Museum of American Armor Dedicates New Tank to Collection
As part of our Long Island Museum Alliance we would like to announce that our neighboring Museum of American Armor will be dedicating their newest addition to their Armor Collection on Tuesday September 23rd at 2:00pm at their new facility at 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage Village Restoration here on Long Island.
Their Newest Tank is a M-48 “Patton” tank first built in 1952 and used by the US Army and Marines in Combat during the Vietnam War. Distributed widely by the US in its foreign military sales program countries throughout NATO, and the Middle East as well as Taiwan used the M-48. The M-48 was phased out of service by the US Military in the mid-1990s but continued operation in other parts of the world.
The M-48 being dedicated saw service with the US Army, was then transferred to the country of Jordan. It was then captured by the Israeli Defense force in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and it along with many others captured were used by the IDF. The Tank is a combat veteran of the 1973 “Yom Kippur” War between Israel and Egypt where it was part of the IDF strike across the Suez Canal where it was eventually put out of action and abandoned in Egypt. Purchased by a collector it was returned to the US and restored before being recently acquired by the Museum of American Armor.
For more information contact:
The Museum of American Armor
1303 Round Swamp Road
Old Bethpage Village, Long Island NY.