|M5 High-Speed Tractor|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Used by||US Army|
|Wars||World War II|
|Length||5.03 m (16ft 6in)|
|Width||2.54 m (8ft 4in)|
|Height||2.69 m (8ft 10in)|
|Crew||1 + 10|
|1 x M2 Browning machine gun|
|Engine||Continental R6572 six-cylinder petrol engine|
207 hp (154 kW)
|290 km (180 mi)|
|Speed||48 km/h (30 mph)|
The M5 High-Speed Tractor was an artillery tractor used by the US Army from 1942.
The M5 is a fully-track vehicle designed to tow the 105 mm Howitzer M2, and the 155 mm Long Tom field artillery, and carry the gun crew and ammunition. A winch and roller system allows the M5 to pull vehicles to the front or rear. Armament is a single anti-aircraft M2 Browning machine gun.
The M5 was standardized in October 1942 from the T21, a vehicle based on the tracks and suspension of the Stuart tank. International Harvester started production in 1942. The M5 did not serve in US Army for long after World War II, but Japan, Austria, Yugoslavia and Pakistan continued to use it.[citation (source) needed]
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