A-6 Intruder: Carrier-Borne Bomber by Robert F. Dorr

By Robert F. Dorr

An album of the A-6 Intruder and its prowler versions. The airplane, maybe such a lot significantly deployed within the Vietnam clash, replaced the nature of carrier-borne aviation through providing its commanders bombing power the place sooner than simply strike and fighter airplane can be used.

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USAOM-APG) The US-built Leaflet tanks, also known as T10 Shop Tractors, were built primarily on the M3A1 cast hull. They were rebuilt with the ultimate M3 series upgrades, including the splinter shield around the 75mm gun and the extra ventilators. (Patton Museum) In the wake of the Tunisian campaign, the US Army retired most of its M3 medium tanks from service, even from training duties. The M3 was declared limited standard in April 1943 and declared obsolete a year later. In fact, by September 1943, there were no M3 medium tanks deployed with tank units in the United States, even for training, though a few remained in use overseas.

In the ensuing melee, o n e Lee was knocked out when its fuel tank was penetrated through the thin side armor, b u t five Type 95 tanks were t u r n e d into b u r n i n g wrecks by the heavier firepower of the Lees. In the ensuing fighting on the Imphal plain, the Lees provided close support for the grinding infantry battles. T h e Japanese infantry h a d few effective antitank weapons except for some of the new 4 7 m m guns, a n d so often resorted to ferocious close-range attacks. T h e successful s u p p o r t of the 3rd Carabiniers led to calls for m o r e tank support, a n d the Lees of the 150th R e g i m e n t RAC a n d later 149th R e g i m e n t RAC were deployed a r o u n d Kohima.

The complex fire-control problems associated with such a vehicle proved to be its downfall. (Patton Museum) Squadron and the red color indicating the brigade's senior battalion/regiment. This marking was usually carried on either side of the turret, but photos taken after the fighting show some tanks with it in non-standard positions such as on the front left corner, and sometimes on the curved portion of the left front sand-shield. No arm of service markings or other unit markings are evident.

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