
Ground clearance:
Weights and loadings
Combat weight:
17,500 kg (38,600 lb)
Power train
Engine:
Two 296 hp Cadillac Series 42, 4-stroke, 16-cylinder (8/engine), 90º gasoline engine
Power-to-weight ratio:
Transmission:
Twin Hydramatic, 4 speeds forward, 1 reverse
Transfer case:
Axles:
Tracks:
Outside guide, double pin, extruded grousers
Suspension:
Torsilastic type. Eleven independently sprung/track road wheels. Two per track return rollers. Front drive sprocket. Adjustable sprocket idlers at rear of track. No shock absorbers.
Performance
Max land speed:
27 kph (17 mph)
Water speed:
10 kph (6 mph)
Acceleration:
Range, cruising:
[road] 240 km (150 mi); [water] 120 km (75 mi)
Vertical obstacle:
Trench:
Max fording depth:
Floats
Gradient:
Side slope:
Turning diameter:
Weapon Systems
Main Gun:
M-2 HB 12.7 mm HMG
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Secondary Gun:
2 x 7.62 mm M1919A4 MG
Max effective range:
Rate of fire:
Ammunition:
Ammunition type:
Rangefinder:
Night gun sight:
Other defenses:
Variants used:
Program:
First introduced in 1944. It has the same engine and transmission as that of the M-5 Stuart light tank. It's cab has three windows and has a rear loading ramp. Cargo capacity is 4,000 kg (9,000 lb). The LVT-3 is the PMC's second type of armored vehicle that they used.


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