Marmon-Herrington CTLS

The Marmon-Herrington Combat Tank Light was a series of US light tanks produced for the export market at the start of the Second World War. The CTL-3 had a crew of two and was armed with three .30 caliber (7.62 mm) machine guns.

A few saw combat in the Dutch East Indies campaign against the Japanese invasion. In mid-1942 a batch was diverted to Australia from the Dutch order where they were used for training A small number were used by the Marine Corps' 1st Tank and 1st Scout Companies prior to the war. Some were employed on Western Samoa. None saw action. After the attack on Pearl Harbor some of these tanks were taken over by the United States Army and employed in Northern Alaska as the Light Tank T14 and Light Tank T16.


Marmon-Herrington CTLS
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Marmon-Herrington
Origin United States of America
Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 1942
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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Indonesia View
Netherlands View
United States of America View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Marmon-Herrington 440 View

Type Light tank
Place of origin  United States
Service history
Used by  Netherlands
 United States
 Australia
 Indonesia
Wars World War II
Indonesian National Revolution
Production history
Manufacturer Marmon-Herrington
Number built 440
Specifications
Weight 8.4 short tons (7,600 kg)
Length 11 ft 6 in (3.51 m)
Width 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Crew 2
Armour 12-25 mm
Main
armament
3x .30 (7.62 mm) Browning machine guns
Engine Hercules 6-cylinder gasoline
124 bhp
118 bhp at 3,500 rpm
Suspension Vertical volute spring suspension
Operational
range
100 km (62 mi)
Speed 48 km/h (30 mph)

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