Marmon-Herrington CTLS

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Marmon-Herrington CTLS-4TAC
Marmon Herrington Tanks LOC fsa 8e09169u.jpg
Marmon-Herrington CTLS tanks (a CTLS-4TAC in the foreground and a CTLS-4TAY in the background) in Alaska, summer of 1942.
Type Light tank
Place of origin  United States
Service history
Used by  Netherlands
 United States
Wars World War II
Indonesian National Revolution
Production history
Manufacturer Marmon-Herrington
Number built 440
Weight 8.4 short tons (7,600 kg)
Length 11 ft 6 in (3.51 m)
Width 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Crew 2

Armour 12-25 mm
3x .30 (7.62 mm) Browning machine guns
Engine Hercules 6-cylinder gasoline
124 bhp
118 bhp at 3,500 rpm
Suspension Vertical volute spring suspension
100 km (62 mi)
Speed 48 km/h (30 mph)
Marmon-Herrington CTLS in Surabaya, 1945.

The Marmon-Herrington Combat Tank Light is a series of US light tanks that were produced for the export market at the start of the Second World War. The CTL-3 had a crew of two and was armed with three .30 caliber (7.62 mm) machine guns.[1]

A total of 628 CTLS, CTMS MTLS tanks were ordered by the Royal Netherlands East-Indies Army, of which a small number was delivered to Java, just in time to see combat in the Dutch East Indies campaign against the Japanese invasion. A further 74 tanks of all types were delivered to Dutch units in Surinam. [2][3] In mid-1942 a batch was diverted to Australia from the Dutch order where they were used for training[4][5] A small number were used by the US Marine Corps' 1st Tank and 1st Scout Companies prior to the war. Some were employed on Western Samoa. None saw action. After the attack on Pearl Harbor some of these tanks were taken over by the United States Army and employed in Northern Alaska as the Light Tank T14 and Light Tank T16.[6]


  • CTL-1
  • CTL-2
  • CTL-3
  • CTL-4
  • CTVL

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  1. ^ Spoelstra, Hanno. "Marmon-Herrington Tanks". Marmon-Herrington Military Vehicles. 
  2. ^ Spoelstra, Hanno. "Marmon-Herrington tanks: The Dutch Connection". Marmon-Herrington Military Vehicles. 
  3. ^ Klemen, L. "The conquest of Java Island, March 1942". The Netherlands East Indies 1941–1942. 
  4. ^ Spoelstra, Hanno. "Marmon-Herringtons in Commonwealth service". Marmon-Herrington Military Vehicles. 
  5. ^ Handel, Paul. "Marmon Herrington Tanks in Australia". Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Spoelstra, Hanno. "Marmon-Herrington tanks in US service". Marmon-Herrington Military Vehicles. 


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