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M24 Chaffee Walk Around


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The US-built M24 Chaffee tank was developed to counter better armed WWII German tanks. Designed around a 75mm main gun, the Chaffee tank packed a heavier punch, a lower profile, and a smoother ride than any of its WWII competitors. Chaffee tanks served well into the 1970s.

As US-built armor came into contact with Axis forces in WWII (first of all in North Africa), it quickly became clear that the 37mm cannon favored on US armor was simply inadequate against the tough armor of those adversaries. The tall silhouette and slab-sided construction of many US vehicles also demonstrated the need for a new US tank. The M24 was developed to address all of these concerns and more. Armed with a 75mm main gun, the Chaffee was able to dispatch many of the foes its predecessors had unsuccessfully faced, and the M24's torsion bar suspension gave it a lower profile and smoother ride while making it an improved gun platform. Produced for the US military until 1950, the Chaffee continued to take the field around the world until well into the 1970s.

Pages: 80
Size: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: MMD-Squadron Signal
ISBN: 9780897475921
Product Code: SS592