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The little light tank that could and boy did they finally get tanks right towards the end of World War Two and into the Korean War. The M24 Chaffee tank was the kind of tank you wanted when rolling up a hill filled with Communist Chinese hell-bent on over running your position. The CCP just earmarked us with that last comment but we are good, patriotic and filled with US Marine pride. Come and take it Xi!

The M24 Chaffee was a wonderful tank

Unlike the M3 and M5 which had some failings during their use in WW2 the M24 Chaffee did not. It headed past WW2 and right into the Korean War ready to go.

Who was the M24 Chaffee named after?

In British service it was given the service name Chaffee after the United States Army General Adna R. Chaffee Jr., who helped develop the use of tanks in the United States armed forces.

Adna R. Chaffee Jr
Adna R. Chaffee Jr

Lieutenant General Chaffee (April 14, 1842 – November 1, 1914) was a lieutenant general in the United States Army. … He was the Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1904 to 1906, overseeing far-reaching transformation of organization and doctrine in the army.

The M24 Tank Was a Fighter

This little light tank saw service in many conflicts and wars. World War II Korean War First Indochina War Ifni War Vietnam War Cambodian Civil War Laotian Civil War Algerian War Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 Iran-Iraq War.

Tanks of the Korean War Challenge Coins

The M24 Chaffee light tank with its 75mm main gun and .50 caliber Browning and dual .30-06 Browning M1919A4 machine guns made her a valiant little warrior on the battlefield. She is a welcome addition to the tanks of the Korean War challenge coin series offered exclusively at Military Outfitters.

Each of these Korean War tank coins features its own tank with a vibrant and classily designed coin featuring a tank from the Korean War. The tank with its guns, crew against the US flag waving in the background illustrates the look and feel of these machines of war from this period. They are produced with antique gold and silver accents with hand painted enamel.

M24 Chaffee Tanks of the Korean War Challenge Coin
M24 Chaffee Tanks of the Korean War Challenge Coin

As part of your tank coin collection own a piece of US military history and increase the size of your challenge collection with a historical coin like these.

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