A Brace of Korean Tanks

Discussion in 'Korea' started by Charley Fortnum, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I don't know the first thing about post-war armour.

    These two are now gate guardians at an active army base in Goyang, South Korea, but I have no idea of the model, vintage.


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  2. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    M48 Patton
    1950s era.
  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles


    Were they any good? Aesthetically speaking, they have a pleasingly squat profile.

    They're also immaculate despite being outside. I think they must have the national service lads out there with cloths once a week.

    There are a couple of APCs at the next gate, but rain was threatening.
  4. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    The M48 was a good tank. I don't think I could tell you which model of M48 those are, but the tank did receive technical upgrades into the 1970s.
  5. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    The M48 was an early incarnation and quite soon (believe I'm correct in saying that) replaced by the M60 Patton which had a bigger gun and less of a tendency to burst into flame when hit. The tank - presumably the M60 'version' - is the US Vietnam standard tank: very successful history. I believe a number were sunk - not sure whether US or Far East (Thailand?) as a wildlife and diving attraction a few years ago.

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