Who made the M48?

Who made the M48?

M48 Patton
Designed 1950
Manufacturer Chrysler, Fisher Body, Ford Motor Company, American Locomotive Company
Unit cost M48A3 1961 US$309,090 (equivalent to $2,802,806 in 2021)
Produced M48/M48A1 1952–1956 M48A2 1955–1957 M48A3 1957–1961

What does M48 mean?

M48 or M-48 may refer to: Messier 48, an open star cluster in the constellation Hydra. 48th known Mersenne prime. M48 Patton, an American tank. MIM-72A/M48 Chaparral, an American self-propelled surface-to-air missile system.

What does M48 stand for?

Was the M48 a good tank?

Improved Pattons The M48A5 was the first Patton variant to be fitted with the powerful 105mm M68 gun, the American-made version of the British L7 tank gun. Thanks to its steady upgrades, the M48 proved to be one of the most successful post-World War II era tanks built. Thousands are still in service around the world.

Was the M48 tank used in Vietnam?

The M48 Patton was developed during the Cold War to replace the M47 as the US Army’s main battle tank. It went through several modifications aimed at improving its reliability in the field. The M48 served with the US and NATO countries in Europe and the US Army and Marine Corps in Vietnam.

What is M48 thread?

Common Thread Name Technical Specification
Maksutov Thread M44.5×1.0
Wide ‘T Thread’ or ’48mm T Thread’ M48x0.75
2″ Filter Thread or M48 Thread M48x0.75
2″ (Small) SCT Thread 2″-24

Was the M48 Patton a good tank?

Did the Yugoslav Army ever use the M48 sniper rifle?

However, other than an experimental batch of approximately 4000 rifles, no official M48 sniper rifle was ever fielded by the Yugoslav Army. Egypt bought M48As to diversify its suppliers in the 1950s.

What is a Zastava M48?

The Zastava M48 rifle were a post World War II Yugoslavian version of the German Karabiner 98k designed by Mauser and the Belgian designed M24 rifle series.

What was the M48 used for in the war?

As such, the M48 saw use in the Yugoslav Wars, thousands being used by various militias or paramilitary forces. Often the M48 was used as the basis for a sniper rifle, drilled and tapped for the ZRAK 4×32 telescopic sight and mounts.

How do I identify an M48B?

The most significant change and external appearance whereby the M48B may be identified is the trigger guard. Whereas previously, the trigger guard/mag well were machined from a solid billet of steel, it was changed to an assembly fabricated from stamped parts. The new trigger guard has a rib running around the exterior of both sides.