Re: M4 dry stowage ammo stowage. 97 or 85 rounds?
- It looks like 85.
I've got the MWO Joe mentioned (6 Mar 44) and it doesn't say anything
specifically about removing ammo racks. The ammo racks on the hull and
turret basket floors were armored like the hull racks.
Moving the right floor ration bin to the left front sponson in place of
the 15 rnd box and adding a 23 rnd box were described in the "Quick
Fix" OCM (6 Oct 43) but weren't part of the actual work order.
BTW, the ammo storage that was lost was individual round clips along
the walls of the turret basket. The basket floor bin was retained.
--- In G104@yahoogroups.com, "shoelessrunner" <dfong@...> wrote:
> When the M4 had applique armor and armored ammo racks added, they did
> away with the 12 round ready rack on the turret basket shelf. Does
> anyone know where the 12 rounds went to keep the ammo load at 97
> or did they just lower the amount to 85 rounds?