- Late 40's to mid 50's military rail movements
Re: Late 40's to mid 50's military rail movements
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On Oct 17, 2021, at 12:25 PM, Ken Adams <smadanek44g@...> wrote:
Just remember that M-60 tanks and M-113 Armored Personnel Carriers are post steam era 1960's and later stuff. They don't belong on this steam era group.
Before the 1960's the US infantry traveled in 2-1/2 or 5 ton trucks or walked after Half Tracks were phased out. Korea was fought with trucks and M-46,M-47 tanks. WW2 era Jeeps were everywhere for officers and senior NCO's. Tracked vehicles were expensive to build and difficult maintain, they were for combat or combat training only. If a rubber tired vehicle was available the Army and Marines used it for everything else except parades.
Ken Adams (ex 3d Battalion 33rd Regiment 3rd Armored Division)
Still in splendid Shelter In Place solitude, about half way up Walnut Creek
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