CRADLE AND PINTLE ASSEMBLY
5 D70627 CRADLE AND PINTLE ASSEMBLY
This cradle/pintle assembly, fitted
with either the D40731 or D68375 ammunition box, or the D90078 ammunition box
tray, was used principally on the M10/M10A1 3in. Gun Motor Carriage.
Interior view of a M10A1 turret showing D70627 cradle and pintle assembly
The distinctive gooseneck shape of the pintle bracket of the D70627 mount
can be seen on this picture of a M10 dug in near a haystack in the Anzio beachhead.
Of interest is the large "D" hand painted on the jerrycan in the foreground.
As the M10 was one of the few diesel-powered vehicles used by the U.S. Army, such
a distinction was essential.