OverviewThe Medium Tank, M7 is an American medium tank developed from 1941 to 1942. Originally, the T7 was to be a light tank, but during development the weight of the vehicle increased to almost 27 tonnes, the series classification was changed to medium tank on the 6th of August in 1942 along with standardizing the T7E5 as M7. The vehicles designated M7 were considered inferior to the Medium Tank, M4A3 and the M7 series was cancelled.
The Light Tank, T7E5 was designated the Medium Tank, M7 on the 6th August 1942.
Light Tank, T7
Welded hull, five speed Hydramatic transmission, vertical volute spring suspension.
Light Tank, T7E1
Riveted hull, formed homogenous plate turret, torque converter.
Light Tank, T7E2
Light Tank, T7E3
Welded hull and turret, twin Hercules DRXBS diesel engines, Detroit Gear automatic transmission.
Light Tank, T7E4
Welded hull and turret, twin Cadillac engines, two Hydramatic transmissions.
Light Tank, T7E5
A T7E2 rearmed with the 75mm M3. Later standardized as the M7.
|Land Vehicles of the United States of America - World War II|
|Transport & Towing||M2 (A1 • A2 • E6) • M3 (A1 • A2 • E2) • M5 (A1 • A2) • M9 (M9A1) • T7 • T16 • T29 • T31|
|Amphibious Transport & Towing||T32|
|Combination Gun Motor Carriages (CGMC)||M15 (A1) • T28 (E1) • T60 (E1)|
|Gun Motor Carriages (GMC)||40mm M15 "Special" • 40mm M34 • 40mm T54 (E1) • 40mm T59 (E1) • 40mm T60 (E1) • 57mm T48 • 75mm M3 (A1) • 75mm T12|
|Howitzer Motor Carriages (HMC)||75mm T30 • 105mm T19 • 105mm T38|
|Multiple Gun Motor Carriages (MGMC)||M13 • M14 • M16 (A1 • A2) • M17 • T1 (E1 • E2 • E3 • E4) • T10 (E1) • T28 (E1) • T37 (E1) • T58 • T61 • T68|
|Mortar Motor Carriages (MMC)||81mm M4 (A1) • T19 • M21 • T21 (E1)|
|Utility||Instrument Carrier, T18 • Radio Carrier, T17|