M24 Chaffee - G200 Series of Vehicles

I don't think this one got much past the initial testing.

M24 Series Prototypes and experimental vehicles

If you look at the spectrum of the prototypes of the M24 series many things can be seen. There are multiple crazy and fanciful ideas just for simple test beds. These obviously had great influence on many of the vehicles 5, 10 & 15 years later. The M41 Walker Bulldog series would or could almost be called an M24A1. Well maybe they are not that close but, one could say that everything on the M41 is just one more step up from the Chaffee. 


Also included are the foreign modifications of the M24 or parts there of. Very interesting  ideas.

United States 


Prototypes/Limited Production


Light Tank T24 - Preprodution / Test vehicle










Light Tank T24E1










M24 Track Grousers








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Sd. Kfz 8 German Hanomag halftrack Suspension modification










T122 Twin Machine Gun Turret Mount Caliber .50 M2










M3 Cupola Mount










Multiple .50 caliber Gun Motor Carriage T77










T6E1 Recovery Vehicle










LVT - M24 Turret










M38 Wolfhound - M24 Turret










M24 Bulldozer Variants 










M24 Rocket Mounting











T9, T13 Utility vehicles.


T22E1, T23E1, T33 Cargo carriers.


T42, T43 Cargo tractors.Based on the T33, the T42 had a torque converter transmission from the M18 Hellcat. The M43 was a lightened version of the T42.

T38 - 4.2 inch Mortar Carrier (based on M37 HMC)




Other Countries 


France


AMX-13 - Modifications both ways, Chaffee Turret on an AMX-13 hull assembly, and a AMX-13 Turret on a Chaffee Hull Assembly.

     It would appear the Chaffee Turret on the AMX hull was "successful" to some degree as their are many pictures showing the modified vehicles in service, not just proving ground type pictures.

Fictions

These tanks ARE NOT M24 based. But by way of the internet or other means have been labeled "M24 based". I would consider anything M24 Series based as using M24 series tracks as a first criteria, then using the same cross drive/differential as a second level of definition.





T5E1 Wrecker (Cargo Tractor) - This is running T37 / M41 walker bulldog series track and final drive system

  

T43E1 Wrecker (Cargo Tractor) - This is running T37 / M41 walker bulldog series track and final drive system