M-48 Patton


With the obsolesce of the M-46, the M-47 Patton was put into production for about three years until the M-48 was introduced in 1953.  The vehicle was armed with a 90 mm gun and was the nation's primary tank until the introduction of the M-60, but a foreign army used M-48s as late as the 1991 Gulf War.  The M-60 can trace its lineage back to the M-26 Pershing through the M-48.  You can see the resemblance.


This particular vehicle on display inside the Patton Museum is painted like a tank of the 69th Armor during the Vietnam War.

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