M48 Patton main battle tank Weapon Systems // Ground Combat Vehicles // Tanks


Country of Origin: USA

Once the principal main battle tank (MBT) of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, the M48 was fully replaced by the M60 in U.S. service. It was a development of the previous M47 Patton. The M48 featured significant technical differences from its predecessor, including a new turret and chassis, revised suspension and more powerful engine. The new hull was longer, lower with a sloped forward part and a hemispherical turret. The M48A3 has a boat-shaped armor cast hull with additional sections...

 

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