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Brazil transfers M41C light tanks to Uruguayan Army

11 December 2018
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The Brazilian Army completed the transfer of 25 M41C light tanks to its Uruguayan counterpart in Rivera, Uruguay, on 7 December, according to sources from both nations' armies.

Of the 25 vehicles, 15 were completely refurbished by Brazil while the remaining 10 will be used for parts. Those that will remain intact will be assigned to armoured infantry units, which currently use M24 light tanks. While the M41Cs are also legacy vehicles, they will enhance the capabilities of the Uruguayan Infantry.

Brazil modernised its M41C variant tanks several decades ago with new engines and a recalibrated gun that allowed it fire standard 90 mm ammunition instead of the original 76 mm used by other armoured vehicles in the country.

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