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Tanks of 'Fury' #7: M24 Chaffee

The M24 Chaffee is the final Allied tank in our series from the upcoming movie Fury. Weighing approximately 45,000 lbs. and measuring 18 ft. 3 in. long and 9 ft. 6 in. tall, the lightweight tank featured advanced off-road capability and reliable performance. The 75mm gun represented a significant upgrade from the old 37mm and could to a lot more damage to heavyweight German tanks. The five-man crew also had 2 .30 Browning machine guns at its disposal. The M24 Chaffee was used in both Europe and the Pacific theater.

Fury, the World War II tank movie written and directed by David Ayer and starring Brad Pitt, arrives in theaters October 17. Set in the final days of the European conflict in April 1945, the film follows a Sherman tank and her crew on a mission behind enemy lines. Check out the M4 Sherman here, the Panzer I here, the M3 Stuart here, the Panzer IV here, the M3 Grant/Lee here and the Tiger I here.

Click on the image below to see a larger version of the M24 Chaffee chart.

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