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« on: 09 March 2018, 12:36:06 AM »

Our final set of releases for the week takes us into the post-war period, with the M46 Patton and M60A3 now available!

The M46 was produced after WWII as a replacement for the Pershing and Sherman tanks.  Production continued until the late 1950's and this one will prove rather handy for our upcoming Korean War range.  

Jumping forward a couple of decades, the A3 variant of the M60 was developed with a number of enhancements over the A1, including smoke dischargers and turret stabilisation.  Whilst it was phased out of US service in the 2000's, this tank is still in service in several countries around the world.

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MDV59    M46 Patton      3.50
MDV60    M60A3, 105mm     3.70


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MDV59 - M46 Patton



MDV60 - M60A3



That's it for now, we've got some Naps and WWI releases coming next so keep an eye out for those!
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« Reply #1 on: 09 March 2018, 06:15:03 AM »

You just gotta love the M60!
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« Reply #2 on: 09 March 2018, 07:12:42 AM »

Very nice, indeed.

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« Reply #3 on: 09 March 2018, 07:13:33 AM »

Wow, you chaps have been busy.
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« Reply #4 on: 09 March 2018, 07:49:02 AM »

The M60 is a rather nice looking tank.
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« Reply #5 on: 09 March 2018, 12:28:15 PM »

Very nice indeed

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« Reply #6 on: 09 March 2018, 12:46:05 PM »

Gota say it - M46 - PERSHING, it's M47/8 Patton !

Nice btw.

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« Reply #7 on: 09 March 2018, 01:34:20 PM »

Interesting Ian,

The wonder that is Wikipedia says that the Pershing was the M26! It also says that.the M46, M47, M48 and M60 were all called Patton!

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« Reply #8 on: 09 March 2018, 01:55:02 PM »

Yeah, I'm a bit confused by that.  If I Google M46, every result brings up Patton except for an Osprey book about the 'M26/46 Pershing' covering the development of both tanks.  Tank encyclopedia has it as the Patton: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/coldwar/US/M46_Patton.php
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« Reply #9 on: 09 March 2018, 02:39:46 PM »

But M46 = M26 with new engine - hence Pershing.

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« Reply #10 on: 09 March 2018, 03:03:21 PM »

Hi All

These are essentially a series of developments based on improving the M26 cahssis and drive train [WW2 drive train had significant problems].

Hence M46 has an improved engine and drive train, M47 improved turret and M48 further improved turret and further improvements to drive train and chassis.

M48 could be regarded as the perfected M26 but it took quite a while!

Naming has gotten somewhat confused over the years and I tend to use Pershing for M26/M46 and then Patton for M47 and M48, this also gets used in some areas for M60 as well

I hope this helps
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« Reply #11 on: 09 March 2018, 03:05:39 PM »

But M46 = M26 with new engine - hence Pershing.

It was a little more than a new engine I think, this came up last night while I was doing the announcement.  The rear deck was different and there were a few other external changes:

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« Reply #12 on: 09 March 2018, 03:17:12 PM »

Hi Leon

Nice summary drawings.

Several gun barrel configurations seam to have been used at times, this looks like the more normal barrel.

The "muzzle break" on the M46 drawing is actually the barrel/bore evacuater/fume extractor

Reasonable WIKI on M46 is here:-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M46_Patton
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« Reply #13 on: 09 March 2018, 04:58:32 PM »

As others have said, M46 was an upgraded M26, but it was given the Patton name.

Jumping forward a couple of decades, the A3 variant of the M60 was developed with a number of enhancements over the A2 . . .

Sorry, M60A3 was an upgrade over M60A1. The A2 variant was an attempt to build a computerised tank before the technology was ready for it (see also M247), and used the same 152mm gun as the Sheridan. Dead end.

Both look like nice models though! Smiley.
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« Reply #14 on: 09 March 2018, 05:09:40 PM »

Agreed Raider 4
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