Carro Armato Leggero M24 (M24 Chaffee in Italian Service)

Italian Republic (1950-1970s) Light Tank – 518 Operated The Carro Armato Leggero M24 (English: M24 Light Tank) was the Italian designation for the M24 Chaffee tanks that were delivered to the Repubblica Italiana (English: Italian Republic) after 1950. The tank had entered service with the US Army in 1944 with the aim of replacing the…

Carro Armato Leggero M3A3 (M3A3 Light Tank in Italian Service)

Italian Republic (1949-Mid-1950s) Light Tank – Unknown Number Operated The Light Tank M3, produced by the United States starting in 1941, was delivered to the Esercito Italiano (English: Italian Army) in the late 1940s. The Esercito Italiano, having been reconstituted after the previous Regio Esercito (English: Royal Italian Army) was essentially dissolved during the Second…

Light Tank M3 Stuart in Hungarian Service

Kingdom of Hungary (1942) Light Tank – 4 Operated During the Second World War, tank warfare played a significant role on various fronts, and all involved countries faced numerous challenges in terms of tank production and utilization. Hungary, being a smaller player, had limited industrial capacity and resources compared to major powers, like Germany or…

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…

T17 Deerhound in Brazilian Service

United States of Brazil/Federative Republic of Brazil (1944-1972) Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle – 54 Purchased With World War 2 in full swing and the United States at war with the Axis, the United States sought to secure its position on the American continent. Through multiple ways, the United States would successfully influence all the American countries…

Stridsvogn M24 (M24 Chaffee in Norwegian Service)

Kingdom of Norway (1946-1990s) Light Tank – 141 Operated The Second World War was rough for Norway. Falling to German invasion in April 1940, the country suffered 5 long years of occupation which only ended with the surrender of Nazi Germany in May 1945. Following this, Norway had to rebuild its military from the ground…

Light Tank M3A1 Stuart in El Salvadoran Service

Republic of El Salvador (1944) Light Tank – 6 Operated Sandwiched between the Pacific on its south, Guatemala to the west and Honduras to the east, the nation of El Salvador is tiny. In 1969, this nation consisted of about 3.4 million people living on 21,000 square kilometers – slightly smaller than the US State…

Medium Tank M4A1 (76) Sherman in Ugandan Service

Republic of Uganda (1969-1979) Medium Tank – 12 Purchased The M4 Sherman is, without doubt, one of the most recognizable and well-known tanks of the Second World War. Entering service in 1942, the tank would be mass-produced in many different variants and saw service with all the major US allies. After the war, the large…

Light Tank M3A1/A3 Stuart in Yugoslav Service

90mm GMC M36 ‘Jackson’ in Yugoslav Service

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and Successor States (1953-2003) Tank Destroyer – 399 Supplied After the so-called Tito-Stalin split that took place in 1948, the new Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA- Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija) found itself in a critical situation. It was impossible to acquire new modern military equipment. The JNA had been heavily dependent on…

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