Posted on Nov 27, 2014
SFC Dr. Joseph Finck, BS, MA, DSS
1
1
0
800px-m247-sergeant-york-tn1
800px-m247_2
800px-m247_divad
For those who do not, the M247 SGT York was developed in the 1970s as a companion to the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the M1 Abrams Tank. It utilized the M48 Patton Tank carriage and had a turret which was designed for anti-aircraft application. The program was cancelled in the 1980s due to serious cost over runs.
Posted in these groups: M1firing5 Armor
Avatar_feed
Responses: 4
SSG General Services Technician And State Vehicle Inspector
2
2
0
WOW!!! This is a piece of equipment I didn't know about. Looks to be a pretty decent weapon to use but it's understandable the cost was too much.
(2)
Comment
(0)
SGM Studying Computer Security
SGM (Join to see)
6 y
I think the problem with the SGT York was that once you fire a shell, you have no more control over it. The radar can point you in the right direction, and give you a range to set a fuse with, but the shell still has to be near the target when it explodes, or all you are doing is producing a fireworks show.

The Vulcan had a decent ground attack role, but the 57 mm shell in the SGT York wasn't effective against armor and was too expensive to use on infantry.
(2)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
SFC Mark Merino
1
1
0
Zsu_57_2
I think we ripped off the commies. It was too similiar to the mass produced ZSU 57-2.
(Z=Self Propelled) SU= (Anti-aircraft) 57=(diameter in mm's) -2= (# of barrels).
(1)
Comment
(0)
PO3 Isaac Bilano
PO3 Isaac Bilano
6 y
From what I read about it, it didn't seem very befitting for it's namesake when it couldn't hit its targets. A total insult to Alvin York.
(1)
Reply
(0)
SFC Dr. Joseph Finck, BS, MA, DSS
SFC Dr. Joseph Finck, BS, MA, DSS
6 y
SFC Mark Merino In my research, I remember reading this was in response to the ZSU 57-2.
(0)
Reply
(0)
SFC Dr. Joseph Finck, BS, MA, DSS
SFC Dr. Joseph Finck, BS, MA, DSS
6 y
PO3 Isaac Bilano You are correct. This was an abysmal piece of gear and it never targeted or functioned as it was intended.
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar_small
CPT Jacob Swartout
0
0
0
I saw this in a museum, think it was at Ft Knox at the time. Been so long ago.
(0)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close