7314 M74 Tank Recovery Vehicle

Original an M4A3-105 converted into an M74 after WW2

This TRV:

The unit was used as an Hard Target training object, but still survived. A start of a big restoration job either as a M74 or back to original configuration as a M4A3 105mm Sherman tank. This M74 was used in the late fifties by the US Forces in Germany. After its operational service it was put on a Hard Target traning area. Almost the complete drive line, engine (Ford GAA) , steering is still in but needs some Tender Love and Care.

Technical specification:

Model: M74 Armored Recovery Vehicle
Manufacturer: Bowen-McLaughlin-York, United States of America
Total weight: 93,695 lb (42.5 tons) (empty)
Crew: 4: (Driver, Commander and 2 engineers
Engine: Ford GAA, 8 cylinder, DOHC 60°V8 gasoline,
Displacement:  1,100 cu in (18 L)
Power output:  525HP at 2.600 RPM
Torque: 1,100 Nm
Transmission: 5 forward 1 reverse
Speed: 25 miles/h (40 km/h) on the hard ground
15 miles/h (25 km/h) on the soft ground
Dimensions: Length: 26 ft 1 in   7.95 m
Width: 10 ft 2 in   3.10 m
Height: 10 ft 2 in    3.10 m
Armament: 1 x .50 caliber M2HB machine gun
1 x .20 caliber M1919A4 machine gun
Note: any armament and ammunition is not included in the delivery.
Suspension: Horizontal volute spring suspension (HVSS)
Recovery design: The M74 was fitted with a main 90,000 lb (40,000 kg) hydraulic winch,
a lighter-duty general purpose secondary,
a hydraulic A-frame, and hydraulic front-mounted spade,
which was suitable for light dozing,
as well as serving as an anchor for heavy winching operations
No. built: ≈1000
Condition: Ex Hard Target object

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