1 D38579 PINTLE ASSEMBLY
This was a simple Y-shape bracket originally
used on pedestal and dash mounts. However, it was considered unsatisfactory because
it did not provide an efficient means of holding ammunition.
Detailed view of the D38579 pintle assembly showing pintle adaptor and retaining
pin for the machine gun.
Detailed view of simplified production variant of the D38579 pintle assembly.
Photograph of a 3rd Infantry Division Jeep in Besançon, France in
1944. It is armed with a .50 cal M2HB with D38579 pintle assembly on M31 pedestal
mount. The gun is held in the horizontal position by means of a crotch hinged
on the M31 mount and attached to the rear attachment lugs of the receiver.