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ID number F03719
Title Tropical Trials: general trial aspects M551 Sheridan weapons system
Collection Film
Object type Short film
Places made
  • Australia: Queensland, North Queensland
  • Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Maribyrnong
Date made 1967-1968
Physical description 16mm/Colour/sound
Measurement 14 min 15 sec
Video Download video 62.48 MB


Shows trials and tests conducted in Australia on the United States M551 Sheridan Armoured Reconnaissance Airborne Assault Vehicle. The Sheridan was not accepted for service with the Australian Army and only saw limited action with the US Army in Vietnam where many deficiencies were revealed. Though its mobility was an asset the Sheridan's light armour could be pierced by heavy machine gun rounds and the vehicle was very vulnerable to mines.

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