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M24 Chaffee Light Tank

The Light Tank M24 was an American light tank used during World War II and in postwar conflicts including the Korean War and with the French in the First Indochina War and war in Algeria. In British service it was given the service name Chaffee, after the United States Army General Adna R. Chaffee, Jr., who helped develop the use of tanks in the United States armed forces.


M24 Chaffee Light Tank

Specifications

Weight: 18.4 tonnes (40,500 lb)

Length: 5.56 m (18.24 ft) (w/ gun) / 5.03 m (16.5 ft) (w/o gun)

Width: 3 m (9.84 ft)

Height: 2.77 m (9.08 ft)

Crew: 5 (Commander, gunner, loader, driver, co-driver)

Armor: 9.5–25 mm (0.37–1.49 in)

Primary armament: 1 × 75 mm Gun M6 / 48 rounds

Secondary armament: 1 × .50 cal Browning M2HB machine gun / 440 rounds / 2 × .30-06 Browning M1919A4 machine gun / 3,750 rounds

Engine: 2 × Cadillac Series 44T24, 8 Cylinder

300/220 hp (220/164 kW) total

Power/weight: 16.09 hp/tonne

Suspension: Torsion Bar

Operational range: 161 km (100 mi)

Speed: 56 km/h (37 mi/h) (road)

40 km/h (25 mi/h) (off-road)
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