M46 Patton Tank Historical

M46 Patton Tank Historical (HM1WQE)

Location: Annville, PA 17003 Lebanon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 25.959', W 76° 34.119'

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The M46 Patton was developed as a rebuild program for the M26 shortly before the outbreak of the Korean War. A new powerpack was installed in the rear hull, leading to modified engine access doors and a different rear panel. Like the M26A1, it was armed with the M3A1 90mm main gun, which had a new muzzle break. The M46 is most easily distinguished from the M26A1 by the large mufflers on the fender and the addition of a track tension idler wheel below the drive sprocket. There were about 800 built by the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant. The 628th Tank battalion (present day 103rd Armor) trained with the M46 in Germany in the early 1950s.
The M46 Patton was the first of the Patton series tanks and one of the US Army's principal main battle tanks of the Cold War, with models in service from the 1950s until the 1960s. The M46 was the US Army's primary tank during the Korean War.
Entered Service: 1950
Manufacturer: Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant
Weight: 44 tons
Crew: 4
Length: 8.48 Meters (27.82 feet)
Width: 3.51 Meters (11.52 feet)
Height: 3.18 Meters (10.43 feet)
Horsepower: 740 to 810 hp
Engine: Continental Motors AV-1790-1 V-form, 12 Cylinder, water-cooled gasoline engine
Cruising speed: 48 k[p]h (29.82 mph)
Range: 130km (80.77 miles)
Weapon System: It contains a M3A21 90mm main
gun with 70 rounds. It also had a .30 caliber front machine gun as well as second .30 caliber & M2HB .50 caliber machine gun located on the turret.
Placed ByPennsylvania National Guard Military Museum
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Date Added Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 366946 N 4476960
Decimal Degrees40.43265000, -76.56865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 25.959', W 76° 34.119'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 25' 57.54" N, 76° 34' 7.14" W
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Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near North SR 934, Annville PA 17003, US
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