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M24 Chaffee Tank
Length: 4.85 meters
Height: 2.45 meters
Mass: 18.37 tons
  Powers/Weapons: Armed with 75mm cannon; equipped with 12.7mm and 7.62mm machine guns; able to move at 54 kilometers per hour
First Appearance: Godzilla (1954)
Other Appearances: Rodan; The Mysterians; Varan; Invasion of Astro-Monster; Godzilla vs. Gigan (stock footage); Godzilla vs. Megalon (stock footage)
Series:  Showa  


The M24 Chaffee Tank was the backbone of the JSDF, during the early 1950's. Crudely built, because of mass productions, the machine often were not suitable for continous fire. Ironically none of these machines survived longer than a handful of minutes, because of kaiju's attacks. Built mainly to travel across the ground and quickly set up defensive lines, the machines would later be updated with better equipment. Few of these artifacts of military might actually still remain intact to this day.