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M48



Model Id:
1662
Manufacture:Chrysler Corporation Newark Assembly Plant, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA (Primary manufacturer from April 1952)
General Motors - Fisher Body Division, Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA (Additional manufacturer from April 1952)
Ford Transmission Plant, Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan, USA (Additional manufacturer from May 1952)


1) National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, USA

Number of Photos:
9
Sample Photo from Album Number 1221

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Unique ID: 1221
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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.

2) Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, Camp Shelby, USA

Number of Photos:
1
Sample Photo from Album Number 1365

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Unique ID: 1365
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Other Identification: “US ARMY” and white stars painted on turret sides.

3) Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, Camp Shelby, USA

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1
Sample Photo from Album Number 1366

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Unique ID: 1366
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Other Identification: Painted in green, sand and cream camouflage scheme.

4) Fort Polk Military Museum, Leesville, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1384

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Unique ID: 1384
Serial Number: 3748
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5) Fort Polk Military Museum, Leesville, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1385

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Unique ID: 1385
Serial Number: 3631
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6) Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Germany

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1659

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Unique ID: 1659
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Other Identification: “222” painted (and over-painted) on right turret side. Bundeswehr crosses painted on right turret side.

7) Sennelager Training Area, Paderborn, Germany

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1660

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Unique ID: 1660
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8) 1st Cavalry Division Museum, Fort Hood, USA

Number of Photos:
1
Sample Photo from Album Number 1909

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Unique ID: 1909
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Other Identification: White stars painted on glacis and right turret side.

9) 1st Cavalry Division Museum, Fort Hood, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1910

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Unique ID: 1910
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10) Royal Tank Museum, Aqaba, Jordan

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Sample Photo from Album Number 2172

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Unique ID: 2172
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11) Institute of Military Technology (IMT), Titusville, USA

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Sample Photo from Album Number 2617

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Unique ID: 2617
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12) The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

Number of Photos:
11
Sample Photo from Album Number 1562

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Unique ID: 1562
Serial Number: 17 (source: M. Foti/AFVNDB).
Registration: 9A5213: “U S ARMY 9A 5213” painted on hull side stowage boxes and front left mud flap.
Name:
Other Identification: “U S ARMY ORDNANCE” painted on turret sides. Previously: “1-73Δ” painted on right side of glacis and “HQ6” painted on left side of glacis.

13) NTC and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Museum, Fort Irwin, USA

Number of Photos:
1
Sample Photo from Album Number 1337

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Unique ID: 1337
Serial Number: 3599 (source: N. Baumgardner/USAAR).
Registration: 9A9031 (source: N. Baumgardner/USAAR).
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M48A1

M48 with new driver's hatch and M1 commander's cupola

Model Id:
1664
Manufacture:Chrysler Corporation Newark Assembly Plant, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA (Primary manufacturer from April 1952)
General Motors - Fisher Body Division, Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA (Additional manufacturer from April 1952)
Ford Transmission Plant, Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan, USA (Additional manufacturer from May 1952)


14) Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, Camp Shelby, USA

Number of Photos:
2
Sample Photo from Album Number 1353

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Unique ID: 1353
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15) Maryland Boulevard, Aberdeen Proving Ground, USA

Number of Photos:
2
Sample Photo from Album Number 670

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Unique ID: 670
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Other Identification: Serial number “3659”. White star marking on glacis plate.

16) Panzermuseum, Thun, Switzerland

Number of Photos:
5
Sample Photo from Album Number 804

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Unique ID: 804
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17) Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

Number of Photos:
4
Sample Photo from Album Number 1219

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Unique ID: 1219
Serial Number: 7977
Registration: “US ARMY 9A4687” painted on side stowage boxes.
Name:
Other Identification: “M48A1” painted on front right mud flap. “1951” painted on front left mud flap. White stars painted on glacis and turret sides.

18) National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, USA

Number of Photos:
8
Sample Photo from Album Number 1220

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Unique ID: 1220
Serial Number: 8352
Registration: “US ARMY 9A4688” previously painted on side stowage boxes.
Name:
Other Identification: “M48A1” painted on front right mud flap. “1954” painted on front left mud flap. White stars painted on glacis and turret sides.

19) Veterans Memorial Museum, Huntsville, USA

Number of Photos:
2
Sample Photo from Album Number 1888

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Unique ID: 1888
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Registration: 2020042 (USMC): “USMC 202042” painted on right side stowage box.
Name:
Other Identification: Roaring tiger insignia painted on glacis and front mud flaps.

M48A2

The M48A2 introduced a new powerpack, identified by rear engine doors and a raised deck. The number of return rollers was reduced from 5 to 3. It was built at both ALCO Products Inc. (formerly American Locomotive Company) in Schenectady, New York and at Chrysler's Delaware plant with a total production of 2328 tanks.

Model Id:
1666
Manufacture:American Locomotive Company, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA (Primary manufacturer from December 1955)
Chrysler Corporation Newark Assembly Plant, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA (Secondary manufacturer from December 1955)


20) Truppenübungsplatz Putlos, Oldenburg, Germany

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Sample Photo from Album Number 2073

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Unique ID: 2073
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Other Identification: Bundeswehr cross painted on left turret side.

21) Lager Hammelburg, Hammelburg, Germany

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1
Sample Photo from Album Number 1695

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Unique ID: 1695
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22) Lager Hammelburg, Hammelburg, Germany

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Sample Photo from Album Number 1696

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Unique ID: 1696
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Other Identification: Bundeswehr crosses painted on turret sides. Painted overall in a green, brown and black camouflage scheme.

23) Museé Des Blindés, Saumur, France

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1
Sample Photo from Album Number 884

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Unique ID: 884
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M48A2C

A larger capacity bore evacuator was installed on the 90mm gun and the track tension idlers were eliminated between the rear road wheels and the sprockets.

Model Id:
1668
Manufacture:American Locomotive Company, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA (Primary manufacturer of base M48A2 - vehicles upgraded from 1959)
Chrysler Corporation Newark Assembly Plant, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA (Secondary manufacturer of base M48A2 - vehicles upgraded from 1959)


24) Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

Number of Photos:
4
Sample Photo from Album Number 1214

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Unique ID: 1214
Serial Number: 923: “923” stamped into sides of upper and lower engine deck.
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Other Identification: White stars painted on glacis and turret sides.

25) Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

Number of Photos:
4
Sample Photo from Album Number 1215

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Unique ID: 1215
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Other Identification: “SΛR” painted on side stowage boxes. “I 8A” or similar (possibly the remains of M48A..) painted on front right mud flap. “1956” painted on front left mud flap. White stars painted on glacis and turret sides.

26) Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

Number of Photos:
9
Sample Photo from Album Number 1218

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Unique ID: 1218
Serial Number: 1052
Registration: “US ARMY 09177569” previously painted on side stowage boxes.
Name: “SUE” previously painted on sides of bore evacuator.
Other Identification: White star painted on glacis. Plaque attached to glacis plate. Previous markings: “M-48A2-C” (before that “2B.34Δ”) painted on front right mud flap. “1959” (before that “A 21”) painted on front left mud flap. White stars painted on turret sides.

27) Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

Number of Photos:
7
Sample Photo from Album Number 1216

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Unique ID: 1216
Serial Number: 305
Registration: “US ARMY 2A4985” previously painted on side stowage boxes.
Name:
Other Identification: “M48A2C” painted on front right mud flap. “1959” (previously “1956”) painted on front left mud flap. White stars painted on glacis and turret sides.

28) Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

Number of Photos:
7
Sample Photo from Album Number 1217

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Unique ID: 1217
Serial Number: 1201
Registration: “US ARMY 2A7361” painted on side stowage boxes.
Name:
Other Identification: “M48A2C” painted on front right and rear left mud flap. “1959” (previously “1956”) painted on front left and rear right mud flap. White stars painted on glacis and turret sides.

29) Military Museum of Southern New England, Danbury, USA

Number of Photos:
20
Sample Photo from Album Number 2379

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Unique ID: 2379
Serial Number: 90? “90?”? stamped into rear left tow lug.
Registration: 398417: “USMC 398417” painted on side stowage boxes.
9B1694 4 (source: USAHAR).
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Other Identification: “6570” painted on upper turret sides. Shield emblem cast into left turret side. Painted overall in a green, brown, sand and black MERDC-style camouflage scheme.

M48A3

Upgraded from M48A1 by Anniston and Red River Army Depots (1019), and later by Bowen-McLaughlin-York (578). Retained five return rollers per side.

Model Id:
1670
Manufacture:Chrysler Corporation Newark Assembly Plant, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA (Primary manufacturer of base M48A1 from April 1952)
Anniston Army Depot, Bynum, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA (Primary organisation for upgrade from M48A1 to M48A3 1963-4)
Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas, USA (Additional organisation for upgrade from M48A1 to M48A3 1963-4)
General Motors - Fisher Body Division, Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA (Additional manufacturer of base M48A1 from April 1952)
Ford Transmission Plant, Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan, USA (Additional manufacturer of base M48A1 from May 1952)


30) Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Foreign Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

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1
Sample Photo from Album Number 563

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Unique ID: 563
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31) Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

Number of Photos:
1
Sample Photo from Album Number 1224

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Unique ID: 1224
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Other Identification: “24” painted on turret sides. “4-1Δ69” painted on lower right of glacis. “A-24” painted on lower left of glacis. White star painted in centre of glacis.

M48A4

Proposed refit of M48A3 with M60 turret.

M48A5

Upgraded from M48A1 and M48A3 by Anniston Army Depot with 105mm M68 gun.

Model Id:
1674
Manufacture:Chrysler Corporation Newark Assembly Plant, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA (Primary manufacturer of base M48A1 from April 1952)
Anniston Army Depot, Bynum, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA (Sole organisation for upgrade from M48A1 and M48A3 to M48A5 1975-8)
General Motors - Fisher Body Division, Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA (Additional manufacturer of base M48A1 from April 1952)
Ford Transmission Plant, Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan, USA (Additional manufacturer of base M48A1 from May 1952)


32) National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, USA

Number of Photos:
2
Sample Photo from Album Number 1222

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Unique ID: 1222
Serial Number: A10297 (source: D. Moriarty).
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and brown camouflage scheme.

33) Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Foreign Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

Number of Photos:
3
Sample Photo from Album Number 564

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Unique ID: 564
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M48A5E1



Model Id:
1675
Manufacture:Chrysler Corporation Newark Assembly Plant, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA (Primary manufacturer of base M48A1 from April 1952)
Anniston Army Depot, Bynum, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA (Sole organisation for upgrade from M48A1 and M48A3 to M48A5 1975-8)
General Motors - Fisher Body Division, Grand Blanc, Genesee County, Michigan, USA (Additional manufacturer of base M48A1 from April 1952)
Ford Transmission Plant, Livonia, Wayne County, Michigan, USA (Additional manufacturer of base M48A1 from May 1952)


34) National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, USA

Number of Photos:
3
Sample Photo from Album Number 1223

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Unique ID: 1223
Serial Number: 4494 (source: D. Moriarty).
Registration: JK001F (source: J. Daneri).
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a green, brown, sand and black MERDC camouflage scheme.