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    Can anyone tell me if other UN Nations have Armored Cars and AFVs in Korea during the war?

    I know of the Americans, British, Australian and Canadian.
    Kevin Kenneally
    Masters from a school of "hard knocks"
    Member of a Ph.D. Society (Post hole. Digger)

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    Originally posted by Kevin Kenneally View Post
    Can anyone tell me if other UN Nations have Armored Cars and AFVs in Korea during the war?

    I know of the Americans, British, Australian and Canadian.
    A qualified guess is that there must at least have been armoured cars in some of the other UN units.

    Here is a good site for you to dig deeper into each country contribution to be able to establish a technical ORBAT.

    http://www.koreanwar-educator.org/to...un_involve.htm
    "The secret of war lies in the communications" - Napoleon Bonaparte

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Pergite View Post
      A qualified guess is that there must at least have been armoured cars in some of the other UN units.

      Here is a good site for you to dig deeper into each country contribution to be able to establish a technical ORBAT.

      http://www.koreanwar-educator.org/to...un_involve.htm
      Thanks for the link.
      Kevin Kenneally
      Masters from a school of "hard knocks"
      Member of a Ph.D. Society (Post hole. Digger)

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      • #4
        hi kev i am sure the greeks had some stuff too ... try a google images search ..
        owner of the yahoo group for WW1 ,WW2 and Modern TO&Es
        (Tables of organisation & equipment or Unit of action )

        http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TOandEs/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by thomas.tmcc View Post
          hi kev i am sure the greeks had some stuff too ... try a google images search ..
          Thanks Tom
          Kevin Kenneally
          Masters from a school of "hard knocks"
          Member of a Ph.D. Society (Post hole. Digger)

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          • #6
            The Phillipine Army sent an Armor Battalion, but I don't know its composition.

            Pruitt
            Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

            Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Pruitt View Post
              The Phillipine Army sent an Armor Battalion, but I don't know its composition.

              Pruitt
              That was 10th BCT, but it was only a Tank Company that NEVER got any tanks.

              The Recon Company got 7 M24s and 20 M8/M20 Armored Cars.
              Kevin Kenneally
              Masters from a school of "hard knocks"
              Member of a Ph.D. Society (Post hole. Digger)

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              • #8
                hi kevin how did you get on with this mate ? ..any luck ..
                owner of the yahoo group for WW1 ,WW2 and Modern TO&Es
                (Tables of organisation & equipment or Unit of action )

                http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/TOandEs/

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                • #9
                  Tom,

                  Really getting no where with this.

                  I guess I have all the info I can gather then.
                  Kevin Kenneally
                  Masters from a school of "hard knocks"
                  Member of a Ph.D. Society (Post hole. Digger)

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                  • #10
                    Kevin:

                    The Philippine 10th BCT most certainly DID have tanks, albeit little ones - M26s.

                    If you go to the Soldiers of Gloster Musuem website, and search their photo archive, they have a post-battle photo of the Pinoy tank that got knocked out by either a landmine or a mortar round (which would have been a bloody lucky shot), blocking route 5 Yankee that led to the beseiged Gloster battalion on April 24th 1951 during the Chinese Fifth Offensive. The British Centurions behind reportedly could not get past the light tank and the attempt to punch through to the Glosters was abandoned, resulting in the tragedy of the 25th, when the Glosters, cut off, were essentially annihilated.

                    I have to say that, looking at the photo, it looks as if the Philippine tank COULD have been forced off the road. This is rather a murky episode, and it is unclear whether it was the British heavy tanks or the Pinoy infantry/light armor and who failed to prosecute that attack aggresively enough. Moreover, the British 29th Brigade commander called off the attack without first getting permission from his superiors at US 3rd Division.

                    There again, I was not there, then, and the British commander, Major Henry Huth, was a highly experienced armored soldier and a brave man.

                    BTW, there is a book on Armor of the Korean War by Vanguard Publications, that will probably answer your wider questions.

                    Best -
                    Andrew Salmon
                    Seoul
                    (82) 11-792-6315
                    A massive attack...a brigade against an army...three nights of battle...an unforgettable tragedy.
                    Sixty years later, the full story is told at last:
                    http://tothelastround.wordpress.com/

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