National Geographic : 1944 Dec
Amazing new war vehicle travels in water .. glides like a ghost over swamp or sand Built by Studebaker and powered by famous Studebaker Champion engine HERE'S a brand-new example of the teamwork of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, the War De partment and Studebaker engineers... It's the latest model of the Army's versatile track-laying vehicle known as the Weasel... This new M29C is just as much at home in water as it is on sand, mud, swamp or solid ground... It not only propels itself in deep water, fully loaded, but it also clambers up and down steep, slippery banks with amazing ease ... This new Weasel M29C is built by Studebaker under contract with the Ordnance Department, Army Service Forces. It's powered by the famous Studebaker Champion engine... It adds another important unit of war production to an impres sive Studebaker list that already includes Studebaker-built Wright Cyclone engines for the Boeing Flying Fortress and heavy-duty, multiple-drive Studebaker military trucks. Awarded To All Studebaker Plants Here's a Weasel designed for snow operation It's camouflaged like the crafty animal for which it's nicknamed. The M-29 pictured is almost invisible as it glides swiftly and stealth ily over seemingly impassable winter terrain.