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(Model: Italian Service)

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)

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Unique ID: 2097
Added to Database: 31 January 2012
Last Edited: 24 March 2012
Type (ID): M47 Patton (1640)
Model (ID): Italian Service (1645)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Location (ID): Storage (3016)
Serial Number:
Registration: 107353 (Italian).
Other Identification:
Collection Reference: E1987.92. (Accession 9287, Entry 1987.1087).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
Associated Tanks: M47 Patton Tank - Royal Armoured Corps Gunnery School, Lulworth Camp, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Went to ranges in place of this M47)

Location History:
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1: American Locomotive Company, Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA (ca1951)
2: Unknown Location, Italy (Italian Army service 1952-87)
3: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

This M47 was one of 5136 produced at ALCO before completion of orders in November 1953. It served with Italian Army 1952-1987. It was purchased for £7,000 for use as a hard target, but exchanged for the Museum’s ex-Belgian Army M47, which was in poor condition. That M47 was sent to the ranges at Lulworth and replaced with this vehicle, which was put on the museum books in 1987. It has the early production vehicles’ driver’s compartment and instrument panels, with early style hatches. It has the M12 rangefinder and gunnery controls characteristic of later vehicles, and later style gunner’s power traversing controls. The crew is listed as 4 on the data plate in the driver’s compartment, although the mount for the hull machine-gun remains. The gun is the M36 type 90mm, with cylindrical fume extractor, not the ‘T’ type used on some later vehicles. It has no sights or periscopes other than the M12. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record).

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