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M24 Chaffee light tank

Country of Origin: USA


The U.S.-built M24 light tank was put in service at the end of World War II. It has long been retired from U.S. service, but survived in a few countries.

The M24 was obsolescent in every respect. It had a relatively small 75-mm gun, was lightly armored, powered by two gasoline engines, had a relatively short range and needed a large crew.

The M24 chassis was converted for several different roles, including the 105-mm M37 self-propelled gun; 155-mm M41 self-propelled howitzer; and...

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