Historic Markers Across Georgia

Patton Heavy Tank

Marker ID:  
Location: on Cannon Rd near the visitors center in the Veterans Memorial Park, US 280 west of Cordele, GA.
County: Crisp
Coordinates: N 31° 57.541    W 083° 54.675
  31.959016    -83.91125
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


The M-47 Patton heavy tank entered service in 1951, but was not employed during the Korean War. The Patton replaced the M-26 Pershing and had improved armor protection, cooling system, and fan control. The crew consisted of commander, gunner, loader, driver, and bow machine gunner.


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