M-551 Sheridan

M-551 Armored Reconnaissance / Airborne Assault Vehicle

Including a number of innovative features, the M-551 cannot be considered a success.  Its light aluminum hull made it amphibious and air transportable.  It could even be dropped with a parachute, but as a result of its light weight, it was poorly protected.  The vehicle has two machine guns and eight grenade launchers, but its main armament, the 152 mm combination gun and missile launcher, was considered a failure. 

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