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…

Tiran-5Sh in Uruguayan Service

Oriental Republic of Uruguay (1997-Present) Main Battle Tank – 15 Purchased States on the South American continent have a mixture of tank fleets sourced from a variety of different manufacturers. Argentina fields its locally-produced but German-developed TAMSE TAM. Brazil made some serious attempts at developing a local tank in the form of the Bernardini MB-3…

M24 Chaffee in Uruguayan Service

Oriental Republic of Uruguay (1957/1958-2019) Light Tank – 17 Purchased Uruguay, like several other countries in South America, has been a traditional customer of US military hardware. In Uruguay’s case, this first example were 40 M3A1 Stuart light tanks delivered in 1944-1945. In the years following the Second World War and the Korean War, obsolete…