Posted 31 October 2009 - 07:40 PM
GM had many different divisions. Allison Engines was one- aircraft engines, including the engines for the P-39, P-40, P-38, and early P-51s. Cleveland Engine build sub engines.
Case built B-26 wings (Grandma Marian worked at the Rockford plant for awhile where they were produced). They also built a whole bunch of magnetos for aircraft applications.
Allis built a bunch of turbochargers (many of which went into P-38s) and, by weight, most of the equipment used in the Manhatten Project.
I just found a page a few days ago that listed IH military contracts up through about 1965.
Aircraft: Engine cowlings, wheels and brakes, engine parts, nose gears
Ammunition- a bunch of fuses for different applications, shell and bomb. Shells included 37MM, 40MM, 75MM, 105MM, and shell parts.
Vehicles: Military Motor Trucks, 6x6 trucks, 4x4 trucks, Dump Trucks, cargo trucks, fire trucks, mobile canteens, ambulances, rocket launcher trucks, halftracks, tank recovery vehicles, medium tanks, light tanks, airborne crawler tractors, crawler tractors, high speed personnel tractors, armored infantry vehicles, cargo tractors, transmissions and final drives for British Cruser Tanks, 57MM antitank gun carriages, 155 MM gun carriages
Weapons: 20MM aircraft guns, M1 Garands, Firing pins, Automatic loaders for Bofors 40MM guns, 20 MM antiaircraft gun mounts, Gun Mounts, 57 MM, M2 Trackers for electrical gun directors, gun tubes, aircraft torpedoes
Others: Generators, Diesel Engines, gasolene engines, power units, truck chassis, Steam Winches, blood bank refrigerators, invasion ice chests
R&D projects: LIghtweight tank suspensions, noise and vibration reduchtion for tracekd vehicles, lots of other suspension research, Universal ENgineer tractor, LPG snow tractor, 8x8 10 ton vehicle, high pressure hydraulic systems, others
All sorts of parts for other vehicles. Castings and forging for other companies. IH apparently made tooling for other companies.
So many tractors, so little time, money, space, patience, mechanical ability, and Cheetoes.
The only good wine is made by the Reverend.
First drove a Farmall C at age 3- shoved in the clutch and started to roll towards the river. It's been all downhill from there.