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US M46 Patton Medium Tank 7th Infantry Division, 31st Infantry Rgt., Tank Company, 1951
General Background
The M46 Patton tank was named after US General George S. Patton Jr. It basically was an improved M26 Pershing and was meant to replace the M26 and M4 Sherman. 800 of the M26s were converted to M46s and received a new more powerful engine and transmission with rearward-facing fender mounted mufflers and a main gun with a bore evacuator. The M46s made up 15% of the tank force in Korea and proved superior to its T34/85 counterparts.
Specifications :
Crew: 5 men
Length chassis only: 20’ 10”
Width: 11’ 6”
Height: 9’ 3”
Weight (combat): 48.5 tons
Engine: (M46) Continental 810 hp gasoline
(M46A1) AV-1790-5B engine and CD-850-4 transmission
Maximum speed: 31 – 37 mph
Range: 80 miles
Fording depth: 4’ 0”
Vertical obstacle: 3’ 0”
Trench crossing: 8’ 6”
Main gun: 1 X 90 mm – 70 rounds
Armor penetration: 195 mm at 1,000 yards
Machine guns: 2 X .30 caliber – 5,000 rounds, 1 X mounted in the bow, 1 X coaxially with the main gun
1 X .50 caliber – 550 rounds, anti-aircraft gun mounted on top of the turret
Armor: Turret front – 102 mm
Everywhere else – a minimum of 13 mm