The 90mm Gun Motor Carriage, T53 (abbreviated as T53 GMC) is an American prototype self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle developed on the M4 Medium Tank chassis.
The T53 was developed as an equivalent to the German anti-aircraft vehicle armed with the 8,8cm FlaK 36, due to its effectiveness in both the anti-air and anti-tank role.
After a short development period in June 1942, a pilot was to be constructed. An M4A4 chassis was chosen and the multi-bank engine was replaced with a Continental R-975E-C2 which was fitted in the centre of the vehicle.
The pilot had the 90mm gun mounted in the rear, with folding armour plates for crew protection. Later, the plates were removed and a gun shield was fitted in its place.
The pilot was taken to Aberdeen for trials in August 1942, and development went on to the T53E1.
- 90mm Gun Motor Carriage, T53
- Original model with a rear mounted gun.
- 90mm Gun Motor Carriage, T53E1
- Updated model with a centrally mounted gun.
| Land Vehicles of the United States of America |
1919 - 1945
|Transport|| M2 (A1 • A2 • E6) • M3 (A1 • A2 • E2) • M5 (A1 • A2) • M9 (M9A1)|
T7 • T14 • T16 • T29 • T31
|Trucks||T15 • T16 • T17 • T18 • T19|
|Gun Motor Carriages (GMC)|| M3, 75mm (A1) • M34, 40mm|
T12, 75mm • T48, 57mm • T54, 40mm (E1) • T59, 40mm (E1) • T60, 40mm (E1) • T68, 40mm
|Howitzer Motor Carriages (HMC)||T19, 105mm • T30, 75mm • T34, 105mm • T38, 105mm|
|Multiple Gun Motor Carriages (MGMC)|| M2 Halftrack (B-6) • M13 • M14 • M15 (A1) • M16 (A1) • M17|
T1 (E1 • E2 • E3 • E4) • T10 (E1) • T28 (E1) • T58
|Mortar Motor Carriages (MMC)||81mm M4 (A1) • T19 • M21 • T21 (E1)|
|Utility||Patton's Command Vehicle • Radio Carrier, T17 • T18 Instrument Carrier|