Brazil police raid warehouse, find two tanks!

brazil tank M41CThe Guardian is reporting that police in Sao Paulo Brazil recovered two tanks while conducting a raid for stolen goods.  The vehicles were found stored in a warehouse in Sacoma, a low-income district in Sao Paulo, along with 500 TV sets, car body parts and a recently stolen semitrailer truck.  Army officers stated that the two tanks did not belong to the army and that the vehicle’s origins would be investigated.  The Guardian article notes that officials did not say what sort of tanks they were or how old they might be, although they do note that the vehicles lacked engines.  The image included with the article clearly shows an M41 Walker Bulldog light tank.  This vehicle, produced by the US in the early 1950s, 300 of which were supplied to Brazil.  Brazil no longer uses the vehicle, and a certain number of them were sold to Uruguay.   The vehicle in the picture may be a M41C, a variant created by the Brazilian military with an upgraded main gun, diesel engine, additional armor and smoke grenade dischargers.

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