Photo of New BAE’s Expeditionary Light Tank at AUSA-2015

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BAE Systems at the AUSA exhibition revives Expeditionary Light Tank based on M8 Armored Gun Systems.

The new tank, the M8, is similar to the Sheridan tanks that the Army used in the Vietnam War.

The tracked tank sports a 105-millimeter cannon, carries a three-man crew, and weighs 35,000 pounds. With additional armor, its weight can pass 50,000 pounds. It can speed along at 45 miles per hour. One can fit in a C-130 airlifter; three can fit inside a larger C-17.

BAE's Expeditionary Light Tank (c) Tim Fish ‏@sweeneygov

BAE’s Expeditionary Light Tank (c) Tim Fish ‏@sweeneygov

BAE's Expeditionary Light Tank (c) Tim Fish ‏@sweeneygov

BAE’s Expeditionary Light Tank (c) Tim Fish ‏@sweeneygov

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