M56 Scorpion - American SPAT, 1959
Designed to be air-transportable, the M56 Scorpion was one of the more peculiar vehicles to come out of the cold war. In order to be light enough to be carried by a plane, this vehicle carries with it only the bare necessities, having minimal armor and an open crew compartment. As an American SPAT (Self Propelled Anti-Tank) vehicle, it saw only limited service in Vietnam, where it was used in a supportive role and generally disliked by the marines in favor of the M50 Ontos on account of the latter's closed fighting compartment.
This tank has been recreated in brick-built form, and includes the iconic characteristics like the exposed ammunition storage, drivers position with wheel, and detailed exterior.