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French 25mm m. 1934 AT. It appears to be missing not just tyres but the shield attached to the lower carriage.
 

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Are your recent photos, all from the LBC area? Pretty cool place it seems. Like a depot spot for film props?
 

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I'd wonder about that. The drive sprocket teeth stick through the centre of the tracks whilst both the M1 CC (rubber pads) and CLT-3 (plain steel tracks) the drive sprocket teeth engaged the edges. The photo shows a drive sprocket with 1 toothed disk/rim, whilst the M1 and CTL-3 had 2 toothed rims. The vehicular shape of the CTL series was nothing like in the photo.

However I did find a M1 CC version, the M1E3 which used similar vertical volute suspension units but used tracks, drive and idler sprockets that looked like those used on M2/M3 halftracks. That design had a centred toothed drive sprocket. That modification was suggested by one of the founders of Marmon-Harrington, which may be the source of the confusion with the Marmon-Harrington CTL-3.

See 2/3 way down on page: http://tankarchives.blogspot.com/2017/04/combat-car-m1-armour-for-american.html
 

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Top: PzJg 35R(f), GVN 44
Bottom: 7.5cm PaK 40, GON 10
 

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Panhard AML-90 aka AML-246C. About 20 bought to support Irish UNFICYP and UNIFIL peacekeeping forces in Cyprus and Lebanon along with 2 batches of 16 AML-60 each.
 

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Panhard AML-90 aka AML-246C. About 20 bought to support Irish UNFICYP and UNIFIL peacekeeping forces in Cyprus and Lebanon along with 2 batches of 16 AML-60 each.
they say the 90mm HEAT round is capable of defeating a T-72 MBT armor, and easily capable of defeating T-62 and T-64 armor. What's your thoughts on that, Paul?
 

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they say the 90mm HEAT round is capable of defeating a T-72 MBT armor, and easily capable of defeating T-62 and T-64 armor. What's your thoughts on that, Paul?
My knowledge of current armour is spotty at best and especially with regard to '70s+ composite armour and modern AT rounds. The only thing I do know is the South Africans KOed a few T-54/55 and someone a T-62 in, I think, Chad. The Israelis tackled M-47s and M-48s. I got the impression that such kills were a bit difficult. One definite drawback was the primitive fire control system, more WW2 than '60s or '70s.

As for T-72, I have no good idea. The problem with T-72 and T-80 is that the levels of protection varied greatly. Most of the exported early T-72 were "monkey models" and lacked the ceramic infilling layer for the turret. In addition the 125mm export ammo was usually 10-20 years behind what was issued to Soviet units.

For a '60s era light armoured car it could deal with all WW2 or '50s-early '70s designs. Once composite and reactive armour became common then it would be limited to tackling light AFVs.
 
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