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Out-gunned M-24 Chaffee Light Tanks await T34 assault

25id, Masan

25id, Masan, 9/50

At the start of the Korean War, the 4 divisions in Japan on occupation duty mostly had the Chaffee light tank. This lightly gunned and armored unit was no match for the T34, and was very vulnerable to the 76mm NK artillery. On one of the very first actions, August 11, three M-24s of 78th Tank Battalion were quickly destroyed by the NK infantry and artillery. When the T34's faced our Marine M26 Pershings and Army M46 Pattons the boot was on the other foot.

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