Modern Drawings/Ground/USA/Main-Battle-Tanks/M48A5-Patton.htm | Update: 19-03-2018

 

 

U.S. M48A5 stationed in West Germany in winter exercises, 1980s.

 

 

 

 

USMC, Operation Starlite, Vietnam War, August 1965

 

Specifications

Type: Main Battle Tank
Crew: 4
Introduction: 1953
Number built: 12000 (all M48s)

Continental AVDS-1790-2 V12, air cooled Twin-turbo diesel engine, 750 hp
Power/weight: 15.12 hp/t
Dimensions/Masses
Length: 9.3 m| Width: 3.65 m | Height: 3.1 m
Weight: 49600 kg
Armor
120 mm maximum
Performances
Maximum speed: 48 km/h | Range: 499 km
Suspension: Torsion-bar
Armament

Main: 105 mm M68 gun
Secondary: 12.7 mm (.50cal) M2HB machine gun,
.30 in (7.62 mm) M73 machine gun

 

 

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