Photo of the Day: M47 for sale

Looking for an M47 that needs a little work?  Check out this one on Ebay.

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Vehicle listing description:

This M47 Patton Medium Tank was built in 1955 at the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant (DATP) in Warren, Michigan while under Government contract. It was overhauled multiple times during the development of the “Patton” series tank at the Red River Army Depot (RRAD) including 64′ 67′ and a final time in 68′ before it was sent to the Italian armed forces under a “Lend Lease” agreement in ending in the 80’s. A total of 2,480 M47s were leased or sold directly to the Italian Army during this time. This M47 was returned stateside and was designated as a range target at Ft Hood after demil but ended up being sold to a private collection due to the rarity of the vehicle by 89′. Of all the Patton M46/M47/M48 tanks only under 9000 were built of the M47 making it a rare vehicle. Most M47 variants were sold overseas, unable to be imported back into the US, those who stayed in the US were destined to be range targets in the 70’s then scrapped or sold.

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Sherman tank on Ebay

For those with a half-million dollars to spare and the desire to be the envy of all their tank loving friends, there is a M4A2E8 Sherman tank for sale on Ebay right now.  This vehicle is listed as “complete, running and driving.”  There are no live guns on the vehicle, but the tank is described as having every accessory it was issued with as well as a stack of manuals.  The vehicle is located in Texas.  Below are some photos, there is a larger photo gallery at the ebay listing for the tank.