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An M551 Sheridan outside the the Vatican's embassy in 1989 during negotiations for Noriega's surrender before the combat vehicle was retired. The Army plans to meet with companies Aug. 9, 2016, to discuss the idea of developing a new light tank. (Photo courtesy of the Center of Military History)
M551 Sheridan. I was a driver and loader in "Night Owl", Troop E, 151st Cavalry, ARARNG, 1980-1982. Unlike this one, ours had chicken plates all around the TC hatch. The M551 had a 152mm main gun, an M2 .50 caliber rooftop machinegun, a 7.62mm coaxial machinegun, and 8 grenade launchers. Only weighing 18 tons, it was air droppable and could swim standing lakes and slow rivers.