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16967 No. 16967 ID: 2ae388
Tanks!
The Medium Tank M2 was a United States Army tank that was first produced in 1939 by the Rock Island Arsenal, just prior to the commencement of the war in Europe. Production was 18 M2 tanks, and 94 slightly improved M2A1 tanks, for a total figure of 112. Events in Western Europe and on the Eastern Front rapidly demonstrated that the M2 was obsolete, and it was never used overseas in combat; it was used for training purposes throughout the war.

The M2's unique features included an unusually large number of machine guns, bullet deflector plates, and sloped armor on the hull front (glacis plate). The main armament was a 37 mm (1.5 in) gun, with 32 mm (1.3 in) armor; the M2A1 had a 51 mm (2.0 in) gun mantlet. The features of the M2 series development, both good and bad, provided many lessons for U.S. tank designers that were later applied with great success in the M3 Lee, M4 Sherman and many other armored fighting vehicles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M2_Medium_Tank

Armed with 1× 37 mm Gun M3 and 7× (maximum 9) .30-06 Browning M1919 machine guns.

Previous tank thread:
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>> No. 20143 ID: 9723b1
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>> No. 20144 ID: 9723b1
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>> No. 20145 ID: 9723b1
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CVRT Scimitar has the same base as FV101 scorpion, with a lighter cannon.
>> No. 20146 ID: 9723b1
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M8 Ridgeway, 105mm cannon.
>> No. 20147 ID: 9723b1
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>> No. 20148 ID: 9723b1
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M8 Thunderbolt, 120mm.
>> No. 20149 ID: 9723b1
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Cadillac-Gage Stingray, 105mm.
>> No. 20150 ID: 9723b1
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Cadillac-Gage was acquired by a textile company called Textron, which is now growing into a major mil-industrial corporation.
>> No. 20151 ID: 9723b1
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>> No. 20152 ID: 9723b1
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Textron Jaguar
>> No. 20153 ID: 9723b1
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Jaguar prototype, it's essentially a modernized T-55.
>> No. 20154 ID: 9723b1
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Sabra light tank, a modernized M60 Patton.
>> No. 20155 ID: 9723b1
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>> No. 20156 ID: 9723b1
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>> No. 20157 ID: 369bd6
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>>20152
>> M15 Jaguar Light Tank
...what, that is certainly a Stingray, no idea what a M15 Jaguar is supposed to be.
>> No. 20158 ID: 9723b1
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ASCOD 105mm
>> No. 20159 ID: 9723b1
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>> No. 20160 ID: 9723b1
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ASCOD also mounted the general dynamics low profile turret (LPT) but that was found to be so incredibly flawed as to be nonfunctional during in perfect testing conditions.
>> No. 20161 ID: 9723b1
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Mysterious PLA 105mm light tank.
>> No. 20162 ID: 9723b1
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Apparently the Chinese main battle tanks have such low horsepower per ton ratios that they could not be used in a potential conflict with India. PLA thus decided to create a light tank for mountain combat.
>> No. 20163 ID: 9723b1
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>> No. 20164 ID: 9723b1
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ZBD 2000 light tank.
>> No. 20165 ID: 9723b1
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Designed for marine use, conceptual descendant of Chinese PT-76 copies. Very useful for the kind of island warfare PLA might be engaged in.
>> No. 20166 ID: 9723b1
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Granddaddy PT-76.
>> No. 20167 ID: 9723b1
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>> No. 20168 ID: 9723b1
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>> No. 20169 ID: 9723b1
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Sprut SD
>> No. 20170 ID: 9723b1
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Sprut is another conceptual descendant of PT-76, except this time designed to be airdroppable as well.
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>> No. 20172 ID: 9723b1
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EFV
>> No. 20173 ID: 9723b1
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As always American vehicles are superior.
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>> No. 20175 ID: 9723b1
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XM1202 Mounted Combat System
>> No. 20176 ID: 9723b1
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It was supposed to have MBT-levels of protection from the front, mounting a 120mm cannon, yet light enough to be air-portable.
>> No. 20177 ID: 9723b1
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This cancelled American project is probably what pushed Putin to fund the Armata program.
>> No. 20178 ID: 9723b1
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Definitely odd looking...
>> No. 20179 ID: 9723b1
>>20157
Jaguar was a Textron venture, a T-55 improvement requested by China.

The hull was upgraded and uparmored well beyond T-55 levels from all aspects, including reshaped and added composite armor to the very top of the hull.

Suspension was improved from torsion bar to hydropneumatic. The engine was replaced with a Stingray light tank engine developing 34% more power. The turret was improved using Stingray components, specifically the Marconi FCS and the much thicker frontal armor, giving it a similar profile to the Stingray. The main cannon is the same British gun on the Stingray.

Only one fully functional prototype was produced. The Chinese cancelled their request, but not before stealing all the information pertaining to the project and using it to produce their own modern MBT line. This sad event is one of the reasons Western arms producers are wary when engaging with China.
>> No. 20180 ID: e549dd
>>20179
I was more concerned about the M15 designation; a casual search led to some Nationstates garbage with it being applied to a Stingray.
>> No. 20181 ID: faf5b0
>>20162
Altitudes for fighting against India would be 14,000 to 17,000 feet and up. So yeah, their diesels would be way down on power.
>> No. 20184 ID: 254d85
>>20179
If it was in the late 80s, Tienanmen Square probably had more to do with it. Off the top of my head Northrop had a project going at the same time to put F-16 radars and avionics on Chinese fighters and a Italian company was doing the same for the Q-5 attack aircraft, and Sikorsky had just sold the PLA 24 S-70s for use in Tibet and Boeing was getting ready to ship 12 Chinooks, while the British were offering advanced naval radars and weapons, but world events led to a lot of projects ending.
>> No. 20198 ID: 254d85
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And really at the time pretty much everybody was offering "put a L7/M68 on your T-55 with western fire control" packages or upgrades, though only Israel had any real success exporting them.

And the Germans tried the inverse, offering Malaysia Leopard 1 hulls with turrets from the T-72s they were taking out of service.
>> No. 20199 ID: 88c84e
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For a Russian T-55 suped-up with Western stuff, the 1988 movie, The Beast of War, had a 1964 Czech ZTS-Martin that was captured by the Israelis and fitted with a 105mm gun. So many T-55 tanks were captured that the Israelis fixed them up and called them the Tiran 5 tank.
>> No. 20200 ID: 88c84e
  The Beast Trailer 1988
Director: Kevin Reynolds https://youtu.be/IWbp5hxzXTo
Starring: Don Harvey, George Dzundza, Jason Patric, Kabir Bedi, Stephen Baldwin, Steven Bauer

During the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, a group of rebels tracks a lost Soviet tank through the Afghan wilderness. Exciting and offbeat war story!
>> No. 21391 ID: bf6179
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The ZSU-57-2 (Ob'yekt 500) is a Soviet self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG), armed with two 57 mm autocannons. 'ZSU' stands for Zenitnaya Samokhodnaya Ustanovka (Russian: Зенитная Самоходная Установка), meaning "anti-aircraft self-propelled mount", '57' stands for the bore of the armament in millimetres and '2' stands for the number of gun barrels. It was the first Soviet mass-produced tracked SPAAG. In the USSR it had the unofficial nickname "Sparka", meaning "pair", referring to the twin autocannon with which the vehicle is armed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZSU-57-2
>> No. 21617 ID: 1dcaa1
>>17561
"US M-551 Sheridan air transportable demolition tank."

Negative. Ghost Rider.
It is an M551 Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle
>> No. 21618 ID: a921de
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>>21617
I have read the Sheridan described as a bunker-blaster demolition light tank. Her 152mm gun fired conventional ammunition and the MGM-51 Shillelagh guided anti-tank missile. Armed with low velocity HEAT rounds that were good for blowing up bunkers & buildings without over-penetrating like the high velocity guns on the MBTs did, and also shooting big canister antipersonnel rounds spewing out flechettes.
>> No. 21619 ID: a921de
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>> No. 21620 ID: a921de
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>> No. 21621 ID: 45e3a1
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it still isn't the coolest light tank...
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>>21621
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