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ID numberF03719
Collection typeFilm
TitleTropical Trials: general trial aspects M551 Sheridan weapons system
Measurement14 min 15 sec
DownloadDownload video 62.48 MB
Object typeShort film
Place made
  • Australia: Queensland, North Queensland
  • Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Maribyrnong
Date made1967-1968
DescriptionShows 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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