Mobile in Mobile County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
1 - 90mm Gun
2 - .50 Cal. Machine Guns
1 - .30 Cal. Machine Gun
Weight 99,000 lbs. Combat Loaded
Crew 4 Men
Maximum Speed 28 mph
Cruising Range 70 Miles
Grade Ascending Ability 60 Percent
Fording Depth of Water 4 Feet
Width of Ditch Tank Will Cross 8.5 Feet
Erected by U.S. Army Command.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, Vietnam.
Location. 30° 41.014′ N, 88° 1.076′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker can be reached from Battleship Parkway (U.S. 98) 2.3 miles west of Interstate 10. Located at Battleship Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2701 Battleship Parkway, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vickery's Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); An Unheralded Breed of Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lower Alabama Vietnam Veterans Memorial B-52D "Stratofortress" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fallen Guardians Monument (about 600 feet away); Tristan de Luna y Arellano (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horace O. Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
Regarding Tank M48A1. The M48 tank was the third and final US medium gun tank of the Patton series, 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. It was in service with the U.S. from 1953 to the 1990s.
The A1 variant of the M48 had a new driver hatch and M1 commander's cupola, allowing the M2HB .50 caliber machine gun to be operated and reloaded from within the vehicle.
Additional keywords. Patton, main battle tank
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.