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Cool Rides of the 1950s

Do you need to get infantry to the right place on time?  The Army was on top of that.  They did the half-track one better, and came up with the first fully-tracked armored personnel carriers.  These early rides were a bit larger than the later M113, and they sure looked cool the kinds.  So did that amphibious tractor, even if it was getting a bit old.

Early Armored Personnel Carrier

Here is the mortar-carrying version

Amphibious tractor with gun turret - used in World War Ii and still in the inventory in 1957!

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