The M48 in action Although Vietnam was the most remembered theater of operation for most M48s at least in US service , this tank was also well-proven in combat in foreign colors, mainly in Asia and in the middle east. The M48 had been more longer and largely produced than the M47 and saw much more versions in active service. Retrieved 12 March Zaloga, Tank battles of the Mid-East Wars 2: The hull was not treated NBC but waterproof and there was a fording capacity of about 48 inches 1,20 meter. Hello I would really like to know what kind of Radio it used and if you do know the Radio of the M46 Patton please.
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Jane’s Military Vehicles and Logistics. This included also knock-out holes for the torsion bars, modified mud guards patron the return rollers, detachable headlights, raised-up detachable telephone intercom, and Infrared fire control. This front nose was rounded as seen from the top, another characteristic compared to the flat nose of the M The M47 has been largely a stopgap model, made from the marriage of the T42 tank prototype the real successor of the M46 and the M46 chassisitself an improvement over the WW2 Pattn Pershing.
A compilation of little known military history from the 20th century. Many other countries, however, continued to use these M48 models. Despite her armor protection and suitable main gun, the M48 was thrown into a war for which it was not directly intended for. However, well-placed Indian AT positions literally decimated the division at the battle of Asal Uttar on September 97 lost.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to M48 tanks. Patton at its public debut at the Chrysler plant in July.
At m this can be taken above and beyond the m hard cap with Coated Optics, which will help negate enemy camouflage. This is a weakspot so the driver must be wary lest it protrude from cover.
Two of the three periscopes in the TC’s cupola are visible in this shot. The first such systems were a part of the USMC 1st and 1rd Tank Battalions arriving in battalions were made up more-or-less of approximately 57 tanks. The M60 Patton became the first American tank to take on the designation of “main battle tank”. By the end of the s, further deliveries of M48A5 had occurred and the upgrade to M48A5 was achieved locally with the aid of US consultants.
The M48 Patton served as an interim tank in U. Both the loader’s D-shaped hatch and the early commander’s cupola hatch are open. The armor framing along the tops of the exhaust louvres and armored boxes around the taillights that first appeared on the M48A3 Mod B are visible in this rear view, and the raised position of the infantry telephone can be contrasted with this image.
90mm Gun Tank M48 Patton III – Tank Encyclopedia
InMorocco took delivery of its first M48A3s. During all these coldwar years, it was throroughly battle-tested in action under foreign colors and is still frontline today in some pattpn these countries. Of course the fire control received upgrades also, most M48A5 also have the lighting system reworked to M60 standard. M48A3, possibly from the 1st tank batallion, Viet-Nam, The lever to the driver’s left in front of the fire extinguisher bottles is the purge pump, and the pump handle to the right of the driver’s seat is the turret seal pump.
When compared to the M47, the T featured a revised hull with an improved suspension system coupled to a new turret design, itself mounting the T54 90mm main gun. One is also captioned as a West German A5 with G riser.
Patton the end ofproduction would end with some 11, examples in circulation with contributions from the Fisher Tank Arsenal and the Ford Motor Company.
The gun depression on this tank is used to take a shot and then return to cover. While expecting to face off head-to-head against North Vietnamese and VietCong armor in tank-versus-tank duels, the M48 was relegated to supporting infantry patgon in the dense jungle and suburban fighting to follow.
Army Command and General Staff College. The M48 served as the U.
M48 Patton – Wikipedia
By the mids, the M48s were phased out of U. Another novelty was the turret, a radical departure from previous designs which goes back to the Pershing. The left armored blister for the stereoscopic rangefinder is near the middle of the upper side of the turret. Pattn tanks were used in the Western Sahara desert against Polisario guerrillas with great success.
The left side of the driver’s compartment is highlighted here.