Inside the Tanks Restoration Special: M24 Chaffee


Around the world, tank museums display vintage war machines that appear to be in pristine condition. However, this is only possible through countless hours of restoration work—not just to a vehicle's exterior, but to the engine and interior details as well.

Richard "Challenger" Cutland joins Gavin Barlow from Armoured Engineering for a close look at a fully-restored American V M24 Chaffee light tank. As part of our ongoing Inside the Tanks Restoration Special series, we learn about the work it takes to restore these vehicles to running condition and make the machine complete.

Originally, the M24 Chaffee was developed to replace the III M3 Stuart tank. You can watch our video on that vehicle's restoration too.

If you're curious about what it takes to maintain and restore these war machines, take a look at our Behind the Scenes of The Tank Museum: Restoration Team Interview. Want to see other tanks featured on Inside the Tanks? Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel, if you haven't already!

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