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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

M47 "Patton" Tank

United States

 

— 1952-1960s —

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. M47 "Patton" Tank Marker
Inscription.  
Type: Medium Tank
Manufacturer: Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant and American Locomotive Co.
Weight: 97,200 lbs (48.6 tons)
Armament: 90 mm gun 30 caliber 1919A4 Machine Gun coaxial with the 90 mm gun, .50 caliber Exterior M2 Machine Gun, 30 caliber 1919A4 Machine Gun right-front of hull
Engine: Continental AVDS-1790-5B V12, Air Cooled, Twin-turbo gasoline
Horespower: 810
Max Speed: 37 mph, Operational Range: 100 miles
Crew: 5- Driver, Assistant Driver, Gunner, Loader and Commander

The M47 was the U.S. Army's and Marine Corps' primary tank, intended to replace the M46 Patton and M4 Shermai medium tanks. The M47 was the last US tank to have a bow-mounted machine gun in the hull.

Used by the 773rd Tank Battalion when reactivated after World War II.

SN: 7537163; Object ID# 130
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 29° 57.544′ N, 90° 0.374′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached

M47 "Patton" Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. M47 "Patton" Tank Marker
from Chenault Boulevard near North Claiborne Avenue (U.S. 39). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M60A1 "Patton" Tank (a few steps from this marker); M59 Armored Personnel Carrier (a few steps from this marker); MT-LB (a few steps from this marker); M109A3 Self Propelled Medium Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); M4A3 "Sherman Tank" (within shouting distance of this marker); D7-K Bulldozer (within shouting distance of this marker); D30 Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); M42A1 "Duster" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
 
Also see . . .  Geaux Guard Museum website. (Submitted on December 29, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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