#MIHistory – April 24: Chrysler Builds Tanks

Chrysler’s first M-3 General Grant Tank rolled off the assembly line on this day in 1941. By the end of WWII, Chrysler had built more than 25,000 tanks.

The M-3 Grant tanks were used by the British to fight the Germans and Italians in North Africa. Chrysler also made the Sherman tank, and was one of the primary military suppliers for the Allied war effort.

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A Chrysler factory builds M-3 tanks during World War II.

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