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M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank

The M41 Walker Bulldog was an American light tank developed to replace the M24 Chaffee. It was named for General Walton Walker who died in a jeep accident in Korea. On 7 November 1950, the US Ordnance Committee Minutes (OCM) issued item #33476, redesignating the heavy, medium, and light tank classifications to classifications according to armament; the 120mm (heavy) Gun Tanks, 90mm (medium) Gun Tanks, and the 76mm (light) Gun tanks.


M41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank

Specifications

Weight: 23.5 t

Length: 27 ft (8.2 m)

Width: 10.5 ft (3.2 m)

Height: 8.9 ft (2.71 m)

Crew: 4

Armor: up to 1.5 inches (38 mm)

Primary armament: 1 x 76 mm M32 gun

Secondary armament: 1 x .50 cal MG, 1 x .30 cal MG

Engine: Continental AOS 895-3 6-cylinder gasoline / 500 hp (373 kW)

Power/weight: 21.3 hp/tonne

Suspension: torsion bar

Operational range: 100 miles (161 km)

Speed: 45 mph (72 km/h)
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