TAB Episode 73

M56 Scorpion - Lightweight Self-Propelled Gun

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11m Sep 6, 2020

In the late 40s the US Army decided it needed a lightweight self-propelled anti-tank gun that could be air-dropped into the combat zone to support its airborne forces. The result was the unarmoured but mobile M56 Scorpion. While the Scorpion had a relatively short service life it did see action in Vietnam.

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
0:00 Introduction
2:00 US Army film on the M56
4:35 T101 prototype
5:10 Walk around
5:50 Gun & ammunition
7:10 Service history
8:00 Conclusion

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abrightappleyt @abrightappleyt 10m 10 months ago

Ive always had a interest in tanks but this just made it better

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