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DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian24 Jan 2023 9:40 a.m. PST

I am looking at M-15 and M-16s used in Sicily and Italy 1943.

Can someone give me a good source in terms of armament and armor?

I am looking at the following units -
534th AA Bn
545th AA Bn
630th AA Bn
451st AA Bn
216th AA Bn (I have this as 37mm AA towed)

StarCruiser24 Jan 2023 10:48 a.m. PST

I assume you mean the half-tracks:



Both have the standard 1/2 inch armor plate, just enough to stop rifle caliber bullets.

The M15 packed a M1 37mm gun and machine guns, the M16 was armed with the frightening quad-50 caliber mount.

Both were okay-ish in the anti-air role (close range) and deadly against troops and lightly armored vehicles.

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian24 Jan 2023 10:53 a.m. PST

Some rulesets have the M-16 with a substantially higher armor rating, and that did not make sense to me.

HairiYetie25 Jan 2023 4:23 a.m. PST

Hi Duke. This website shows M15 and M16 having same armour type (face hardened) and thickness.

The armour on the M17 (same as M16 but based on M5) was not face hardened but approx 25% thicker.

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