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Irish M3 SS11

This is an American M3 Halftrack in Irish service, converted to a tank destroyer by carrying French SS.11 missiles. SS.11 – as its archaic shape suggests – was a first generation ATGM. It was really massive and unwieldy, but it was very effective. It was mostly used in combat by Israel – but it was also widely exported any many western countries operated it at one point or another.

The halftrack, on the other hand, was a rather old piece of equipment, sold to Ireland from the U.S. wartime surplus stock. It was, however, sufficient for countries that were not expecting major combat and served well into the 1970s.

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