±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: freaknikz
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6598

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 82
Total: 82
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Photo Gallery
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Community Forums
09: Community Forums
10: Photo Gallery
11: Photo Gallery
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: Home
15: Community Forums
16: Home
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Photo Gallery
20: Photo Gallery
21: Community Forums
22: Photo Gallery
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Home
31: Photo Gallery
32: Photo Gallery
33: Photo Gallery
34: Community Forums
35: Photo Gallery
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Home
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Photo Gallery
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Photo Gallery
49: Home
50: Community Forums
51: Photo Gallery
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Home
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Photo Gallery
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Photo Gallery
65: Photo Gallery
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: Photo Gallery
78: Photo Gallery
79: Community Forums
80: Photo Gallery
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
piney
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 2330
Location: Republic of Southern New Jersey
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:48 am
Post subject: Re: JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)

Well Done

Jeff Lewis
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2026
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:33 pm
Post subject: Re: JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)

Hello everyone,

While I was home this weekend I went through my references to answer how to tell the difference between a former M48A5 hull and the rest. The information below might help a little.

M48A5's with the low profile cupola serial numbers ran from A1001 to A1999 and from A3375 to A3999

M48A5's with the .50 Cal M1 cupola serial numbers ran from A3001 to 3374

To the best of my knowledge the numbers were stamped in the same locations as the M60 series, Left front tow eye and left rear deck. Hopefully I will have some detailed pictures of an M48A5 in the next few days.

That doesn't mean they wouldn't re-stamp it with a different number if it was used for something else but based on how they retained the M60A2 Hull numbers when they rebuilt them to AVLB's you can't rule this out.

Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3941
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:51 pm
Post subject: Re: JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)

Joe D, do only A5s have A-numbers?

Neil
Back to top
View user's profile
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2026
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:43 am
Post subject: Re: JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)

Neil,

I really don't know. I believe the A5's were all made at Anniston that's why the "A". I only have references on A5's because they basically are "Wanna-Be" M60's, sharing many features and parts.

Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2026
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:42 pm
Post subject: Re: JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)

Hello everyone,

I got to check out this beast in person last week. It is a cobbled up thing using a production M60A2 turret with an upgraded M48A1 Hull, Serial Number 5934, stamped on the right front hull next to where the Headlights were.
%20Larger%20Image>ComCentral This%20picture%20shows%20where%20someone%20had%20covered%20the%20turret%20opening%20with%20green%20tape%20all%20along%20the%20race%20ring%20leading%20me%20to%20believe%20this%20hull%20sat%20a%20while%20without%20a%20turret %20Larger%20Image>ComCentral This%20box%20welded%20to%20the%20front%20is%20the%20hydraulic%20manifold%20for%20the%20M8%20Dozer%20kit%20installed%20on%20M48%20tanks.%20 %20Larger%20Image>ComCentral The%20lines%20ran%20along%20the%20top%20right%20of%20the%20tank%20hull,%20not%20underneath%20like%20the%20M9%20kit%20for%20the%20M60.%20Here%20are%20the%20modified%20outrigger%20brackets%20allowing%20for%20the%20lines. %20Larger%20Image>ComCentral These%20are%20the%20mounting%20bosses%20for%20the%20armored%20cover%20and%20lines%20that%20ran%20to%20the%20manifold. %20Larger%20Image>ComCentral The%20turret%20on%20this%20tank%20is%20sorta%20a%20Red%20Herring,%20I%20am%20wondering%20if%20this%20hull%20was%20used%20for%20some%20engineer%20trails%20using%20the%20M8%20hydraulics%20to%20test%20some%20thing%20else%20like%20an%20early%20roller%20system%20for%20Vietnam.%20The%20cut%20tow%20eyes%20were%20modified%20with%20newer%20holes%20blow%20torched%20further%20back,%20I%20doubt%20if%20the%20M8%20dozer%20kit%20would%20require%20that.%20 Larger Image>ComCentral

Who Knows ???


Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:46 pm
Post subject: Re: JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)

Excellent work Joe, that's why you'll get the big Com-Central/AFV Forum bonus this year!* Wink


Last edited by Doug_Kibbey on Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:55 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2026
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:41 pm
Post subject: Re: JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)

And when can expect it?? Before Christmas I hope Mr. Green , whatever it may be.


Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:41 pm
Post subject: Re: JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)

- Doug_Kibbey
Excellent work Joe, that's why you'll get the big Com-Central/AFV Forum bonus this year! Wink


NOT FAIR!!! FOUL!!! Sad

Mr. Green
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
bsmart
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 2516
Location: Central Maryland
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:47 pm
Post subject: Re: JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)

- Dontos
- Doug_Kibbey
Excellent work Joe, that's why you'll get the big Com-Central/AFV Forum bonus this year! Wink


NOT FAIR!!! FOUL!!! Sad

Mr. Green


Don't worry I'll put you in for the bonus also

_________________
Bob Smart ([email protected])
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:53 pm
Post subject: Re: JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)

]*C-C bonus's payable in CSA script or Parker Bros. Monopoly Money, except in any form where prohibited by state law, including Tennesseee, should designated recipient be residing permanently, temprarily, or just passing through.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2026
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:00 pm
Post subject: Re: JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)

Stumped again Mad Mad Mad

Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:28 pm
Post subject: Re: JoeD's Frankenstein (M48A5/M60A2)

- Doug_Kibbey
]*C-C bonus's payable in CSA script or Parker Bros. Monopoly Money, except in any form where prohibited by state law, including Tennesseee, should designated recipient be residing permanently, temprarily, or just passing through.


NOW THATS SOME 'FINE PRINT!!!!

But I'd like to be paid in 'Confederate Script' .

Cool

Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 6 of 6
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum