Scan supplied by Mike Kendall
|Shown above is the interior of the M7 105 mm HMC. When converted into a Kangaroo, the howitzer and associated equipment were removed. The ammunition stowage bins on the left and right hand sponson and beneath the subfloor, the folding floor plates and excess gun crew seats were removed. Various items such as fire extinguishers and wireless set were repositioned to maximise the interior space. Some 15, and if needed, up to twenty troops plus a driver could be carried.|
F of the Mediterranean Area AFV Technical Report 27 of 17 April
1945 lists the work carried out by 45 South African Workshops during
the conversion of 102 Priests SP Guns to Kangaroos. Although it is unlikely
that this list of work is identical to what AWD Kangaroo carried out in
August 1944, the list is included here because it gives a good idea of
the work carried out by this unit in such a short time.
"Appendix F CONVERSION
OF PRIEST TO TROOP CARRIER.
Right Hand Side.
The following items
As a result of the
above alterations it will be found possible to accommodate 15 infantrymen
in battle, order, with their rifles, in addition to the driver/W.T. operator.
They are positioned is follows:-
Provision will have
to be made for:-
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