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half-track

[′haf ‚trak]
(mechanical engineering)
A chain-track drive system for a vehicle; consists of an endless metal belt on each side of the vehicle driven by one of two inside sprockets and running on bogie wheels; the revolving belt lays down on the ground a flexible track of cleated steel or hard-rubber plates; the front end of the vehicle is supported by a pair of wheels.
A motor vehicle equipped with half-tracks.
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When the barrage lifted, the German onslaught swept across the wet fields as seven half-tracks and five Panzer Mark IV tanks headed directly towards E Company, 2-327th Infantry.
The owner of the M3 half-track, Sam Stead, of Warden Road, Radford, Coventry, is a member of the Military Vehicle Trust.
Each sunup, an army patrol usually with two armored half-tracks (vintage WWII) patrolled the river-skirting track.
At one point, a half-track Mr Davies had been sitting on minutes earlier was blasted apart by a German panzer tank.
Amid the rumble of half-track lorries, army jeeps and authentic Second World War BSA motorbikes, strode Second World War aficionados in period costume.
After 1945 Roadless half-track versions were sold off as war surplus, some with instructions for dismantling the one-tonne, hand-operated,front-mountedcrane, which was used for loading bombs.
Bazemore suffered mechanical problems near half-track and slowed to a 5.
Also aboard the ship were half-track vehicles headed to England for the D-Day invasion.
In addition, half-track wire spreading is made available for the first time, to distribute wire more evenly.
He saw a German half-track, a truck with tractor treads, clanking toward him.
Kalitta held a slight advantage off the starting line before both he and Dixon smoked the tires near half-track.
Lulu was followed by a 15-ton armoured half-track towing an eight-inch gun which, in turn, was towing the trailer bearing our one-man sub.