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Tank M48A1

 
 
Tank M48A1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
1. Tank M48A1 Marker
Inscription.
Armament
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.
 
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. Touch for map. Located at Battleship Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2701 Battleship Parkway, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); B-52D "Stratofortress" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Horace O. Davis
Tank M48A1 Patton Main Battle Tank (MBT) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
2. Tank M48A1 Patton Main Battle Tank (MBT)
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Submarine Lookout Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Take Her Down!" (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
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 226 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 18, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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