Thursday, April 2, 2015

M18 Gun Motor Carriage.


Nice example of a M18 Gun Motor Carriage, tank destroyer.  These were used by the U.S. Army from 1944 during World War Two and were the product of a debate in the U.S. Army over whether tanks or tank destroyers were a better option for taking on other tanks.  They were effectively a lightly armored, opened top, tank. Their disappearance after the war was due to tanks in fact being a better armored fighting vehicle.

This example is at the Army museum at Carlisle Pennsylvania, which as a collection of armor.

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