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M50 / M50A1 Ontos: Self-Propelled Multiple 106 mm Recoilless Rifle (Legends of Warfare)

Designed to counter the threat of a massed Soviet armored assault, the M50 Ontos showed its merit in the jungles and streets of Vietnam. Ontos grew out of Project Vista, the secret study of possible improvements to NATO defenses. Project Vista identified the need for an inexpensive, heavily armed "something" to thwart waves of Soviet armor.
Armed with six powerful recoilless rifles, the diminutive M50 was given the name "Ontos," an Army mistranslation of Greek for "the Thing."

Initially, the Army felt that the Allis-Chalmers T165E1 (later standardized as the M50) was the thing to fill the recommendation of Project Vista. Ultimately, and after some controversy, the Army lost interest in the vehicle, but the United States Marine Corps believed in the vehicle, and in 1955 the M50 entered production.

While the Corps first used the Ontos in Santo Domingo in 1965, it would rise to fame in Vietnam, where the M50, as well as the modernized M50A1, saw considerable use as antipersonnel weapons and in perimeter defense. On the streets of Hue, Marines made considerable use of the Ontos, blasting open walls and using antipersonnel rounds to create faux smoke screens.
Over 270 photos, many in color, chronicle the development, production, combat use, and details of this famed vehicle and the men who used them.

Auteur:David Doyle
Uitvoering:128 blz, 21.5 x 24 x 2.8 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:270 z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2022)
Serie:Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764365126
Boek: M50 / M50A1 Ontos: Self-Propelled Multiple 106 mm Recoilless Rifle (Legends of Warfare)

M50 / M50A1 Ontos: Self-Propelled Multiple 106 mm Recoilless Rifle

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M50 Ontos and M56 Scorpion 1956-70 : US Tank Destroyers of the Vietnam War (Osprey)

Designed in the 1950s, the US Marines' M50 Ontos and the US Army's M56 Scorpion were both intended to be fast, light, air-droppable tank-killers for the Cold War battlefield - an answer to the cumbersome and ineffective World War II-vintage tanks that had taken to the battlefield during the Korean War.

Although they shared the aim of bringing light, mobile and lethal antitank firepower to the infantry the two vehicles varied wildly in design to cater for their unique mission demands. They first saw service in the Lebanon intervention of 1958 but it was in the Vietnam War that they made their name, with the M50 Ontos seeing intense combat action in the Battle of Hue in 1968.

Detailed illustrations and expert analysis provide the reader with a comprehensive history of these deadly antitank vehicles, from early development through to their combat history and the eventual disbandment of the Marine Corps' last antitank battalion with M50A1s in 1971.

Auteur:Kenneth W Estes
Uitvoering:48 blz, 25 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm, softcover
Illustraties:40 z/w- en 7 kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2016)
Serie:New Vanguard (240)
EAN:9781472814739
Boek: M50 Ontos and M56 Scorpion 1956-70 : US Tank Destroyers of the Vietnam War (Osprey)

M50 Ontos and M56 Scorpion 1956-70 : US Tank Destroyers of the Vietnam War

Taal: Engels

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