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U.S.A.

U.S.A.
M10 Wolverine
M4 Sherman
M3 Half-Track
Willys Overland Jeep MB
M7 Priest
B-17 Flying Fortress
SBD-6 Dauntless
P-51 Mustang
F4U Corsair
USS Enterprise
HMS Prince of Wales
USN Fletcher Class
USN Gato Class
LCVP Higgins Boat

GERMANY
PzKfW Mk.VI Tiger
PzKfW Mk.IV Panzer
Hanomag Sdkfz.251
VW Type 82 Kübelwagen
SdKfz.124 Wespe
Junkers Ju 87B Stuka
Messerschmitt Bf-109e

JAPAN
Chi Ha 97
Hanomag Sdkfz.251
VW Type 82 Kübelwagen
SdKfz.124 Wespe
Aichi D3A1 Val
A6M Zeke/Zero
IJN Shokaku Class
IJN Yamato
IJN Akizuki Class
U-Boat Type VII C
Dai-Hatsu 14M

U.K.
Spitfire Mk VB

RUSSIA
T-34/85
T34/76
BM-13N Katyusha "Stalin Organ"
Yak-9

The M3 half-track was used as a command and control vehicle by headquarters staff elements in the 781st, and a modified version served as the basis for the self-propelled 81mm mortars used by the Mortar Platoon in Headquarters Company. Although fast and relatively mobile, the main drawback of the lightly armored half-tracks were their open tops, which made them vulnerable to shrapnel pelting downward from artillery, rocket, or mortar projectiles which may have detonated above the vehicle. In the heavily-wooded Vosges Mountains, where the tall trees frequently caused such projectiles to detonate before they hit the ground, this was an especial weakness for the design.

M3 Half-Track

Height: 6.75 feet
Width: 7 feet
Length: 20.25 feet
Weight: 10 tons
Combat radius (how far one can go on a tank of gasoline): 220 miles (road).

Armor
  Front: .5 inches
  Sides, rear: .25 inches
Maximum Speed:
  Road: 45 mph :

Armament:
  1 x .50-caliber MG
  1 x .30-caliber MG
 

The self-propelled 81mm version was designated the M4A1. Its secondary armament consisted of a single M1919A4 air-cooled .30-caliber MG, but the vehicle otherwise possessed similar performance characteristics.