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File 140732561443.jpg - (619.33KB , 2048x1536 , US WW2 M2 w 37mm gun & 7 M1919 machine guns 19.jpg )
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:
http://www.operatorchan.org/v/res/12065.html
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>> No. 16968 ID: 2ae388
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US WW2 M2A1 Tank 'Glamerous Gladis' at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
>> No. 16969 ID: 2ae388
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>> No. 16970 ID: 2ae388
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>> No. 16971 ID: 2ae388
File 140732586530.jpg - (113.11KB , 938x725 , US WW2 M2A1 Medium Tank 67th Inf 3rd Army Maneuver.jpg )
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US M2A1 Medium Tank 67th Inf 3rd Army Maneuvers 1940
>> No. 17084 ID: 1e7cc7
File 140935914327.jpg - (2.91MB , 2592x1944 , Russian WW2 IS-3 (Joseph Stalin 3) heavy tank 7.jpg )
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Soviet WW2 IS-3 heavy tank at the Muzeum Polskiej Techniki Wojskowej in Warsaw.
>> No. 17085 ID: 1e7cc7
File 140935917274.jpg - (312.50KB , 1024x683 , Russian WW2 IS-3 in Lesany, Czech Republic 2.jpg )
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An IS-3 in Lesany, Czech Republic.
>> No. 17088 ID: b338a2
File 140940585867.jpg - (63.38KB , 1384x924 , M5A1StuartVI_02.jpg )
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Even with the derp that tank sucked

Pic related, my tankfu
>> No. 17561 ID: 1e7cc7
File 141399654889.jpg - (732.67KB , 3000x2250 , US Sheridan M-551 demolition tank, air transportab.jpg )
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US M-551 Sheridan air transportable demolition tank.
>> No. 17562 ID: 1e7cc7
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The 152mm gun that fired the big Shillelagh missile just rocked this little aluminum tank too much and the brass saw that man-portable missiles were the way to go.
>> No. 17563 ID: 1e7cc7
File 141399669365.jpg - (638.96KB , 3000x2250 , US Sheridan M-551 demolition tank, air transportab.jpg )
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>> No. 17565 ID: 6da3ec
>>17562
The Shillelagh was... disappointing, but a necessary step on the development path of the legendary TOW.
>> No. 17566 ID: 388296
File 14141193387.jpg - (224.67KB , 800x600 , kangaroo.jpg )
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>>17088

ALL OF THE MA DEUCE, NONE OF THE TURRET
>> No. 17710 ID: 1e7cc7
File 14161022588.jpg - (887.90KB , 2592x1944 , UK WW2 Black Prince (A43) Churchill infantry tank .jpg )
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Tank, Infantry, Black Prince (A43) was the name assigned to an experimental development of the Churchill tank with a larger, wider hull and a QF 17-pounder (76 mm) gun. It was named after Edward, the Black Prince, a famous 14th century military leader.

- The only surviving British Black Prince (A43) infantry tank, prototype number four, at Bovington Tank Museum (2008). The red-painted frame on the turret top is a sighting vane to allow rough but quick alignment of the gun in traverse when viewed through the commander's periscope.
>> No. 17727 ID: 81be18
  It's just a good solid tank.
>> No. 17758 ID: 064a10
File 141753469473.jpg - (547.32KB , 1600x1168 , Ukrainian T-84 _and_039;OplotM_and_039.jpg )
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>> No. 17759 ID: 1e7cc7
File 141754311094.jpg - (407.83KB , 1024x749 , Ukrainian T-84 'OplotM' tank 2.jpg )
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>>17758
Ukrainian T-84 'OplotM' tank.
>> No. 18356 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142600611769.jpg - (1.38MB , 2592x1944 , Russian experimental Object 279 (1957) Troyanov nu.jpg )
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Object 279 (Объект 279) was a Soviet experimental heavy tank developed at the end of 1959.

This special purpose tank was intended to fight on cross country terrain, inaccessible to conventional tanks, acting as a heavy breakthrough tank, and if necessary withstanding even the shockwave of a nuclear explosion. It was planned as a tank of the Supreme Command Reserve.

The tank was developed at the Kirov Plant in Leningrad by a group headed by the engineer L. Troyanov. The work on the tank started in 1957, which was based on a heavy tank operational requirements developed in 1956, and a pre-production tank was completed at the end of 1959.[1]

This unique tank boasted increased cross-country capability. It featured four-track running gear mounted on two longitudinal, rectangular hollow beams, which were also used as fuel tanks. The tank suspension was hydro-pneumatic with complex hydrotransformer and three-speed planetary gearbox. The track adjuster was worm-type. The specific ground pressure of this heavy vehicle did not exceed 0.6 kg/cm2. The track chain, running practically along the whole track length provided for increased cross-country capabilities on swampy terrain, soft soils and area full of cut trees, Czech hedgehogs, antitank obstacles and the like.

The tank was equipped with the powerful 1000 hp 2DG-8M diesel engine, enabling the 60 metric ton tank to attain 55 km/h speed, with active range of 300 km on one refuel. It also had auto fire-fighting systems, smoke laying equipment and a combat compartment heating/cooling system. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Object_279
>> No. 18357 ID: 1e7cc7
File 14260061876.jpg - (251.95KB , 1200x805 , Russian experimental Object 279 (1957) Troyanov nu.jpg )
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Armour: The tank hull, with a maximum armour thickness of 269 mm, was covered by a thin, elliptical shield protecting it against APDS and shaped charge ammunition, and preventing it from overturning by the shockwave in case of a nuclear explosion. It comprised large cast irregular shape structures of variable thickness and slope. The all-cast front part of the hull was rounded in shape with thin armour panels against HEAT projectiles, which ran around the edges of the front and sides of the hull. The sides of the hull were also cast and had similar protective armour panels.

The all-cast turret, with a maximum armor thickness of 319 mm, was rounded and had anti-HEAT protective panels. The turret ring was also heavily protected. The tank was equipped with a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protection.

Armament: The tank was armed with the 130 mm M-65 rifled gun. The secondary armament was a 14.5 x 114 mm KPVT coaxial machine gun with 800 rounds. The weapons were stabilized in two planes by a "Groza" stabilizer. Object 279 carried 24 rounds of ammunition, with charge and the shell to be loaded separately.

The gun was provided with a semi-automatic loading system with a rate of fire of 5-7 rounds/min. Firing control system comprised optical rangefinder, auto-guidance system and L2 night-sight with an active infrared searchlight.

An improved variant of the gun was later tested on the experimental tank Object 785 in the late 1970s.
>> No. 18358 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142600631940.jpg - (245.41KB , 1944x1296 , Russian experimental nuclear blast tank, Obyekt 27.jpg )
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One of the reasons that this tank project was abandoned, as with other heavy tank projects, was the fact that the Russians stopped operating with heavy fighting vehicles of that type, tanks and similar, as of 1960. Since then, the heaviest ones are kept at about 50 metric tons of weight, that is without counting in any extra equipment such as additional reactive armor, mine clearing devices (mine ploughs, mine rollers) etc. It was something concerning the current Soviet policy (On July 22, 1960 at the demonstration of new technology on the range of Kapustin Yar, Nikita Khrushchev strictly forbade any tanks with a weight of more than 37 metric tons to be adopted by the military, having thus written off the entire program of heavy tanks which proven to be so successful).

Adding to this decision was the fact that Nikita Khrushchev himself was a supporter of an alternative - guided missile tanks, the most prominent of which was IT-1.

Furthermore, the Russians wanted tanks with a suitable weight for crossing their own bridges, in case of homeland defense situations similar to those that occurred during World War II, which at that time seemed to be unreliable for heavy vehicle crossings.

Another reason was the fact that a number of serious deficiencies of the running gear appeared during the trials. These deficiencies included low nimbleness, efficiency loss during swampy area crossings, complex and expensive production, maintenance and repair, and impossibility of reduction in the overall height of the tank.
>> No. 18359 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142600893732.jpg - (557.85KB , 1496x1021 , Russian experimental nuclear blast tank, Obyekt 27.jpg )
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Some graphics of the Object 279.
>> No. 18360 ID: 1e7cc7
File 14260089493.jpg - (794.13KB , 1496x1021 , Russian experimental nuclear blast tank, Obyekt 27.jpg )
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>> No. 18361 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142600903418.jpg - (58.70KB , 1024x768 , Russian experimental nuclear blast tank, Obyekt 27.jpg )
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T279M modernized depiction with a "feed me Chechens" face.
>> No. 18362 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142600904645.jpg - (49.15KB , 1024x768 , Russian experimental nuclear blast tank, Obyekt 27.jpg )
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>> No. 18363 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142600949397.jpg - (438.61KB , 2250x1500 , Russian T-90A main battle tank 3.jpg )
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Russian T-90A main battle tank.
>> No. 18369 ID: 381ee6
>>17566
How tall is that?
>> No. 18370 ID: 06a0fb
>>18369
It's an M3 Stuart hull, minus the turret. So a little over 4 feet maybe.
>> No. 18371 ID: f013be
>>18370
So cute
>> No. 18372 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611662979.jpg - (78.64KB , 859x710 , US WW2 M3 Stuart cavalry combat car, 1938.jpg )
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Stuarts are cute.

- US pre-WW2 M3 Stuart cavalry combat car, 1938.
>> No. 18373 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18374 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611683221.jpg - (83.48KB , 944x751 , US WW2 M3 Stuart cavalry light tank.jpg )
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>> No. 18375 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611683741.jpg - (68.15KB , 800x600 , US WW2 M3 'Stuart' light tank 3.jpg )
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>> No. 18376 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18377 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18378 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18379 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18380 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18381 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18382 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18383 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611688297.jpg - (796.55KB , 2000x1448 , US WW2 M3 'Stuart' light tank at Bataan.jpg )
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>> No. 18384 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611688615.jpg - (132.63KB , 1024x768 , US WW2 M3 'Stuart' light tank w a little.jpg )
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>> No. 18385 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611689414.jpg - (1.58MB , 2955x2361 , US WW2 M3 Stuart tank w negro troops.jpg )
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>> No. 18386 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611689990.jpg - (111.12KB , 800x600 , US WW2 M3A1 Light Tank (Stuart).jpg )
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>> No. 18387 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611690719.jpg - (1.25MB , 2406x1600 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart British, served in N_ Africa.jpg )
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>> No. 18388 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611691457.jpg - (1.01MB , 2016x1512 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart Light Tank Aberdeen Proving Gro.jpg )
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>> No. 18389 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611692187.jpg - (1.03MB , 2016x1512 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart Light Tank Aberdeen Proving Gro.jpg )
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>> No. 18390 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611692571.jpg - (180.34KB , 1157x818 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart light tank in Israel.jpg )
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>> No. 18391 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611693062.jpg - (93.56KB , 1005x602 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart light tank lent to Russia.jpg )
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>> No. 18392 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611693456.jpg - (24.76KB , 550x488 , US WW2 M3A1 'Stuart' light tank tank wit.jpg )
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>> No. 18393 ID: 1e7cc7
File 14261169382.jpg - (89.16KB , 1005x602 , US WW2 M3A1 'Stuart' standard production.jpg )
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>> No. 18394 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611694432.jpg - (598.28KB , 1800x1300 , US WW2 M5 'Stuart' 37mm gun, _30 bow mac.jpg )
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>> No. 18395 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611694999.jpg - (293.45KB , 1600x1201 , US WW2 M5 Stuart Battle Reenactment.jpg )
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>> No. 18396 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611695551.jpg - (973.87KB , 1544x1176 , US WW2 M5 'Stuart' High Speed Tractor 2.jpg )
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>> No. 18397 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611696046.jpg - (297.54KB , 1600x1200 , US WW2 M5 'Stuart' High Speed Tractor.jpg )
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>> No. 18398 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611696614.jpg - (518.72KB , 1600x1200 , US WW2 M5 Stuart recon tank w hedgerow choppers.jpg )
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>> No. 18399 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611697031.jpg - (73.42KB , 800x597 , US WW2 M5 'Stuart', M4A1 High Speed Trac.jpg )
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>> No. 18400 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18401 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611697879.jpg - (69.39KB , 600x514 , US WW2 M5A1 'General Stuart' light tank .jpg )
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>> No. 18402 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611698541.jpg - (1.09MB , 3000x2250 , US WW2 M5A1 'General Stuart' light tank .jpg )
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>> No. 18403 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18404 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611699527.jpg - (372.01KB , 1600x1064 , US WW2 M5A1 'General Stuart' light tank.jpg )
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>> No. 18405 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611700287.jpg - (1.04MB , 3000x2250 , US WW2 M5A1 General Stuart Mk VI Light Tank.jpg )
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>> No. 18406 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611700726.jpg - (280.94KB , 1417x942 , US WW2 M5A1 Stuart 1.jpg )
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>> No. 18407 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18408 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611701731.jpg - (320.27KB , 1417x942 , US WW2 M5A1 Stuart 3.jpg )
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>> No. 18409 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611702314.jpg - (345.34KB , 1417x942 , US WW2 M5A1 Stuart 4.jpg )
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>> No. 18410 ID: 1e7cc7
File 14261170271.jpg - (279.01KB , 1280x960 , US WW2 M5A1 Stuart light tank.jpg )
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>> No. 18411 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611703242.jpg - (96.21KB , 640x480 , US WW2 M5A1 Stuart recon tank abandoned in the jun.jpg )
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>> No. 18412 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611703616.jpg - (103.10KB , 640x480 , US WW2 M5A1 Stuart recon tank abandoned in the jun.jpg )
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>> No. 18413 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611704824.jpg - (2.78MB , 3870x2591 , US WW2 M5A1 Stuart VI Light Tank 1941 1.jpg )
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>> No. 18414 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611705430.jpg - (279.13KB , 1280x960 , US WW2 Stuart M5A1 in Borden.jpg )
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>> No. 18415 ID: e8f72b
File 142611743928.jpg - (34.47KB , 542x410 , M3 Stuart.jpg )
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>>18411
>>18412

Hey bats just wanted you to know the file name is wrong, it is a M3 not sure designation but definitely not a M5.
>> No. 18416 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611873777.jpg - (412.27KB , 1280x960 , US WW2 M3A3 Stuart Belgrade Military Museum, Serbi.jpg )
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>>18415
Yeah, that rusted hulk is an early model M3, not a sloped front M5.
Or even an improved M3A3, like this Light Tank M3A3 at the Belgrade Military Museum, Serbia.

M3A3 (Stuart V). 3,427 produced.
Put into production to integrate hull improvements brought by the M5 into the M3 series. Turret with rear overhang to house SCR-508 radio. Welded hull with sloped armor, 20° in from the vertical, on front and sides. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M3_Stuart
>> No. 18417 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611903522.jpg - (481.95KB , 1798x1191 , US WW2 M5 Stuart M8 M8 Scott 75mm SP howitzer 1.jpg )
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And then there's the M8 Scott.
75mm Howitzer Motor Carriage M8. 1,778 units produced.
Based on M5 chassis. The gun was replaced with the 75 mm M2/M3 howitzer in open turret and a trailer hook was fitted so an ammunition trailer could be towed. Provided fire support to cavalry reconnaissance squadrons.
>> No. 18418 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611918554.jpg - (4.71MB , 4000x2256 , US WW2 M5 Stuart M8 M8 Scott 75mm SP howitzer 2.jpg )
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ROCA M8 Scott Display in Chengkungling 2011
>> No. 18419 ID: 9aea35
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>>18416
tfw want to lick the polygonal edges but museum manager won't let you
>> No. 18420 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142611968591.jpg - (287.46KB , 1280x960 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart Belgrade Military Museum, Serbi.jpg )
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And a US WW2 M3A1 Stuart light tank at the Belgrade Military Museum, Serbia.
>> No. 18421 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612000732.jpg - (1.52MB , 4000x2667 , US WW2 M3 'Stuart' light tank 7b M2HB bo.jpg )
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>>18379
A Browning M2HB .50 HMG mounted in the bow?
Carro de combate leve de fabricação norte-americana utilizado por diferentes países na Segunda Guerra Mundial e em outros conflitos posteriores.
>> No. 18422 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612044155.jpg - (628.94KB , 2000x1500 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart Belgrade Military Museum, Serbi.jpg )
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>>18419
Don't lick those tanks.
They are museum property for the enjoyment of the people.

- Another M3A1 Stuart tank in the Belgrade Military Museum.
>> No. 18423 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612054276.jpg - (1.34MB , 3038x2422 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart Belgrade Military Museum, Serbi.jpg )
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Yugoslav partisans WWII Stuart M3A1 US made light tank, part of Belgrade Military Museum outer exhibition at Kalemegdan fortress.

Српски / srpski: Лаки тенк М3А1 Стуарт америчке производње у наоружању 1. тенковске бригаде НОВЈ, део спољашње поставке Војног музеја на Калемегданској тврђави.
>> No. 18424 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612074464.jpg - (3.33MB , 3264x2448 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart Soviet 1.jpg )
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M3A1 Stuart in the Technical museum of Vadim Zadorogny.
>> No. 18425 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612148472.jpg - (126.67KB , 866x838 , US WW2 M3A1 Stuart in Israel 2.jpg )
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>>18387
Made by American Car and Foundry, this type of tank was used by the British in 1941 in North Africa. The tank performed so well it was affectionately called "Honey" and the name stuck.

- M3A1 Stuart in the Yad la-Shiryon Museum, Israel. 2005.
>> No. 18426 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612193331.jpg - (1.96MB , 3264x2176 , US WW2 M5A1 in the Kubinka Museum, Russia 1.jpg )
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M5A1 in the Kubinka Museum
>> No. 18427 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612194537.jpg - (0.95MB , 1200x810 , US WW2 M5A1 in the Kubinka Museum, Russia 2.jpg )
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>> No. 18428 ID: 1e7cc7
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>> No. 18429 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612237147.jpg - (2.47MB , 2267x1707 , US WW2 M5 Stuart T8 Reconnaissance Vehicle 1.jpg )
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T8 Reconnaissance Vehicle
>> No. 18430 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612251076.jpg - (912.59KB , 3000x2250 , US WW2 M5 Stuart T8E1 Reconnaissance Vehicle 1.jpg )
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>> No. 18431 ID: 1e7cc7
File 142612284474.jpg - (4.86MB , 3795x2529 , US WW2 M3 Stuart light tank w sponson MGs 1.jpg )
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The american light tank M3 was deployed in the second world war from 1941 on. It has been used rarely as a combat tank, but because of its speed primary for reconnaissance. Army-meeting in Kradolf, Switzerland, June 25, 2010.
>> No. 18432 ID: e8f72b
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>>18417
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Posting what I have.
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>> No. 18437 ID: e8f72b
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File 142612625528.jpg - (73.16KB , 600x476 , v41352_stuart-03.jpg )
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>> No. 18442 ID: 06a0fb
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Probably the only time a comic book is applicable to a thread in /v/ but,
The Haunted Tank
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haunted_Tank
DC companion series to Sgt. Rock. It's about an M3 Stuart tank in WWII whose commander, Jeb Stuart Smith, is the great-great-great grandson of Confederate General Jeb Stuart, whose ghost is sent to guide and protect the tank and the man.

My dad read it as a kid, and I have found some old copies at garage sales. It's about as interesting as one can expect for a 50+ year old comic book written for younger readers can be.

DC relaunched it in 2008 as a mini-series after the OEF/OIF surge, with the Stuart tank replaced by an Abrams and the commander and descendant who Jeb Stuart is sent to protect is an African-American man, much to General Stuart's consternation. Much more social commentary on racism in this mini-series though. Run through the Vertigo sub-line of DC.
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The Skink. A Canadian AAA vehicle carrying a quad mount of 20mm cannons on a Sherman chassis. Originally designed for Hispano-Suiza cannons it instead used an Oerlikon copy from Poland called the Polsten.
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production was canceled shortly after it begun (Luftwaffe ran out of planes) although the few produced did see combat in Europe but only against infantry. The turret was cast and it seems that the gunner would aim at air targets with a reflector sight by opening that central hatch forward.
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