Tuesday, February 5, 2013
This is an M47 US Army tank battalion. Three platoons of 5 tanks each, per company, three companies, a total of 54 tanks when you include the 2 HQ tanks per company and the 3 HQ tanks in the battalion HQ.
This trailer, a water buffalo, is used to provide fresh water to the troops.
Tanks have a .50 caliber machine gun for the commanders station. These are the battalion HQ tanks.
Tanks break down, or throws a track or needs an engine, cannon or turret replaced, the cranes on these vehicles can be a life saver.
I make up loads of materials to be carried in the truck beds. Modern armies use lots of supplies.