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Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

M3 Personnel Carrier Half-Track

 
 
M3 Personnel Carrier Half-Track Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 26, 2013
1. M3 Personnel Carrier Half-Track Marker
Inscription.

Armament: .50 cal. machine gun
Crew: 3 plus 10 infantry
Weight: 18,800 lbs
Speed: 45 mph
Range: 220 miles

The basic M3 half-track was fielded in 1940 and used on all fronts throughout World War II. This vehicle proved reliable and as adapted to carry other weapons systems as well. With minor modifications, it was used as an anti-aircraft, anti-tank or mortar vehicle.
 
Erected by United States Army.
 
Location. 39° 3.761′ N, 96° 46.957′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Touch for map. Marker is on the vehicle static display area adjacent to the U.S. Cavalry Museum, at the east end of the Parade Field, and between Custer and Sheridan Avenues. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Henry Avenue, Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M36 Tank Destroyer (within shouting distance of this marker); M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker); M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank (within shouting distance of this marker);
M3 Personnel Carrier Half-Track & Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 26, 2013
2. M3 Personnel Carrier Half-Track & Marker
M24 Chaffee Light Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M5 Stuart Light Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Armored Field Artillery Battalion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
Also see . . .
1. M3 Half-Track at Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. United States Cavalry Association. (Submitted on July 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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