The M551 Sheridan was named after Civil War General Philip Sheridan and was an Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle that was developed by the U.S. The Sheridan had both airdrop and swimming capabilities and was armed with the M81/M81E1 152 mm gun/launcher and the MGM-51 Shillelagh guided anti-tank missile.
THE DESIGN OF THE M551
The Sheridan used a large 300-hp Detroit Diesel 6V53T engine and as a result had a good power-to-weight ratio and mobility, running at speeds up to 45 […]
The M41 Walker Bulldog is a light tank that was developed after World War II (WWII) and was intended to replace the M24 Chaffee, it was later replaced by the M551 Sheridan; the Walker Bulldog got its name from General Walton Walker who died in a jeep accident in Korea. The M41 used a stabilized 76mm automatic gun as well as other improvements to the M24 Chaffee such as a new mantlet, redesigned ammunition storage, an automatic lead computer, […]
The M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank was an American tank that was named in honor of General Walton Walker who died in a Jeep accident in Korea. The M41 tank was made to replace the older M24 Chaffee as the Chaffee lacked firepower even though it had a successful design was successful; the Chaffee was primarily used for scouting missions but even so, the Armed Forces decided that a vehicle with more powerful weaponry was needed and so the M41 […]
The M4 High Speed Tractor was a tractor that was used by the US Army to tow artillery; it can also be called an artillery tractor. Today the M4 tractor is just a fond memory but is a popular item for modeler’s that were around in the 50s and kits are available for building a model of the tractor if one desires.
HISTORY OF THE M4
The real M4 Tractor was first put into production in March 1943 and by June 1945 […]
The M4A3, also known as the Sherman IV to the British was a medium tank used by the United States during World War II (WWII); it was manufactured by the Ford Motor Co. and was first brought into the field in June 1942. The M4A3 was a variant of the original M4 Sherman that was first produced and brought along a few modifications and upgrades. The primary upgrade that set the A3 apart from its predecessors was the Ford GAA […]
The M4 Shermanwas the primary tank used by the U.S. in World War II (WWII); the tank was also distributed to and used by allies of the U.S. such as the British and Soviet armies, and it was in the United Kingdom that the M4 was named after General William Sherman.
HISTORY OF THE M4 SHERMAN
The M4 was designed in 1940 and production began in 1941; by late 1942 it was the most popular army tank and formed the backbone of […]
The M37 Power Wagon is a US military service vehicle that was developed by Dodge and was highly used in the Korean War; variants of the vehicle include an ambulance, fire and medical trucks. The vehicle is a full sized four wheel drive truck weighing in at about 750 pounds.
The M37 was designed to be a multi-purpose vehicle for the military; however the original intention was for it to carry heavy loads of ammunition since its robust body […]