1940-46 Innis M1
So I was rewatching this anime and uhh…
this ABSOLUTE CHONK of a car showed up. I wanted to make it BAD. I instantly went to IMCDb to find out what it was.
Turns out it was a Dodge WC 57. Off to the races I went. Innis had to make something like this. Perfectly enough, the M1 existed and was part of my lore.
Girls und Panzer wins once again. Checkmate liberals.
The Innis M1 series was the very first vehicle the brand manufactured, marking the start of the brand and its long-time solidification serving the American people.
It slotted in just above the Willys MB as a 1/2 and 3/4 ton truck. Powered by the Innis Warhawk 4.0L inline 6, it made 93 horsepower and around 190 lb ft of torque. A large number of these units were built, roughly 380,000 to be exact.
It carried various roles - a scout car, an ambulance, carry-all, weapon carrier, anything duty called for. On the vehicle shown above, the large cylinder on the left was used to mount a M1919 Browning machine gun on it, while the two poles on front were used for… flags…
It topped out at 90 km/h. It was heavy. It was loud. It wasn’t the best scout car because it was loud, and the Willys saw more use than it due to that.
The M1A2 truck was a truck. Yeah. It carried stuff in the back like… stuff.
After the war, the vehicle became very popular with soldiers returning from the battlefield, for its dependability in all conditions
The trucks, especially, were adapted for the public and were very popular amongst farmers and labourers. The civilian version would keep most of the stuff the military-spec version would, but would remove the winch, the Browning mount and the jerry cans on the rear.
The Flying Flounder was an experimental Innis M1 built as a new method of airdropping vehicles. Only 1 was produced. A larger, more powerful engine sourced from the Stuart tank was thrown in to provide more power to the rotors.
Crewed by 2, the Flying Flounder could go up to 113 km/h in flight, but was very unstable at the speed. A small platform where concrete slabs could be placed would act as its ballast.
It was later phased out in favour of different airdropping methods, involving gliders.
Honestly. Who the fuck thought this was a good idea?
Or at least the closest you can make one in Automation. This was an amphibious Innis. Yeah.
10,000 were built. The kit was modular and could be easily outfitted to an existing Innis.
It’s pretty straightforward. It just like… floats in water.
Innis 37mm Mount
THIS ONE AIN’T THOUGH SOLDIER. IT’S GOT A 37MM CANNON OF THEM LIL M5 STUARTS PRIVATE
37mm cannons were mounted on a few of these M1s, however, they were not used very often. When they were though, the M1 provided a somewhat decent base to take these weapons through small areas for infantry support.
Extra armour sloping was placed in front of the engine, but reduced he amount of cooling provided to it as a result.
OOH JAH HANS VEE HAVE ZE INNIS PANZER NOW
VEE VILL ARMOUR ZIS THING UP AND TAKE ZE AMERICAN DOWN
Yeah. Innis M1.