Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for M22 Locust Light Tank S-Model 1 72 CP0723 at the best online prices at eBay! How Germans Turned Trains Into Massive Artillery in WWII - One Of The Two Surviving Guns. Second motor available for additional cost. The United States Ordnance Department received the request and began w… The Locust began development in 1941 after the British War Office requested that the American government design a purpose-built airborne light tank which could be transported by glider into battle to support British airborne forces. Complaints were also made about the 37mm main armament, which was not powerful enough to penetrate the armor of most tanks used by the Axis powers. VII Tetrarch for the role. For sale: Rare 1943 M22 Locust light tank, for just $55,000 The Light Tank M22 "Locust" was an American-designed airmobile light tank. Comes with 346 1940's Cadillac V8 rebuilt motor. 1 x Lycoming O-435T 6-cylinder radial engine developing 162 horsepower and driving conventional track-and-wheel arrangement. Initially designed for airborne operations, the vehicle was never used as such by the U.S.A. during World War II. It was shipped to Britain as part of the Lend-Lease … 8/7/2019 Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. The tank was never called «M22 Locust», much like there was no «M4 Sherman». Source: M22 Locust on Wikipedia It was originally developed from the prototype T2 light tank built by Rock Island Arsenal, which had a Vickers-type leaf … Armor protection was a long-term concern but the T9 pilot vehicle was already reaching its maximum allowable weight for use in the Hamilcar glider. Though weighting in at 8 tonnes, to further reduce weight, the gun stabilization and turret traverse systems were removed. Damaged M22 Locust in Negba, Israel. The M3 and M5 Stuart light tanks that predated the M24 were notoriously under-equipped, so the potent lightweight 75 mm (2.95 in) main gun on the M24 was designed to pack a punch never before seen in a light tank. In all, 830 M22 Locust Light Tanks were produced from the 1,900 that were envisioned and these were all based on the original T9 pilot vehicle. The armor of the M22 in several areas was found to be so thin that it was incapable of even resisting the armor … The M22 Locust is an American tier 3 premium light tank.. Automatic transmission coupled to it. The M22 Locust light tank was designed in the United States by the American engineer Walter Christie. Free shipping for many products! Production began in April 1943 and ended in February 1944 with a total production of 830 tanks. World of tanks - comparing tanks side by side: T2 Light Tank vs. M22 Locust vs. T-127 The M22 had a crew of three and was powered by the air cooled Lycoming O-435 gasoline engine.1 The M22 also weighed about 16,400 pounds and was about 13 feet long. Deliveries ended in February of 1944 with the cancellation of its production line in favor of other wartime systems. The Germans utilized their paratrooper prowess in the successful rescue of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in May of 1944. T9 - Initial M22 Prototype Designation; powered turret; welded hull construction; 2 x 7.62mm self-defense machine guns; gun stabilizer. The tank was never called "M22 Locust", much like there was no "M4 Sherman". Copyright © 2014. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. Of tanks '' online video game appeared for transporting the light tank powerplant... 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