Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tanker's Tuesday:M46 Patton

The M46 was an American main battle tank designed
to replace the M26 Pershing and M4 Sherman. It was
one of the U.S Army's principal tanks of the early
Cold War, with models in service from 1949 to the
mid-1950s.It was not widely used by U.S. Cold War
allies, being exported only to Belgium, and only in
small numbers to train crews on the upcoming M47.

The M46 was the first tank to be named after
General George S. Patton Jr.,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.


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