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M46, M47, M48 and M60 Patton were the U.S army's principal main battle tanks of the Cold War, with models in service from the late 1940s to the 1990s. The M-46 was the primary U.S. tank in Korea and the M-48 was the U.S. Army and Marine Corps primary tank during the Vietnam War. The M-47 saw no action while serving with the U.S. military and the M60A1 saw limited service in Desert Storm. It was widely used by U.S. Cold War allies, especially other NATO countries. The many models were named after General George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. Third Army during World War II and one of the earliest American advocates for the use of tanks in battle. The United States Army is the largest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... The US M1A1 Abrams tank is a typical modern main battle tank. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... George Smith Patton Jr. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


The Patton tank replaced later versions of the Shermans and the M26 Pershing. Internationally, many various Patton models remain in service. Although referred to here as Patton series, the M48 Patton and M60A1 Patton were each completely new tank designs, despite a rough similarity from a distance. The latest version of the Patton was the M60A3 variant that entered service in 1978 two years prior to the introduction of the M1 Abrams that replaced it over a ten year period (Some M48A5 models also served alongside them both as well into the 80s). WWII foreign variants and use: Lend-Lease Sherman tanks Post-WWII foreign variants and use: Postwar Sherman tanks The Medium Tank M4 was the primary tank produced by the United States for its own use and the use of its Allies during World War II. Production of the M4 Medium... The Heavy Tank M26 Pershing was an American tank used during World War II and the Korean War. ... The M47, M48 and M60 Patton were the United States Armys principal tanks of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. ... The M1 Abrams main battle tank is the principal combat tank of the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps, with three main versions being deployed starting in 1980: the M1, M1A1, and M1A2. ...


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This is a List of armoured fighting vehicles worldwide. ... The M103 heavy tank, at 65 tons, was the heaviest and most heavily armed tank in service in the United States Army and the US Marines during the Cold War. ... The M1 Abrams main battle tank is the principal combat tank of the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps, with three main versions being deployed starting in 1980: the M1, M1A1, and M1A2. ...

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The Patton Tank M47 (4457 words)
During 1946 the Tank Destroyer Command, the Armored Command and the Cavalry were merged as the Armored Cavalry because it was felt that tactical methods and objectives during World War II had been common to all three.
It was intended for infantry communication with the tank crew, for artillery observation of indirect fire, for a crew member acting as a guide or for inter-connection with the tank radios for communication via radio for the use of infantry or artillery personnel outside the tank.
When a tank was equipped with a range finder, as the gunner operated the range knob on the range finder to maintain the target image, the super elevation transmitter automatically elevated or depressed the gun.
US MILITARY M-48 PATTON TANK (473 words)
The M-48 Patton Medium Tank is a further refinement of the M-47 Patton Tank featuring a cast steel elliptical hull and turret design for improved ballistic protection.
The M-48 Patton Tank was introduced in 1952, intended for use in Europe against Soviet tank forces, and was used widely in Vietnam as well as by U.S. allies in conflicts such as between India and Pakistan.
U.S. 25th Infantry Division M-48 Patton Tanks on a road in Vietnam, west of Pleiku, 1 April 1966.
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