Jordanian M-48 question

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Jordanian M-48 question

Joined: August 15th, 2003, 5:43 pm

May 20th, 2012, 3:36 am #1

Hi Guys,

I have the 1/35th Tamiya M48A3 kit and would like to build it as a Jordanian tank. Can I do it without any major modification? Also, could this version carry the spare fuel drums behind the tank? Appreciate any input.

BRgds,
Ed Okun
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Joined: November 12th, 2008, 5:30 am

May 20th, 2012, 8:46 am #2

If this is for the six day war, the Jordanians used M48 and M48A1's. You would need a complete upper hull conversion like the one Legend (M48A1) makes.
If you want a M48 than Chesapeake is the only game in town. I think some one else makes an M48A1, but I don't recall their name offhand.

If you can find the Chesapeake kit, it can be modified into an M48A1. Only the M48 and M48A1 had the full drums on the back. The M48A2 had more internal fuel capacity and the M48A3 was diesel also with larger fuel tank inside.


John
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Joined: October 10th, 2004, 8:44 am

May 20th, 2012, 9:10 am #3

... are the ones who also make a M48A1 conversion.





Cheers,

Christophe
Last edited by ChristopheJacquemont on May 20th, 2012, 9:11 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: August 15th, 2003, 5:43 pm

May 22nd, 2012, 8:57 pm #4

Thanks for the help guys, I bought the Legend upper hull and turret (WOW $88 bucks !!). Now which tracks would you recommend would be best to replace the Tamiya rubberbands??

Thanks again,
ED
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 7:24 am

May 26th, 2012, 9:29 am #5

If this is for the six day war, the Jordanians used M48 and M48A1's. You would need a complete upper hull conversion like the one Legend (M48A1) makes.
If you want a M48 than Chesapeake is the only game in town. I think some one else makes an M48A1, but I don't recall their name offhand.

If you can find the Chesapeake kit, it can be modified into an M48A1. Only the M48 and M48A1 had the full drums on the back. The M48A2 had more internal fuel capacity and the M48A3 was diesel also with larger fuel tank inside.


John
I've only seen pics of M48 in Jordanian service, even if I read they had A1. I'll be very interested to see a pic. TIA.

Bruno COLLIN
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Joined: November 12th, 2008, 5:30 am

May 26th, 2012, 5:30 pm #6

Hi Guys,

I have the 1/35th Tamiya M48A3 kit and would like to build it as a Jordanian tank. Can I do it without any major modification? Also, could this version carry the spare fuel drums behind the tank? Appreciate any input.

BRgds,
Ed Okun
Ed,

The tracks you want are AFV Club "T97E2 Early" kit number AF35005. They run about 15 bucks at Sprue Brothers.


Bruno,

I also have looked, but have not seen any Jordanian M48A1 photos. Its also hard to tell in most photos of Jordanian Patton's if they are small driver's hatch or large.
About 1800 large hatch M48's with the Chrysler were built before they went to the M48A1 with the M1 commanders cupola.
I plan on using my Chesapeake models M48 conversion to make a Jordanian tank, but I'm also going to make a mold off it (for my own use) and convert it to a large hatch M48A1 with a dozer blade.

Ed,

I would take the Legend conversion and find or make a Chrysler commander cupola for it, I have not seen (and I think Bruno) any Jordanian Pattons with the M1 cupola.


John
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