Id. US infantry trailer

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handcartz
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Re: Id. US infantry trailer

Post by handcartz » 05 Nov 2011 17:02

I occasionally come across this posting when Im searching for hand Carts. I thought I would take the time to clarify what these two carts are. Sorry if I step on any toes being a first poster and all.

The Cart is a Model 1942 Marine Corps Cart.

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The two photos below are from the website historylink101. Marines were testing an Improvised Cart with a flame thrower mounted on it. Pavuvu, Russell Island

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Photo credit. (go here at your own risk. You will probably get a pop up)
http://www.historylink101.com/wwII_b-w/ ... index.html

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This cart is an M1 Wheeled Machine Gun Mount 1932/1933

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Re: Id. US infantry trailer

Post by Saxon Cross » 06 Nov 2011 22:45

I have a PDF copy of the 1944 US Army field manual for these carts:

M3A4 General Purpose Cart

M4A1 30cal MG Cart

M6A1 M1 Mortar Cart

Has pictures, parts lists, specs etc.

If anyone is really interested, let me know and I'll get a copy to you.

Saxon

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Re: Id. US infantry trailer

Post by Clive Mortimore » 06 Nov 2011 23:20

Hi Guys

Some time ago I was looking for information on German If.8 handcarts when I came across these sites on US Army and USMC carts
http://www.theliberator.be/handcart.htm
http://www.handcartz.com/
http://handcartz.smugmug.com/

The last one has a gallery of USMC carts
http://handcartz.smugmug.com/CARTS/MARI ... 6279_m5gtp
It includes Sturm's flamthower photo :)
Clive

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Re: Id. US infantry trailer

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Nov 2011 18:02

Thank you very much for your help, Craig and Clive. :D

Regards Sturm78

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Re: Id. US infantry trailer

Post by handcartz » 07 Nov 2011 18:05

Handcartz.com is my website and Smugmug is where i store all my photos.

If anybody has a Hand Cart they want added (or corrections) to the Serial list I would appreciate the information. I pretty much only do US stuff. I really don't have enough info on foreign Carts to make a list up.

http://handcartz.com/SerialListP1.html

http://handcartz.com/SerialListP2.html

Thanks Craig

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Re: Id. US infantry trailer

Post by Saxon Cross » 08 Nov 2011 01:44

I just remembered where I got that 1944 cart manual.
You can download it here:

http://www.90thidpg.us//Reference/Manuals/index.html

This site has a lot of excellent WWII manuals for weapons, equipment, vehicles and training.
It also has WWII US manuals on German weapons and equipment.
Well worth a visit with a broadband connection.

Saxon Cross

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