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Article about: Hi everyone I am new to this site and was wondering if someone could please help me identify these tank/tankette/caterpillar tracks please. They apparently date from the Chaco War and would

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    Hi everyone I am new to this site and was wondering if someone could please help me identify these tank/tankette/caterpillar tracks please. They apparently date from the Chaco War and would have been used by the Bolivians. Any suggestions? Thank you very much for your help!!

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    Looks odd.

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    I think it is off of a small farm tractor.
    I am not familiar with South American military history and have no idea what time period the Chaco war was.

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    The Chaco War (193235), between Bolivia and Paraguay, was the first South American conflict in which tanks were used.

    Only tanks used were British Vickers 6 ton, Carden Loyd tankettes, French FT-17 and some Italian L3/35.
    It doesn't look like it from the tank, but possibly from a tankette tracked trailer.
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    These tracks were not from any bolivian vehicle, they belong to flatbed trailers hauled by caterpillar tractors used to move supplies to Isla Po'i.
    as can be seen in the following image
    <img src="http://www.histarmar.com.ar/ArchivoFotosGral/ArchDiSanctis/Cap03/04bx10.jpg" alt="paraguayan tractor at Isla Po'i" />
    Bolivians also used flatbed trailers haulked by tractors to supply Fortin Ballivian from Villamontes, but none of them were captured by the paraguayan army

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