Patton Museum - M48A3 Patton Tank
Bill Maloney

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M48A3 Medium Tank Specifications:

More M48 Patton Tanks at other
Military Museums in the Northeast
 M48 Patton Tank M48 Patton Medium Tank
M48 Patton Tank at the Vermont Militia Museum in Essex Junction, VT An M48 Patton Tank at the Militia Museum of New Jersey in Sea Girt, NJ
M48A5 Patton Tank M48 Patton Tank
M48A5 Patton Tank at the AAF Tank Museum in Danville, VA Another M48 Patton Tank at the US Army Ordnance Museum in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, MD
M48A1 Patton Tank M48 Patton Tank
M48A1 Patton Tank at the Allegheny Arms & Armor Museum in Smethport, PA An M48 Patton Tank at the Military Museum of Soutern New England

Length: 30 feet 6 inches
11 feet, 11 inches
10 feet, 1 inch
53 Tons
Max Speed: 30mph
Range: 310 miles
Armor: 4.7 inch frontal
Powerplant: One Continental AVDS-1790-2A Air cooled diesel 750hp
Fuel Capacity: 375 gallons
 One 90 M41 Rifled Gun
 One 7.62mm coax Machine Gun
 One 50 cal Machine Gun
Entered Service: July 1952
Unit Cost: $309,000

Interestingly this particular M48 Patton tank was used during the Vietnam war first by the US Army then by the Republic of Viet Nam army in 1971. In 1975 it was captured by the North Vietnam's military. In 1995 it was purchased privately from North Vietnam by a US buyer who shipped it to the US and then donated the tank to the Patton Museum.

I'm not certain, but I believe this Youtube video of M48 Patton tanks on the move is South Korean Army footage. Here's a nice clear segment of an M48 Patton doing a drive by at a military vehicle show, possibly in Russia.

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