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Started by Heenan,Thomas J.. Last reply by Shannon Ryan Jul 15, 2013.

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Comment by Harold Jones on August 22, 2013 at 6:33am

The Limey Bastard lives near San Francisco these days, he works for a sea food wholesaler.  Looks like fun, but I promised my wife no international tank vacations for at least the next 2 years.

Comment by Joseph Auger on August 22, 2013 at 3:30am

Harry,Next year I'd like to see you go to the tanks in town celebration in Mons .I like the Hetzer with "USA" on it.Who's gonna fall for that.

Comment by Joseph Auger on August 22, 2013 at 3:08am

Hey Harry,That must have been fun at tankfest.was that held at the bovington museum?Did you meet up with grayham Ellis?The islands only so big.

Comment by Jim Ward on August 18, 2013 at 6:16am

Comment by Shannon Ryan on August 17, 2013 at 4:57pm

Yes, that crew needs some more work for sure not very smooth, I hope that was not their TCQC I would have scored them low..

Comment by Dave Gettman on August 14, 2013 at 1:46pm

Yeah, that didn't look like a very smooth firing sequence. Wish they hadn't cut the video short. I distinctly heard a "what the fuck?" just before the last round fired, and a "what is that?" just before the video shut off.

Comment by Joseph Auger on August 13, 2013 at 11:46pm

shannon,loader sure stepped on his twinky in that vid.

Comment by Joseph Auger on August 13, 2013 at 11:44pm

Comment by Shannon Ryan on August 9, 2013 at 8:41pm

Comment by Shannon Ryan on July 15, 2013 at 9:45pm

George, I found this info on the M48 variations.

 

  • M48: Differed from the M47 in having yet another new turret design and a redesigned hull, doing away with the bow machine gun position, featuring the M41 90 mm gun. These turrets give the M48 its distinctive non-M26 style look. Originally the gun featured a Y-shape muzzle brake, but this was changed to the more characteristic T-shape.
    • M48C: Over a hundred original production hulls were found to be lacking correct ballistic protection and were relegated to training as the M48C.
  • M48A1: New driver hatch and M1 commander's cupola, allowing the M2HB .50 caliber machine gun to be operated and reloaded from within the vehicle.
  • M48A2: Improved powerpack and transmission, redesigned rear plate, and improved turret control.
  • M48A2 AVLB: M48A2 chassis, fitted with a scissors-type bridge. [16]
    • M48A2C: M48A2s with an improved rangefinder, M17, new ballistic drive and bore evacuator for the main gun, and the auxiliary tensioning wheels were deleted.
  • M48A3: Refit of M48A1 through M48A2C models to diesel engines and a new fire control system. 1,019 converted [17][18]
    • M48A3 Mod. B: Additional armor on the exhausts and tail lights, and a raised commander's cupola.
  • M48A4: Proposed refit of M48A3s with M60 turrets, scrapped with the need of these previous "surplus" turrets with the failure of the M60A2
  • M48A5: Up-gunned with the 105 mm M68 gun. 2,069 converted [18]
  • M48A5 AVLB: M48A5 chassis with a 60-foot scissors-type bridge. [19]
    • M48A5PI: M1 cupola replaced by the Israeli Urdan model.
  

 

 

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