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UNIQUE ID 1373: M47 PATTON TANK

(Model: Italian Service)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, New Rockford, USA

(Location: New Rockford)


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Unique ID: 1373
Added to Database: 31 October 2010
Last Edited: 31 October 2010
Type (ID): M47 Patton (1640)
Model (ID): Italian Service (1645)
Location Category (ID): Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park (84700)
Location (ID): New Rockford (84700)
Serial Number: Serial Number: 3454: “3454” stamped into front tow lug.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “322” and “7537163” cast into rear right turret side. White stars painted on glacis and hull rear. ASTRA data plate welded on hull rear plate.
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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: ASTRA Veicoli Industriali SpA, Piacenza, Province of Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (‘General Revision’ 15 February 1966 during Italian Army service)
3: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, New Rockford, Eddy County, North Dakota, USA (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In USA publication:

This tank sits on a concrete pad in the memorial park. In the TACOM Central Registry 8/2007 it is logged with American Legion Post 30 at 824 Central Avenue, New Rockford and its registration is given as 7537163 (source: N. Baumgardner). It appears to have serious suspension problems on the right side, where it is sagging noticeably at the front; possibly indicating a broken torsion bar or two (source: A. Adams). It is missing its turret rear stowage bin and has a data plate on the hull rear (source: M. Neukom).
It is an ex-Italian M47, and the data plate indicates that it was upgraded by ASTRA S.p.A. of Piacenza, Italy, on 15 February 1966; it reads:

ASTRA S.p.A.
OFF. COSTRUZIONI E RICOSTRUZIONI AUTOM.
VIA E. MILLO 12 – PIACENZA – TELEF. 24867
REVISIONE GENERALE
DATA: 15-2-66.   NO. 10



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September 2008

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: 10 September 2008
Contributor: A. Adams
Photo ID: 4105
Added: 29 December 2010
Filename: OV_M47_N...
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Data plate
2: Data plate

Taken: 10 September 2008
Contributor: A. Adams
Photo ID: 4106
Added: 29 December 2010
Filename: Dataplat...
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Serial number on tow lug
3: Serial number on tow lug

Taken: 10 September 2008
Contributor: A. Adams
Photo ID: 4107
Added: 29 December 2010
Filename: Serialnu...
Views: 85
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May 2007

Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 21 May 2007
Contributor: M. Neukom
Photo ID: 3862
Added: 31 October 2010
Filename: CIMG1259...
Views: 140
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 21 May 2007
Contributor: M. Neukom
Photo ID: 3863
Added: 31 October 2010
Filename: CIMG1260...
Views: 739
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Rear view
6: Rear view

Taken: 21 May 2007
Contributor: M. Neukom
Photo ID: 3864
Added: 31 October 2010
Filename: CIMG1266...
Views: 105
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Turret close-up
7: Turret close-up

Taken: 21 May 2007
Contributor: M. Neukom
Photo ID: 3865
Added: 31 October 2010
Filename: CIMG1265...
Views: 185
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Serial number on tow lug
8: Serial number on tow lug

Taken: 21 May 2007
Contributor: M. Neukom
Photo ID: 3866
Added: 31 October 2010
Filename: CIMG1263...
Views: 87
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Italian ASTRA data plate on hull rear
9: Italian ASTRA data plate on hull rear

Taken: 21 May 2007
Contributor: M. Neukom
Photo ID: 3867
Added: 31 October 2010
Filename: CIMG1264...
Views: 115
Select/Has Priority: 21/0