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UNIQUE ID 1326: M47 PATTON TANK

(Model: Italian Service)

National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, USA

(Location: Sand Hill Storage)


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Unique ID:

1326
Added to Database:
11 September 2010
Last Edited:
4 January 2011
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
M47 Patton (1640)
Italian Service (1645)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
National Armor and Cavalry Museum (60100)
Sand Hill Storage (60150)
Serial Number: 3200 (source: D. Moriarty).
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: T-shaped muzzle brake. Rebuild plate welded on rear hull. White stars painted on glacis and turret rear stowage box.
Collection Reference:
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Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Primary manufacturer June 1951-November 1953)
2: Officine Fiore, Caserta, Caserta Province, Campania, Italy (Reworked probably in the 1970s or 1980s)
3: Ropkey Armor Museum, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA (Until mid 2000s)
4: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Until October 2010)
5: BRAC Transfer, Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
6: National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Current location)


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This M47 is a former Italian Army vehicle. It was received in about the mid 2000’s in a shipment following a US Government repossession of loaned vehicles from the Ropkey Armour Museum, along with an M42 Duster, an M114 carrier and a towed 8 inch howitzer. (Source: D. Moriarty). They were seen in the Boatwright Maintenance Facility early in July 2008, but by 18th July 2008 they had been moved to Richardson Motor Pool (source: Geoff Walden). It has a data plate welded on the rear hull that reads: “OFFICINE FIORE S.M.C. CASERTA REV GENERALE 4.4.2.A” or similar. It was transported by train from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


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October, 2010

Left tank, on train for transport to Fort Benning
1: Left tank, on train for transport to Fort Benning

Taken: 22 October 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 4191
Added: 4 January 2011
Filename: longtrai...
Views: 150
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September, 2010

Front view
2: Front view

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3742
Added: 12 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47_...
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Rear right view
3: Rear right view

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3741
Added: 11 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
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Close-up of Italian upgrade plate
4: Close-up of Italian upgrade plate

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3743
Added: 12 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47_...
Views: 62
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Close-up of muzzle brake
5: Close-up of muzzle brake

Taken: September, 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3744
Added: 12 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47S...
Views: 40
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February, 2010

Location of Italian upgrade plate highlighted
6: Location of Italian upgrade plate highlighted

Taken: February, 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3745
Added: 12 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
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December, 2009

Front left view, in Richardson Motor Pool
7: Front left view, in Richardson Motor Pool

Taken: 30 December 2009
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3740
Added: 11 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
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July, 2008

Front right view, in Boatwright Maintenance Facility
8: Front right view, in Boatwright Maintenance Facility

Taken: 3 July 2008
Contributor: Geoff Walden
Photo ID: 3746
Added: 13 September 2010
Filename: P1010005...
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Rear right view
9: Rear right view

Taken: 3 July 2008
Contributor: Geoff Walden
Photo ID: 3747
Added: 13 September 2010
Filename: P1010007...
Views: 43
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