Sheridan: The Swiss Army Knife of Combat Vehicles

Dubbed the "Swiss Army Knife of Combat Vehicles," the Sheridan is an American light tank developed during the Cold War. It was unique in its versatility, combining the capabilities of a tank, a reconnaissance vehicle, and an anti-tank missile carrier. Armed with the MGM-51 Shillelagh anti-tank guided missile and a conventional 152mm gun-launcher, the Sheridan could switch between conventional rounds and Shillelagh missiles rapidly, allowing it to engage a wide variety of targets. Despite its impressive firepower, the Sheridan suffered from mechanical problems and high operating costs, leading to its retirement in 1997. Today, it remains a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of American military engineers.

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