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A Tank on the Susquehanna - OU02C4

 M48 Patton @ VFW Post 8185

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 39° 37.133' W 76° 08.048' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 25 June 2011
 Date Created: 26 June 2011
 Last Modified: 18 July 2011
 Waypoint: OU02C4

 


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M-48 TANK COMBAT MEDIUM
 
THIS TANK WAS DONATED TO THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES POST 8185 BY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND IN 1991 IS DEDICATED TO ALL SERVICE MEMBERS WHO DEFENDED OUR COUNTRY 1775 TO PRESENT
DEDICATED IN NOVEMBER 1991

LOGGING REQUIREMENTS: On the rear* of the tank, you will find an octogon containing the letter "C".  Just above it, there are three lines of alpha-numberic text.  You will use first line as the Log Password.  In addition to this, you will need to post a photo of you and / or your GPS with the tank.  Be sure not to include the info needed for the Log Password in your photo.
M48
* Note: This particular tank is on display with its gun facing toward the rear.

ABOUT THE M48: The M48 Patton is a medium tank designed for the US military. It was the third and final tank to be officially named after General George S. Patton, commander of the US Third Army during World War II and one of the earliest American advocates for the use of tanks in battle. It was a further development of the M47 Patton tank. The M48 Patton served as an interim tank in US service until replaced by the US Army's first main battle tank (MBT), the M60. The M48 served as the US Army and Marine Corps's primary battle tank during the Vietnam War. It was widely used by US Cold War allies, especially other NATO countries.

The M48 Patton tank was designed to replace the previous M47 Pattons and M4 Shermans. Although largely resembling the M47, the M48 Patton was a completely new tank design. Some M48A5 models served well into the 1980s. Many various M48 Patton models remain in service internationally. The M48 was the last US tank to mount the 90mm tank gun, with the last model, the M48A5, being upgraded to carry the new standard weapon of the M60, the 105mm gun.

The Turkish Army is the largest operator of the modernized M48 MBT, with more than 1,400 M48s in its inventory (around 1,000 have been phased out/in storage or modified to ARVs).
[Information Courtesy of Wikipedia]


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1 19 November 2011 cycleangela Found it

The last time I was in the area, the parking lot was full, and people mulling around for an event, so I had to wait until I was back in the area so I could stop and get the needed info. I was on my way to Fair Hill for a multi-cache I've been wanting to do (and failed). It was a great day to be out. Thanks for sharing this spot!
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GPS on the Tank
GPS on the Tank

1 10 July 2011 networkcacher Found it

Guess that's how it goes, drove all this way today hoping for a FTF only to find it was just logged yesterday. Congrats to sfcchaz!  Nice tank, and beautiful day for some other caches.  TFTC
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Networkcacher and the tank
Networkcacher and the tank

1 09 July 2011 sfcchaz Found it

Smile FTF Smile 5:18 PM. My second FTF of the day (in two different listing services). We were over in this area and I wanted to log this cache. I went right passed this location a couple days before this cache was published. I was a beautiful day for a cache. Thanks for bringing me back for a closer look.
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sfcchaz at A Tank on the Susquehanna.
sfcchaz at A Tank on the Susquehanna.