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Near Millsboro in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Patton Medium Tank

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Patton Medium Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 14, 2022
1. Patton Medium Tank Marker
Inscription.  
The Patton Tank was too late for the Korean war but used in the Vietnam War by the United States Army & the United States Marine Corp and it was the last of the medium tanks made.

A total of 11,703 were made in many different versions throughout its history. The tank was made at the Chrysler Tank Plant in Newark, DE. Had a continental AVDS 1790-5B air cooled 12 cylinder twin-turbo engine developing 810 horsepower. Later it was changed to a Diesel engine with a maximum speed of 30 mph with a range of 310 miles.

It's armament was 1 × 105 Main Gun 1 × 12.7mm Browning Heavy Machine Gun. Ammo Capacity 60 rounds. It had a crew of 4, a Tank Commander, a Gunner, a Loader, and a Driver. The Patton was used by many countries.

The Israel's used the Tank in the Six Day War of 1967. It was also used during the Indian-Pakistan War in 1965.

The Cost to make the Patton was $6,100,000 each.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, ColdWar, VietnamWars, Non-US. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
 
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38° 37.127′ N, 75° 11.831′ W. Marker is near Millsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Legion Road just east of John J Williams Highway (Delaware Route 5/24), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31768 Legion Rd, Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chair of Honor (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Indian Mission School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Harmony United Methodist Church (approx. 1˝ miles away); Rosedale Beach Hotel and Resort (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bullseye-Ferry Landing (approx. 2.7 miles away); Indian Mission United Methodist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Baltimore Hundred (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millsboro.
 
Patton Medium Tank Display image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 14, 2022
2. Patton Medium Tank Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 15, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on January 16, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jul. 14, 2024