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Reel Number: 250121-03
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1943
Location: Detroit,Fort Knox,Kentucky,Michigan
TC Begins: 00:20:05
TC Ends: 00:30:59
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk R2 of 2 Continued from 250121-07. Workers moving M3 General Lee tank master gear into fire for heat treating & oil quenched. Oil bath & hot parts put in. 00:21:22 Overhead shot of boxes of parts waiting for assembly. 00:22:05 Men assembling steel panels onto hull; overhead cranes moved hydraulic riveters. CU riveting. 00:22:38 Gantry crane moving armored shield & turret installed. Crane hoisting completed hull; final drive lowered into place followed by engine fitted into rear. 00:24:32 37mm turret into place. 00:24:51 Track uncoiled open & tank moved into place onto treads. 00:25:48 Tank driven off assembly line & pulling next into place. 00:26:10 75mm cannon installed; 37mm gun added into turret. Final inspection. Completely assembled tanks moved thru air overhead, lowered onto railroad car, covered w/ tarpaulins & railroad moving at night. 00:28:35 Lines of tanks tested at night. 00:29:44 Sign: US Military Reservation - Danger, Keep Out. Range firing... Tanks moving over Fort Knox field & obstacle course. Guns firing, explosions. The End. WW2; WWII Homefront; War Industry; Factory; Chrysler Tank Arsenal; 1943; Industrial Manufacturing; NOTE: First constructed in 1941; w/ 75mm gun in offset sponson w/ 37mm gun on tall hull. Replaced by M4 Sherman as soon as it became available. NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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