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Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

M24 Chaffee Light Tank

 
 
M24 Chaffee Light Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
1. M24 Chaffee Light Tank Marker
Inscription.

Type: Light Tank
Armament: 75 mm Gun
Cal .50 MG
Cal .30 MG
Engine: 220 Horsepower
Max Speed: 34 MPH
Crew: 4
Width: 8' 9" Length: 16' 3"
Height: 8' 1" Weight: 18 Tons

Used since 1945 by armored units, especially reconnaissance battalions. U.S. Constabulary units were authorized these tanks in conducting their operations and maintaining the peace in post-war Germany and Austria. The tank offered greater firepower and thicker armor than the earlier M5 light tank.
 
Erected by United States Army.
 
Location. 39° 3.781′ N, 96° 46.917′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Touch for map. Marker is on the vehicle static display area adjacent to the U.S. Cavalry Museum, at the east end of the Parade Field, and between Custer and Sheridan Avenues. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Henry Avenue, Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M5 Stuart Light Tank (a few steps from this marker); M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (a few steps from this marker); M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank (a few steps from this marker); Ogden Monument

M24 Chaffee Light Tank and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
2. M24 Chaffee Light Tank and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Civil War Horses and Mules (within shouting distance of this marker); M36 Tank Destroyer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
Also see . . .
1. M24 Chaffee Light Tank. (Submitted on February 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Light Tank M24 Chaffee. (Submitted on February 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. M24 Chaffee Light Tank. (Submitted on February 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRoads & VehiclesWar, KoreanWar, World II
 
M24 Chaffee Light Tank image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
3. M24 Chaffee Light Tank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 246 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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