ROBERTS ARMORY IN THE MOVIES
Shown below is a photograph from a scene
depicting a general in the National Guard preparing to attack a speakeasy operated by Al Capone in an episode
from the Untouchables produced by Paramount Pictures.
The made for TV series featured an episode based on historical accounts that at one time, the Army was called into Chicago to control the mob. Since there were no M1 combat cars available to portray a 1930's vintage armored vehicle, the use of a "Stuart" was expedient.
Shown above is the M5 getting set up for sound and video in preparation for the gun firing scene where the tank destroys an Al Capone speakeasy.
Shown above is the explosion in the speakeasy after the simulated fire from the M5 main gun. The stunt men to the lower left are diving to the ground to avoid the heat from the explosion fireball.
The 1936 vintage anti-tank gun is towed by a 1930's vintage civilian truck painted olive drab.
The above scene shows the M5 preparing to take up station and destroy the speakeasy followed by a staff
car and troops (not shown).
Untouchables episode number 24 Paramount Pictures "The General", Tank pays back Al Capone
The above video clip was taken from the made for TV documentary called John Cordwell's "A WARTIME LOG".
The scene is made to portray an allied tank unit liberating prisoners in a WWII prisoner of war camp toward the end of the war.
Jubilant prisoners ride on the tank as the camp is liberated
A scene from Motor Sports Unlimited, a cable channel program that features unusual vehicles.