This was great discussion back in 2001 that involved british M5/M9 /M14!
Bill Inglee's comments in particular have me wanting more info.
"By far the most numerous Brit halftracks were M14s with the anti-aircraft turret removed. In order, the numbers went, M14, M9 and M5. These are all IHC with flat fenders, rounded rear corners and banjo axles.
The crucial element when looking at pictures is the folding sides on the rear compartment. There are hinges which help identify the M14."
I am building a British 1/72 mot inf half track unit (it keeps expanding) and have painstakingly converted M3 to m5 half tracks (airfix and Italeri)
Now it seems i need some M14's! Where? Is the conversion as simple as having folding down side panels? Is the seating different?
Does the large use of M14's explain why some say British half tracks did not have pulpits? I assume the M14 with the AA gun removed did not have pulpit.
LASTLY! I have a diecast model of the M16 MGMC AA half track from Altaya. To make it an M14 do I just have to do the British (IHC) conversion? (ie rounded rear and flat mudguards?)
Any new photos of british half tracks surfaced in the last 10 years?