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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Leopard 1A5BE on Ebay

For anyone that has a spare quarter million dollars and a very large garage, there is a Leopard 1A5BE listed for sale on Ebay right now.  The listing states that the vehicle is located in Carlisle Pennsylvania.  The Army Heritage & Education Center is located in Carlisle and has several historic tanks in their possession.  However, we do not know if this Leopard belongs to them.

Sellers Description:

s-l1600Up for auction is a very nice Leopard 1A5BE main battle tank. Not often that these come up for sale, be one of a handful of owners of these beautiful pieces of machines. These were designed by Porsche for the German army, this unit is one of the final variations produced with the latest thermal battle sights. Everything is full functional, unit is in good running condition. All of the armament has been removed or demilled to all of the current ATF specs for importation. This unit can be view at the buyers request. Please email me for more photos and questions. We can assist with all import requirements and shipping as we have helped other buyers bring these to the US market.