Author Topic: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles  (Read 36248 times)

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Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #120 on: August 23, 2015, 03:57:17 AM »
It is indeed a 25mm cannon (ATK LW25 to be specific - some details here and here: http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2008gun_missile/6317LambJames.pdf) with 300 rounds.
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Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #121 on: August 23, 2015, 09:27:39 AM »
It is indeed a 25mm cannon (ATK LW25 to be specific - some details here and here: http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2008gun_missile/6317LambJames.pdf) with 300 rounds.


I think the most important question is does anyone make a 1/35 scale version of it? I can see a few places I would like to use it.

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Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #122 on: December 30, 2015, 02:45:47 PM »
Following up on that picture of M48 with T95 turret, would the stock M48 turret already be roomy enough to accommodate the short-barrel 152mm gun-launcher's recoil?

I keep on having this idea of a missile tank variant of M48A3 equipped with reactive armours, the gun launcher and a HESH round to go with the gun (so that the tank can serve a cover or secondary role as a siege vehicle) although I am under the impression that mass-producing the T95 turret might be a lot of hassle compared to simply up-gun the existing one.
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Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #123 on: December 30, 2015, 04:58:53 PM »
There is the M728 Combat Engineer tank with the 165mm gun.


Maybe this is what you were thinking of. IIRC the gun was very effective.

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Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #124 on: December 30, 2015, 11:25:59 PM »
There is the M728 Combat Engineer tank with the 165mm gun.


Maybe this is what you were thinking of. IIRC the gun was very effective.


I...... want that Shillelagh capability to be exploited somewhere down the road though.  Previous post edited accordingly.
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Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #125 on: March 06, 2016, 11:13:43 AM »
Found along the way of my quest to find inspiration to solve my Leman Russ debacle......
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Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #126 on: March 12, 2016, 10:59:43 PM »
With the impending release of the T54E1 kit by Dragon what does everyone see as upgrades if it had gone into production? Maybe not used by the U.S. but sold to allies possibly. Interested in what others think it might have become. Here is what I am thinking for a late 1960's early 1970's upgrade package by those wizards of tank whiffing the Israelis.
- Swap out the 105mm T140E2 cannon for either an L7 105mm or a Bofors made 62 caliber version as used on the Swedish S-tank for ammunition commonality. Need to do a performance comparison.
- Go to a diesel power pack from the M60/Centurion for commonality.

http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=DRA3560

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Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #127 on: March 12, 2016, 11:52:53 PM »
 :o Seriously?! I just started work on the hull of the ancient Revellogram M48. I was going to kitbash/scratch build the turret. I only recently got back into building tanks and this may be more parts and $ than I'm ready for... Oh well, at least it will save me the embarrassment of my shoddy workmanship.
 As for mods, maybe a production version would have a commanders cupola/turret like the M48 and M60. Israel is a definite possibility for a what if customer.
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Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #128 on: March 13, 2016, 05:19:38 AM »
With the impending release of the T54E1 kit by Dragon what does everyone see as upgrades if it had gone into production? Maybe not used by the U.S. but sold to allies possibly. Interested in what others think it might have become. Here is what I am thinking for a late 1960's early 1970's upgrade package by those wizards of tank whiffing the Israelis.
- Swap out the 105mm T140E2 cannon for either an L7 105mm or a Bofors made 62 caliber version as used on the Swedish S-tank for ammunition commonality. Need to do a performance comparison.
- Go to a diesel power pack from the M60/Centurion for commonality.

http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=DRA3560


I would just look to the Israeli M48s and M60s for inspiration.  Therefore, you could swap in a L7 or similar, though one doesn't necessarily need to swap out the existing gun (maybe just give it a thermal sleeve etc), add on the ubiquitous ERA, maybe some extra MGs, a dozer blade...

If one wanted something other than Israeli, again just look at any of the other M60 real world operators as inspiration:

 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Bahrain
 Brazil
 Egypt
 Greece
 Iran
 Jordan
 Lebanon
 Morocco
 Oman
 Saudi Arabia
 Sudan
 Portugal
 Republic of China
 Spain
 Thailand
 Tunisia
 Turkey
 Yemen
 Austria
 Italy
 
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Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #129 on: June 26, 2016, 06:43:36 AM »
M60 being trailed in Australia:

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Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #130 on: July 06, 2017, 11:48:09 AM »
Inspired by T42 medium tank: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T42_medium_tank

Short Pattons


Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #131 on: July 08, 2017, 04:50:13 AM »
Hey Carlos, that short M47 is really cool and it's close to an idea I've been playing with for a while now. Still inspired by the T42 but mixed with some elements of the T20 family as well. 

For your consideration, what about trying the "Short 47" with a T23 76mm gun turret and an early cast Leopard 1 turret as well?

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Re: M26 and M46 Pershing, M47, M48, M60 Patton, and M103 Family of Vehicles
« Reply #132 on: April 09, 2018, 12:43:07 AM »
Side view of the M48 Super
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