22 July 2017

All These Years

Did you know that the gun on top of an M1, M1(IP), M1A1 or M1A1(HA) wasn't an M2HB?

I didn't.

Officially the tank mounted gun is an M48.  It's also been standardized since the M48 tank, where it was mounted in a cupola.  The M48 designation for both the gun and the tank is coincidence.

In essence, it's an M2HB without sights or spade grips with a charging cable instead of a handle.

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