In the late 40s the US Army decided it needed a lightweight self-propelled anti-tank gun that could be air-dropped into the combat zone to support its airborne forces. The result was the unarmoured but mobile M56 Scorpion. While the Scorpion had a relatively short service life it did see action in Vietnam.
0:00 – Introduction
2:00 – US Army film on the M56
4:35 – T101 prototype
5:10 – Walk around
5:50 – Gun & ammunition
7:10 – Service history
8:00 – Conclusion
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