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UNIQUE ID 1221: M48 PATTON TANK

(Model: M48)

National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, USA

(Location: Sand Hill Storage)


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Unique ID:

1221
Added to Database:
30 May 2010
Last Edited:
11 February 2011
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
M48 Patton (1660)
M48 (1662)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
National Armor and Cavalry Museum (60100)
Sand Hill Storage (60150)
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Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Two small gouge marks just left of glacis centre. “M48A1” (previously “M48”) painted on front right mud flap. “1954” (previously “1952”) painted on front left mud flap. Additional markings in 1980s: Coat of arms of 73rd US Cavalry Regiment (“HONOR FIDELITY COURAGE”) painted on glacis, US Armored Division insignia painted on rear mud flaps, and “US ARMY ARMOR” painted on left side stowage box.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Chrysler Corporation Newark Assembly Plant, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA (Primary manufacturer from April 1952)
2: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Until 19 October 2010)
3: BRAC Transfer, Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
4: National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Current location)


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This M48 was on display for some years on the south side of Brave Rifles Regiment Avenue in front of the Headquarters (building number 2376) of 5th Battalion of 73rd Armor, 194th Armor Brigade. On 19 October 2010 it was transported from Richardson Motor Pool to the Fort Knox railhead. It was transported by train to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


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2009

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 2009 (Estimated)
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3296
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: M48A12_F...
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June, 1983

Front view
2: Front view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3283
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: Scan_M48...
Views: 109
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Right view
3: Right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3284
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: Scan_M48...
Views: 97
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3285
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: Scan_M48...
Views: 115
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3286
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: Scan_M48...
Views: 82
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Front left view
6: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3287
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: Scan_M48...
Views: 91
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front left view
7: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3288
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: Scan_M48...
Views: 101
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Left view
8: Left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3289
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: Scan_M48...
Views: 114
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Rear left view
9: Rear left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3290
Added: 30 May 2010
Filename: Scan_M48...
Views: 112
Select/Has Priority: 21/0