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Tanker's Tuesday: The Grant M3 Tank

M3 LeeDescriptionThe M3 Lee, officially Medium Tank, M3, was an American medium tank used during World War II. In Britain, the tank was called by two names based on the turret configuration and crew size. Tanks employing US pattern turrets were called the "Lee", named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee. WikiCrew: 7 (Lee) or 6 (Grant)Wars: World War IIMain armament: 1 × 75 mm Gun M2/M3 in hull > 46 rounds;Engine: Wright (Continental) R975 EC2; 400 hp (300 kW)/340 hp (250 kW)Variants: numerous, see textOperational range: 193 km (119 mi)Secondary armament: 2-3–4 ×.30-06 Browning M1919A4 machine guns > 9,200 rounds

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Organization of the WWII U.S. Army Infantry Rifle Squad

This video breaks down the infantry's "smallest tactical unit," introducing its basic composition and weapons, plus an examination of squad teams and the Buddy System. It all starts here.Note: Many of the quotations used in this video were originally compiled during the pursuit of private study and well before I had ever entertained the thought of starting a YouTube channel.  As such, I was lax with the citations; they are not up to the standard of my subsequent videos.  The final quote in this video was only vaguely credited in my notes to the "Infantry Journal, 1947."  Recently, while researching another topic, a fortuitous page-turn led me to the original quote.  The updated citation follows.Edwin R. Shackleton, Jr. (A/71).  "Rifle Squad," The Infantry Journal, Vol. 60, No. 4, April 1947, p. 76. Show more

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Tanker's Tuesday: Inside the Tanks: The M47 Patton

The M47 was a relatively short-lived MBT (then called “medium tank” created to replace the M46 Patton/M26 Pershing and the M4 Sherman). It was widely produced to fit the needs of the US Army, US Marines, but also NATO nations as a whole as a stopgap measure before new models could be built locally. Although a good all-over tank, the M47 Patton was used only for a few years, before its replacement by the M48 in 1953 which was really a generation ahead. Declared obsolete in 1957, the impression it left and service time nevertheless far outlasted the fifties under other colors. The Soviet T-54 was modified to face it and the M47 defeated many foreign-built models with success, even taking part in massive tank battlesChieftain's Hatch M47 Pt1Chieftain's Hatch M47 Pt 2M47 Patton

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