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Revelat0r #-19 Posted Mar 22 2011 - 00:33

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No, this isn't another thread about the T-54 this is about a tank that bears the same name the T54 Heavy Tank.

Honestly I don't know why I bring it up because I can't find much on it, maybe someone out there has a little information on it. The only thing I have found on it is that it was prototype tank in the early 1950s, I can only assume it was made in 1951 because that's the evidence the picture I've posted below shows. According to Wikipedia, it had three different turrets, all of them were armed with 105mm guns and it was on an M48 Patton chassis. The T54 had a conventional turret with an autoloader, the later model the T54E1 had an oscillating design with an autoloader, and finally the T54E2 was conventional with a human loader.

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therowman #-18 Posted Mar 22 2011 - 00:50

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Thats an M41 Walker bulldog

http://www.johnsmili...ry.com/m41b.jpg

http://en.wikipedia...._Walker_Bulldog

GLP4X #-17 Posted Mar 22 2011 - 01:05

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View Posttherowman, on Mar 22 2011 - 00:50, said:

Thats an M41 Walker bulldog

How can it be a Walker when its based off the Patton?

therowman #-16 Posted Mar 22 2011 - 01:15

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View PostGLP4X, on Mar 22 2011 - 01:05, said:

How can it be a Walker when its based off the Patton?

How can it be based off the patton if it was made in 1951. His picture looks like a bull dog, and the bull dog went into production 1951.

GLP4X #-15 Posted Mar 22 2011 - 01:41

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View Posttherowman, on Mar 22 2011 - 01:15, said:

How can it be based off the patton if it was made in 1951. His picture looks like a bull dog, and the bull dog went into production 1951.

T54 has rounded front. Patton has rounded front. Walker has flat front.

Also the Walker has 3 return rollers, T54/Patton has 5. Tracks are at least twice as wide.

skullorz #-14 Posted Mar 22 2011 - 11:10

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They should add this tank to the game xD.
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The T-54 is a prototype of  the M48 Patton featuring an Auto loader and a 105mm Gun, I dont think its the M68 Rifled Cannon (L7)

Communism #-13 Posted Mar 22 2011 - 11:46

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They should put it in game just to make the naming even more confusing :D

I'm guessing from a distance they would look the same as well

Another angle

http://lulzimg.com/i16/bae8cd.jpg

Revelat0r #-12 Posted Mar 22 2011 - 20:39

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Hey whatever works, I think this tank could find itself a nice spot on the American Heavy Tree Tier 7-10 My guess would be around Tier 8.

EDIT: I was looking for some more pictures of it I came across a rear angle photo.
http://image24.websh...41LeJOue_ph.jpg

SweetTransvestite #-11 Posted Mar 24 2011 - 13:00

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View Posttherowman, on Mar 22 2011 - 01:15, said:

How can it be based off the patton if it was made in 1951. His picture looks like a bull dog, and the bull dog went into production 1951.
Pattons were made in 1950 :/

Revelat0r #-10 Posted Mar 26 2011 - 12:45

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I'm actually not sure then what the chassis is because if it was made in 1951, and the M48 in 1952 that seems strange. Possibly the M48's Chassis was already developed at the time and they tried to use it as a heavy tank first?

thejoker91 #-9 Posted Mar 26 2011 - 12:50

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View Posttherowman, on Mar 22 2011 - 01:15, said:

How can it be based off the patton if it was made in 1951. His picture looks like a bull dog, and the bull dog went into production 1951.

You must be blind to not notice the difference in the hull (semi-rounded vs straight with a cupola for the driver) and the turret. Its not a walker bulldog.

SweetTransvestite #-8 Posted Mar 29 2011 - 20:26

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View PostRevelat0r, on Mar 26 2011 - 12:45, said:

I'm actually not sure then what the chassis is because if it was made in 1951, and the M48 in 1952 that seems strange. Possibly the M48's Chassis was already developed at the time and they tried to use it as a heavy tank first?
the early pattons are kinda trollish to compare since they practically came out one after the other

iirc the M47 isn't too different from an M48 hull-wise

skullorz #-7 Posted Mar 29 2011 - 20:43

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it was designed in 1951, the prototypes were built in 1953-54, however was dropped for the T-95 Medium Tank, I think I rather have the T-95 Medium Tank. Than anything.
T95 – The original tank, with a 90 mm smoothbore gun with a recoilless, fixed mount.
T95E1 – Recoil mount, 90 mm gun, simplified fire-control system.
T95E2 – Turret from the M48A2, 90 mm rifled gun.
T95E3 – Turret from the M48A2, 105 mm rifled gun.

1957, the first use of the M68 105mm Rifled Gun

kodern #-6 Posted May 20 2011 - 08:44

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Nice

ChrisK #-5 Posted May 24 2011 - 02:04

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That tank is at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. It's part of the "mile of US tanks," I can't remember which gate. I think it's in the northwest. Anyone in MD want to go take pictures? I think it's still an open post (although I haven't been there in more than 10 years).

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View PostChrisK, on May 24 2011 - 02:04, said:

That tank is at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. It's part of the "mile of US tanks," I can't remember which gate. I think it's in the northwest. Anyone in MD want to go take pictures? I think it's still an open post (although I haven't been there in more than 10 years).

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