of the M551 Sheridan began in 1959. It's program was known as the
AR/AAV or Armored Reconnaissance / Airborne Assault Vehicle. First
prototypes were built in 1962 and production commenced in 1966.
Vehicle is named in honor to Civil War General Philip Sheridan. A
total of 1 700 M551 Sheridan light tanks were built until 1970, when
production ceased. The M551 Sheridan replaced the M41 tanks and M56
self-propelled guns in service with the US Army. Sheridans were
gradually phased out of service since 1978, however last vehicles
were decommissioned in 1996. Currently the US Army has no real
replacement for this light tank.
The Evil Empire on the Brazos (BEE) chronicles the on going wars (games) and the diplomatic efforts (Posts/GNN Reports) of all the known nations (wargame collections) in my little area of the galaxy.My goal is to both entertain
and inform those new to art of miniature wargaming, and have a few laughs with it. This Blog is open to all and also welcomes comment from all and I hope that many will come to join in the madness.....)