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UNIQUE ID 1321: M47 PATTON TANK

(Model: Belgian Service)

Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

(Location: Richardson Motor Pool)


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Unique ID: 1321
Added to Database: 5 September 2010
Last Edited: 25 August 2012
Type (ID): M47 Patton (1640)
Model (ID): Belgian Service (1646)
Location Category (ID): Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor (67010)
Location (ID): Richardson Motor Pool (67060)
Serial Number: 2947 (source: D. Moriarty).
Registration: “53892” stencilled on glacis (lightly painted over when seen in 1983) and on plate attached to rear left hull.
Name:
Other Identification: Belgian flag (black, yellow and red vertical stripes) and white circle painted on glacis (both lightly painted over when seen in 1983). Belgian flag painted on rear registration plate. “2947” chalked on glacis. White circle daubed on rear of turret stowage box. Red spot painted on front right mud flap. Cylindrical muzzle brake.
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Location History:
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1: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Primary manufacturer June 1951-November 1953)
2: Unknown Location, Belgium (Belgian Army service)
3: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Current location)


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It is believed that this M47 was used by the Belgian Army prior to it being acquired by the museum in July 1982. The bow-gunner's position has been converted to become the driver's position, and the original driver's position has been replaced by ammunition storage racks. It has jettisonable-fuel-tank racks fitted at the rear, and it is in running order. It was stored in the LST Building before being moved to the Richardson Motor Pool (source: D. Moriarty).


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September 2010

Front view
1: Front view

Taken: September 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3722
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 102
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Driver
2: Driver's instrument panel

Taken: September 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3723
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 91
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Driver
3: Driver's 'joystick' controls

Taken: September 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3724
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 94
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Gear selection legend
4: Gear selection legend

Taken: September 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3725
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 88
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Main gun breech
5: Main gun breech

Taken: September 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3726
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 255
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Gun mount data plate
6: Gun mount data plate

Taken: September 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3727
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 389
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Vehicle data plate, obstructed by driver
7: Vehicle data plate, obstructed by driver's side ammuniti...

Taken: September 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3728
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 86
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Ballistic table, mounted on the right side of the turret above the gunner
8: Ballistic table, mounted on the right side of the turret...

Taken: September 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3729
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 92
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Ballistic table, mounted on the left side of the turret above the loader
9: Ballistic table, mounted on the left side of the turret ...

Taken: September 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3730
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 78
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Right rear view, showing cylindrical muzzle brake
10: Right rear view, showing cylindrical muzzle brake

Taken: September 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3731
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 107
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Registration number on glacis
11: Registration number on glacis

Taken: September 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3732
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 83
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Rear registration plate
12: Rear registration plate

Taken: September 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3733
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 84
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2009

Upper rear left view
13: Upper rear left view

Taken: 2009 (Estimated)
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3721
Added: 9 September 2010
Filename: Dig_M47-...
Views: 94
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June 1983

Front view
14: Front view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3710
Added: 5 September 2010
Filename: Scan_M47...
Views: 105
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Front right view
15: Front right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3711
Added: 5 September 2010
Filename: Scan_M47...
Views: 518
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Left view
16: Left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3712
Added: 5 September 2010
Filename: Scan_M47...
Views: 97
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Left view
17: Left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3713
Added: 5 September 2010
Filename: Scan_M47...
Views: 85
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Rear left view
18: Rear left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3714
Added: 5 September 2010
Filename: Scan_M47...
Views: 88
Select/Has Priority: 21/0