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Tanks

M48 Patton

M48 Patton

The M48 Patton tank saw service from 1953 through the 1990s. They were eventually phased out by the M60 tank which began production in 1961. The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum’s example saw service with the United States Marine Corps in 1958.

M24 Chaffee: Light Tank

M24 Chaffee: Light Tank

The M24 Tank was used in WW II, Korea and the Vietnam War.

The Light Battalions of US Armored Divisions were initially filled with M3A1 and M5 Stuart tanks, however, on the battlefields of North Africa it was realized that these were disastrously under armored and gunned, and a replacement, or the abandonment of light tank doctrine, was desperately needed.

M42B1 Sherman Flamethrower Tank

M42B1 Sherman Flamethrower Tank

The Veterans Memorial Museum's M42B1 Sherman tank was originally one of the first M4A1 tanks built by Pressed Steel Car Company. It's hull is of the cast rather than welded type.

M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank

M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank

The M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank has a welded hull and a cast turret which mountes a 75 mm gun.  The tank is powered by a V-type Ford GAA liquid cooled 8 cylinder gasoline engine of 500 Hp.  The tank had a manual, non-synchronized transmission with 5 forward  speeds, yielding a road speed of about 35 mph.

1943 M5A1 Stuart Tank

1943 M5A1 Stuart Tank

The Veterans Memorial Museum’s Stuart M5A1 Light Tank (Serial Number 5188) was manufactured by Cadillac Motor Car Division of General Motors Corporation and delivered to the U.S. Army Ordnance Department on 11-4-1943.

M3 Stuart

M3 Stuart

Designated as the M3 Light Tank and supplied to the British prior to the United States entering World War II. The M3’s were also the first tanks crewed by Americans to see tank to tank battle in World War II.

U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
2060A Airport Road • Huntsville AL 35801
(256) 883-3737
info@memorialmuseum.org