Autocar » T17
Although Autocar did not initially win a wartime halftrack contract, they and Diamond T built thousands of armored halftracks identical to the ones built by White during the war. The company also built a prototype of an armored halftrack T17, and two prototypes of unarmored halftrack with the same name. Mechanically the T17 was fairly identical to the M-series armored half-tracks of WW II: White 160 AX, six-cylinder, 386 cubic inch engine with four speed transmission and two-speed transfer. Front tires were 8.25x20 mounted on combat rims, and the rear steel-cable and-rubber track was 121/4 inches wide. The wheelbase was 135.5 inches. A normal Autocar commercial cab was fitted, and the hood and radiator shell were modified to suit the vehicle, while retaining the Autocar identity. The fenders and headlamp assemblies appear to be the same as those used on the armored versions.