Virtual
Task Difficulty: 1.0 Out of 5.0
Terrain Difficulty: 1.0 Out of 5.0
Statystyka skrzynki
A Tank in Grasonville - OU0373

 M48 @ VFW Post 7464

Hidden by  DudleyGrunt

N 38° 57.780' W 76° 12.320' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 28 November 2011
 Date Created: 28 November 2011
 Last Modified: 27 February 2012
 Waypoint: OU0373

 


{{found}} 2 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 0 Comments
0 Notes
0 Watchers
1851 Visitors
2 x Rated
Rated as: N/A
GeoKrety History

Map
Available Maps: Opencaching,Google Maps

Cache Attributes

Quick Cache Kid Friendly Big Rig Friendly Wheelchair Access Historic Site Listed on OCNA Only 

Please see the attributes article for more information.

Description   EN   

I enjoy finding tanks on display - usually at American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.  This one is at VFW Post 7464 in Grasonville, MD and is in spectacular shape.  I drove by here on the way to do some caching in (s)lower Delaware and figured I'd stop and get some photos and collect info for a Log Password.


M48 @ VFW7464


LOGGING REQUIREMENTS:  Visit the site in person.  Post a photo and enter the Log Password.  On the rear of the tank, you will find an 8 digit number "written" vertically.  The first and last digits are kind of hard to read, so I'll let you know it is 1xxxxxx5 (or at least I think so).  The log password is the middle 6 digits.  Be sure not to include the info needed for the Log Password in your photo.

I would recommend taking a photo of this number for your reference.  If you have any difficutly with it, send me an e-mail and I'll try to help you out.


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]


Maryland Geocaching Society

Military Association of GeoCachers

GeoCachers 4 Christ

Pictures

 Utilities

Download as File: GPX GPX GC LOC KML OV2 OVL TXT WPT XML

When downloading this file, you accept our Terms of Use.

Log Entries    {{found}} 2x {{not_found}} 0x {{comment}} 0x      New Log Entry

1 13 July 2012 sfcchaz Found it

Well I decided to grab a few caches today, since I was off. This was #2 of 11 for the day. I am also using this find as one of the requirements for the Hiders and Seekers UNLIMITED contest sponsored by NativTxn. Historic Site attribute, requirement #29.

 

Thanks for showing me another one of these old armored pieces. TFTC

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
sfcchaz at A Tank In Grasonville
sfcchaz at A Tank In Grasonville

1 12 February 2012 cycleangela Found it

I decided to do some caching on the Eastern Shore today, and got the FTF on this cache as well. To be honest, I had a little bit of motivation to spend the morning in windy conditions. I wanted to go to Cracker Barrel for lunch. Thanks for giving me a reason to visit!