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1943  USA  M24  Light Tank "Chaffee"

Armament:       1 - 75mm gun
                            1 - 0.5" AA MG
                             2 - 0.3" MG
Engines:            Twin Cadillac Model 44T24, V-8 gas 110hp each
S peed:               34 mph max.
Range:                100 miles
Crew:                   5
Weight:               18 tons

Lightweight 75mm gun adapted from aircraft use.  Lightly armored, served as a fast efficient reconnaissance vehicle.  Formed basis for a new family of armored vehicles. Over 5000 were produced but did not reach Europe until late 1944. After WWII served with many US allies including the French in Indo-China, serving with distinction at the battle of Dien Bien Phu.



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