M47 Patton II

M47 PATTON II


TYPE: Medium Tank
AMOUNT IN NORWEGIAN SERVICE: 2

AMRMAMENT

  • 1x 90 mm gun M36
    -Ammunition capasity: 71 rounds

  • 1x 12.7x99mm M2HB machine
    -Placement: Roof mounted, in coupola
    -Ammunition capasity: 3400 rounds

  • 2x 7.62x51mm M1919A4 machine gun
    -One flexible mount at right front of hull
    -One coaxial with the 90mm cannon

TECHNICAL DATA
Mass combat ready: 44.1 Metric Tons
Length: 8.51 meter
Width: 3.51 meter
Height: 3.35 meter
Crew: 5 - (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Driver, Assistant Driver)
Engine: Continental AV-1790-5B V12, air-cooled
Power: 810 hp
Fuel: Gasoline
Power/weight: 17.6 hp/tonne
Transmission: Allison CD-850-4 (2 forward ranges1 reverse)
Suspension: Torsion bar suspension
Fuel capacity: 880 L
Operational range: 160 km
Maximum speed: 48 km/h

ARMOUR
Upper Glacis
-100 mm at 60°
-200 mm LoS
Turret Front
-100 mm at 40°
-133 mm LoS

HISTORY
The M47 was developed in the 50s in america, basically the turret from an M42 was taken and mounted on an M46 chassis, a lot of this wagon was produced, almost 9 thousand.

This carriage has been in service in a number of countries all over the world, many have also done so, such as Norway, to acquire a pair to carry out tests with the cannon and ammunition.

Sometime between 1950 - 1960 Norway bought two M47 Patton II’s. These was acquired to try out and test the ammunition and the cannon’s performance before Norway was acquiring the first M48 Patton wagons with the 90 Millimeter cannon. The first of the new M48’s arrived in 1963.

These were used on various military shooting ranges trough the years, but were never in but was never directly in “service”. They were used all the way up until the 1980’s presumably in the mid 80’s. After that both of the M47’s were transported to two different museums on each theirside of the country.

These vehicles does still exist, one is located at the Norwegian army museum in Oslo and the other in Arquebus warhistorical museum wich is located in Haugesund in quite good shape.

In game
Due to the history behind this tank and it’s limited use, it could be a event vehicle or possibly a rare premium/reward from a battlepass.


-Outside Arquebus warhistorical museum


-Here photographed at Skreifjella, Norway

PICTURES

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M47 Patton II — ImgBB

SOURCES

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Motoriserte militærkjøretøy i Norge: en historiskt oversikt, 1905-2005, Volum 1
Utgave 3 av Forsvarsmuseets skrifter
Geir Iversen, Stein Kamphaug
Forsvarsmuseet, Historiske militærkjøretøyers forening
Forsvarsmuseet, 2005
ISBN 8291218439, 9788291218434
220 pages
MOTORISERTE MILITÆRKJØRETØY I NORGE - HMKSHOP - Depot Moane
https://i.ibb.co/zRFK9hF/22254934-10155488036196638-6537787122709636586-o.jpg
Arquebus krigshistorisk museum — Haugalandmuseet
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M47 Patton - Wikipedia

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This post was made by
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I’m not sure how popular it will be as the Rank 5/7.3-7.7 BR is highly compressed and an unpleasant experience for the US, but I’ll say yes anyway.

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