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1960 Army’s Davy Crockett M-38A1 Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, M-38A1, Old Images

UPDATE II: This is back on eBay

UPDATE: Here’s another press photo showing the M-38A1D. This photo also appears on a 1960 spec sheet comparing the M-38A1, the M-274, and the XM443E1. 

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“This is an original press photo. Davy Crockett, Front Line Atomic Weapon on Jeep. Davy Crockett, the latest front line atomic weapon developed for infantry troops, can be carried by a crew of three or transported easily by Jeep. A recoilless rifle, the David Crockett is a short range weapon capable of lobbing a conventional or atomic warhead into nearby enemy positions. U.S. Army. Photo measures 10 x 8.25 inches. Photo is dated 06-12-1960. ”

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Original Post  Feb 14, 2013: The photograph highlights a M-38A1D model also known as the Davy Crocket.

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4 Comments on “1960 Army’s Davy Crockett M-38A1 Photo on eBay

  1. Bob

    I was just talking to guy that had two of these jeeps…of course with no atomic cannons mounted. Can you imagine lobbing a close range atomic weapon at your enemies?

  2. David Eilers

    At that point, why bother launching it? A person might as well drive it to where it needs to go and set it off right there!

  3. Paul Chandler

    The range is almost 2 miles with a lethal effect of maybe a 1/4 mile, so it makes sense to deploy it via enormous cannon

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