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Cool Tanks of the 1950s

For kids in the 1950s, tanks were the be-all and end-all of military hardware.  We saw them in movies and books, and found them to be among the best subjects for toys.  The tanks that were "modern' and had all kinds of new technical gadgets really kept us inspired.  They are pictured here.  At the time, these tanks were the newest and brightest in the world.

M47 Medium Tank

M41 "Walker Bulldog" light tank in travel mode (gun facing rearward)

M48 Medium Tank

M48 Flamethrower Tank (see inset)

M 103 Heavy Tank with 120mm gun

Recovery tank on Sherman hull (they still had these in the late 1950s!)

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