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M47 Patton Tank

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M46 Patton Medium Tank

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M60 Main Battle tank

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M60 A2 Main battle tank. Wasn't taken into service.

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M48 Milan battle tank

.The patton series of tanks consists of 4 tank models, ranging from the M46-48 to the M60. It was US's design to replace the aging M26 medium (in WWII specifications, heavy) tanks. The Ms 46-48 were based around the almost same design and concept, with up to 100-120mm of armor (100 for Ms 46 and 47, 120 for the M48), and armed with a 90mm gun. They were quite innovative for their time, able to stand up against the T-54/55 it was design to counter.

The M60 was a design that appeared later on the cold war, and was not an exact development of the earlier patton series, but rather a product-improved descendant of it. it was almost completely different, mounting a new 105mm rifled tank gun, having up to 155mm of armor (with no ERA) and a new, much stronger, engine. It was deeply modernized and very well-accepted in the international market (despite its irreversible design flaws, such as its very high profile) and is in service with many armies around the world today.

Models Edit

M46: the basic and first verison of the patton series, considered a medium tank. Very similar in appearence with the previous M26.

M47: a modernized M46, with most of the differences being in the fire control systems and the slightly redesigned turret.

M48: the final version of the early patton series, widely used in combat and active in armies around the world up to today. Not much different from the M47.

M60: the beginning of an almost entirely new series of designs, that have been modernized to fit today-quality. Armed with the american version of the british L7 105mm rifled tank gun.


M60 A2: it was an modified M60, given a new turret and mounted an 152mm gun and was able to shoot missiles. Not in service for long