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.
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]