M551 Sheridan in combat 1969-91

The M551 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle (AR/AAV) was a US light tank designed to be dropped by parachute, swim across rivers and was the last light tank employed by the US Army. It was armed with the technically advanced but problematic 152mm gun/launcher, which fired both conventional ammunition and the MGM-51 Shillelagh guided anti-tank … Continue reading M551 Sheridan in combat 1969-91

British Armour 1991 Gulf War

Operation Granby, commonly abbreviated Op Granby, was the code name for the British military operations during the first Gulf War in 1991. During the ground phase, the British 1st Armoured Division took part in outflanking Iraqi forces. It participated in the Battle of Norfolk where British Challenger tanks destroyed approximately 300 Iraqi tanks and other … Continue reading British Armour 1991 Gulf War