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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

M75 Armored Personnel Carrier

United States

 

— 1952-1959 —

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. M75 Armored Personnel Carrier Marker
Inscription.  
Type: Armored Personnel Carrier
Manufacturer: International Harvester Corporation
Weight: 42,000 lbs (21 tons)
Armament: .50 caliber M2 Browning Machine Gun, 1,800 rounds
Engine: Continental A0-895-4 Six-cylinder, 295 hp
Max Speed: 45 mph Operational Range: 115 miles
Crew: 3 plus 9 passengers
Number Built: 1,729

The M75 was developed as an alternative to the World War II era Half-Track. Offering improved protection for crew and troops and the ability to perform amphibious operations, the M75 was used in the Korean War and throughout the 1950's until replaced by the M59.

This vehicle was used by Louisiana National Guard 165th Transportation Battalion 1 Jul 1959 to 1 May 1963 then 1089th Transportation Company until 30 Apr 1964.

SN: USA 40229271; Object ID# 666206
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 29° 57.568′ N, 90° 0.346′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Chenault Boulevard near

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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. M75 Armored Personnel Carrier Marker
North Claiborne Avenue (Highway 39). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M19A1 "Duster" (a few steps from this marker); M20 Scout Car "Greyhound" (a few steps from this marker); M161A "Half Track" (within shouting distance of this marker); North American F-100D "Super Sabre" (within shouting distance of this marker); M42A1 "Duster" (within shouting distance of this marker); M4A3 "Sherman Tank" (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas A-26B Invader "Solid" Nose (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell Douglas F-15A "Eagle" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker.
Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
 
Also see . . .  Geaux Guard Museum website. (Submitted on January 1, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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