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The American M3 Half-track APC was built since 1942 by the U.S. firms White, Autocar, Diamond T, and later International. It is actually an armored truck in which they replaced the rear axle by a chain suspension. The M3 was designed as a troop carrier (Armored Personnel Carrier), but was also a weapons carrier, for example, for mortars, missiles and anti-aircraft guns. It was delivered to all allied troops and used on all fronts. Overall, about 41,000 units were built, which were up still in the 90's in some armies.

M3A1Edit

M3A1
M3A1
General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Category Armoured Personnel Carrier
Armored Fighting Vehicle
Debut in FHSW Debut in Battlefield 1942
Speed 72 km/h
Main armament 12.7 mm M2HB Browning
15x100 rounds
General Ingame Information
Used by USA
Great Britain
Canada
Australia
Soviet Union
Crew in‑game 6
Special abilities Setting up a Browning M1919A4 Tripod
Ammunition supply of the crew
Seat 4 Passenger Seat
Seat 5 Passenger Seat
Seat 6 Passenger Seat
Historical Picture
M3 Half-track


In FHSW, the M3A1 forms the heart of a successful infantry attack. It offers the possibility of many soldiers at once and quickly be brought to the site and provides them with all the necessities. With its gun, it forces the enemy troops in coverage and provides some protection against air raids. The M3A1 has a few minor improvements over the original game, such as the machine gunner is better protected, since it is lower in the vehicle and only the head is visible. Furthermore, the vehicle is now mostly bulletproof.

Great Britain and the Soviet Union use this truck, but instead of the Browning M2 it is a Bren and DP-machine gun used.

The driver has the option to place a 7.62-mm Browning M1919A4 tripod at tactically favorable positions.


M3A1 "Minenlayer"Edit

M3A1 "Minenlayer"
M3A1 Minenlayer
General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Category Minelayer
Debut in FHSW Debut in Battlefield 1942
Speed 72 km/h
Main armament 24 mines
General Ingame Information
Used by USA
Crew in‑game 2
Seat 2 12.7 mm M2HB Browning
8x200 rounds
Historical Picture
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As the name suggests, it is a minelayer. It can be used to defend a flag against armoured attacks. However, you should lay the mines wisely, as they deny not only the enemy but your teammates.

In order not to betray the minefield, you should hide the vehicle after work or destroy it. An unoccupied minelayer in front of a flag looks very suspicious.

Derived vehicles in FHSWEdit

  • T19 105 mm HMC: M3 based Howitzer Motor Carriage equipped with the M2A1 105 mm howitzer.
  • M16 MGMC: M3 based Multiple Gun Motor Carriage equipped with the Maxson M45 Quadmount with 4 M2HB machine guns.
    • M17 MGMC - M16 MGMC variant, based on the M5 chassis. Sent under lend-lease to USSR
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