From the Vault: The Grim Reaper

Another interesting item from ARMOR magazine.  This comes from the May-Jun 1998 issue.  It’s a one page description of the most heavily armed tank in Vietnam, the Grim Reaper.  According to former crewmate Dave Decker, this vehicle was modified by it’s crew to have up to three .50 cal machine guns on the roof.  The article notes that for a short period of time, the crew also mounted the 7.62 Minigun from a Cobra helicopter on the front of the loaders hatch!  The author notes that this gun “was confiscated by an irate high-ranking officer.”

The Grim Reaper

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: