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UNIQUE ID 1330: M47 PATTON TANK

(Model: Italian Service)

VFW Post 5710, Shepherdsville, USA

(Location: Shepherdsville)


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Unique ID: 1330
Added to Database: 22 September 2010
Last Edited: 22 September 2010
Type (ID): M47 Patton (1640)
Model (ID): Italian Service (1645)
Location Category (ID): VFW Post 5710 (67700)
Location (ID): Shepherdsville (67700)
Serial Number: 7747 stamped into towing lug (source: D. Moriarty).
Registration: Unknown, but seen painted on side stowage boxes.
Name:
Other Identification: White stars painted on glacis and turret sides.
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Location History:
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1: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Primary manufacturer June 1951-November 1953)
2: Italy (Italian Army service)
3: VFW Post 5710, Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA (Current location)


Text in original Preserved American Tanks publication:

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Text in Preserved American Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In USA publication:

This M47 is on display in front of VFW Post 5710; it is mounted on a concrete pad, surrounded by railing, beside the car park. It is a late production vehicle with T-shaped muzzle brake. It also has prominent rain gutters on the turret sides which likely indicate it is an ex-Italian Army vehicle returned to the US.


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September 2007

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 2 September 2007
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3760
Added: 22 September 2010
Filename: 2Sept070...
Views: 85
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    

 

Rear view
2: Rear view

Taken: 2 September 2007
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3761
Added: 22 September 2010
Filename: 2Sept070...
Views: 68
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Serial number stamped into towing lug
3: Serial number stamped into towing lug

Taken: 2 September 2007
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3762
Added: 22 September 2010
Filename: 2Sept070...
Views: 65
Select/Has Priority: 21/0