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1966 - USA XM551 Light Tank Sheridan

Armament:            1 - 152mm gun/missile launcher
                               1 - 7.62mm coaxial MG
                               1 - 0.5" AA MG
Engine:                  Detroit Diesel 6V53T, 6 cyl.
                               turbocharged, 300 hp
Speed:                  45 mph
Range;                  372 miles
Crew:                    4
Weight:                 17 tons

Designed as an air droppable lightweight assault vehicle. "X"
in the vehicle designation refers to an experimental model.
Developed to replace the M41 . Many early deficiencies noted
with missile system. 1,700 built. Flotation screen permits
amphibious action. A graceful vehicle with clean angles,
smooth contoured turret. Hull is welded aluminum. Turret is
molded steel. Experience in Vietnam indicated vehicle was
prone to damage from land mines. Replaced by Bradley..

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