1951 U.S. M47 'Patton' Tank

1951 U.S. M47 'Patton' Tank, originally uploaded by cliff1066.

The M47 Patton was an intermediate solution basically incorporating the M46 hull and a newly shaped turret originally designed for the T42 heavy tank that did not enter service at all. It was the last US tank with a five-man design. The tank was not fitted with any NBC, night fighting or computerized fire control systems. The M-47 was powered by a Continental AV-1790-5B, 12 cylinders, 820 HP, gasoline propelled engine. The M47 entered US service in 1952 but did not see any action in the Korean War. In US service the M47 was quickly replaced by the M48 entering service in 1953