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Porcupine ‘Y53’ - South of Panmunjom, Korea, 27 June 1952.

‘Wireless Communications Tank’ (included communication with Naval Vessels, aircraft, infantry units, and artillery batteries).
All of the Porcupines had dummy guns in an effort to look like regular gun tanks... but only the breech and other internal components were removed. The actual barrel of the gun remained intact and was fixed in place, either permanently resting in the travel-lock or rigidly facing forwards. The extra internal space was used for installing map tables and additional radios.

 

Specifications

Type: Communications Tanks
Crew: 4 (commander, radio, driver, assistant driver)
Designed: -
Number built: 2-5 converted

Ford GAA V8, 18.0 liters gasoline, 450-500hp
Power/weight: 15.1 hp/t
Dimensions/Masses
Length: 6.27 m | Width: 3.00 m | Height: 2.97 m
Weight: 33100 kg
Armor
108 mm maximum
Performances
Maximum speed: 42 km/h | Range: 161 km
Suspension: Horizontal volute spring suspension (HVSS)
Armament

Main: -
Secondary: .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine gun, (4750 rounds)
2 x .30 cal (7.62 mm) M1919A4 machine guns (600 rounds)

 

 

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