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UNIQUE ID 1400: M47 PATTON TANK

(Model: Italian Service)

Lewis Army Museum, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, USA

(Location: Range Control)


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Unique ID: 1400
Added to Database: 14 November 2010
Last Edited: 14 November 2010
Type (ID): M47 Patton (1640)
Model (ID): Italian Service (1645)
Location Category (ID): Lewis Army Museum (97100)
Location (ID): Range Control (97120)
Serial Number: 29: “29” stamped into front left towing lug.
Turret: 73 (“SER 73” cast into turret roof).
Registration:
Name: “HOFFMAN” painted on bore evacuator sides.
Other Identification: Pistol port on left turret side. Numbers cast into hull front. “US ARMY” painted on side stowage boxes. White stars painted on turret sides, front mud flaps and glacis.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Primary manufacturer June 1951-November 1953)
2: Italy (Italian Army service)
3: Lewis Army Museum, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Pierce County, Washington, USA (Current location)


Text in original Preserved American Tanks publication:

[No entry]

Text in Preserved American Tanks Update:

[No entry]

Text in original Preserved Tanks In USA publication:

This is an ex-Italian M47. Its rebuild plate is missing from the hull rear but its mounting plate remains. (Source: C_Sherman). It is displayed at the corner of Kaufman and Stryker Avenues, opposite the Range Control building. It has an early design of turret with a welded up pistol port on the left side. The turret top has the following casting marks (source: K. Laughlin):

7337163
SER 73
[G]

The hull front has the following casting marks:

7354040
HT – SER
8273 © N75



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October 2010

Front right view
1: Front right view

Taken: October 2010
Contributor: C. Sherman
Photo ID: 3968
Added: 14 November 2010
Filename: 10201000...
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Hull rear
2: Hull rear

Taken: October 2010
Contributor: C. Sherman
Photo ID: 3969
Added: 14 November 2010
Filename: 10201000...
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Front left towing lug, showing serial number
3: Front left towing lug, showing serial number

Taken: October 2010
Contributor: C. Sherman
Photo ID: 3970
Added: 14 November 2010
Filename: 10201000...
Views: 45
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Hull front
4: Hull front

Taken: October 2010
Contributor: C. Sherman
Photo ID: 3971
Added: 14 November 2010
Filename: 10201000...
Views: 49
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Left turret side, showing closed off pistol port
5: Left turret side, showing closed off pistol port

Taken: October 2010
Contributor: C. Sherman
Photo ID: 3972
Added: 14 November 2010
Filename: 10201000...
Views: 47
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