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Though it may seem like an actual combat scenario, these M48 tanks were actually part of a training exercise in the United States.
M48 tanks of the 34th Armored Regiment, 4th infantry Division paraded in waves as they fire their guns across the field. In one instance, the soldiers were tasked to retrieve an M-48 stuck in dense bamboo growth. To help their efforts, a tank with a dozer blade helped to pull the tank out of the grasp of nature.
Pattons are first-generation main battle tanks equipped with either a 90mm M41/T139 or a 105mm M68/T254E2 gun. A .50-cal machine gun is also used as the secondary armament.
As the tanks move, we get to see the aerial view of the tanks crossing the field. What a horrific sight that must have been for America’s enemies.