Jordanian M52 105mm Howitzer Tank after the 6-day-war. West Bank 1974

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Modelarmor on August 6, 2008

This is not a M48 medium tank, it is a M52 105mm howitzer. But it is very interisting, thanks for the photo.

Best regards

pivapao on August 6, 2008

It seems, Modelarmor, you are right, at least from the picture of this M52 105mm self-propelled howitzer, but I was told [*] that the Jordanian Army used the M48 tank in the 6-day-war. Are you sure? If you are, I'll change the title.

[*] Jordan's army had 55,000 troops, including 300 tanks, 250 of which were US M48 Patton...

pivapao on August 6, 2008

Yes Modelarmor, you are right: the gun of the M48 is much longer. Thank-you for the information.

Modelarmor on August 6, 2008

Hello again, yes, the Jordanian Army used the M47 and the M48 on their armored brigades against Israel in the Six Day war. Many Pattons tank were lost in combat due to super-Sherman with french cannons and of course the Israel Air Force. But those tanks were a very serious enemy force. Change the title, and if you want to see the M48 Patton tank, I have a photo at the "El Goloso" museum near Madrid. The Spanish Army also had M52 and M44 (155mm) howitzers but I have no photos.

pivapao on August 6, 2008

...muchas gracias Modelarmor. Your knowledge in the army field comes from hobby or work?

Modelarmor on August 7, 2008

Hobby, in fact I want to make a web with my models and military museums. and you? How can you get the M52 photo?

Thanks for "muchas gracias"

pivapao on August 7, 2008

In 1974 I went to Israel for work. During the weekend I rented a car and went to Jericho (that is the oldest city in the world). This is not the only wreck I crossed.

jose fernandez on November 11, 2010

very nice shot! greetings from Spain

Modelarmor on January 5, 2011

hello again, happy new year. I have my own web since 2010, if you want, visit

pivapao on January 9, 2011

hello Modelarmor: very good and interesting your new web-site.

Thanks elmuntnewton, cheers from Paris.

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