M41A1UR

Oriental Republic of Uruguay (1980-Present) Light Tank – 22 Purchased At the start of the 1980s, Uruguay started to acquire reasonable amounts of military equipment for its armed forces. Among these vehicles were 22 M41 Walker Bulldog light tanks from Belgium, which were delivered in October 1980. These were no ordinary M41s however, as the…

M47 Patton in Italian Service

Italian Republic (1952-1989) Main Battle Tank – 2,580 Purchased The M47 Patton was designed in 1949 by the United States’ military (Detroit Arsenal, US Army, Corps of Engineers, and Corps of Ordnance) to replace the aging US tank fleet of obsolete M4 Shermans, M26 Pershings, and M46 Pattons. It never saw active combat with the…

M113 APC in Irish Service (Congo Crisis, 1960-1965)

Republic of Ireland (1960-1964) Armored Personnel Carrier – 6 Operated Militarily speaking, the Republic of Ireland is officially a ‘non-aligned state’. This means that the country is mostly neutral but it will engage an enemy if necessary, or if the country is threatened. The Republic of Ireland is, however, an extremely active member of the…

Marenco M114 in El Salvadoran Service

Republic of El Salvador (1976) Armored Fighting Vehicle – 23 Converted Following the invasion of Honduras by El Salvador in July 1969, the nation was placed under a strict arms embargo which lasted until 1979. Many weapons were still obtained during this time, including heavy mortars (UMB-59 120mm heavy mortars) as well as anti-aircraft guns…