This most curious-looking of vehicles has always fascinated me.
However, recently while I've been reading up a bit on the M50 Ontos and the M56 Scorpion, I read on wikipedia that there was a study made on re-arming the Ontos which I was not aware of.
"In 1960 there was a brief study made to replace the Ontos's 106 mm rifles with a new 105 mm design that included a re-loading system similar to that on a revolver. This project was not accepted."
There doesn't seem to be any more details on this design which is a shame. Does anyone know if a concept vehicle was actually ever built? Was this 105mm a redesigned recoiless rifle or something more like a conventional tank gun, using the M50 as a chassis?
I do plan on picking up the Osprey New Vanguard book which covers both the M50 Ontos and the M56 Scorpion but if anyone can suggest other books which have information on the vehicle history/development and how they were used in combat, I'd certainly be interested in at least trying to get them to better understand these two early airborne armoured vehicles.