Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
HG3705
US M46 Patton Medium Tank
64th Tank Battalion,
Imjin River, Spring 1951
Authentic Detailing
Pre-Painted by professionals
Accurate paint colors
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
Fully Assembled
Die-Cast Model
True to Scale (1:72)
Weathering and insignias
Turret turns
Metal turret and main gun
Realistic tracks
The M46 Patton tank was named in honor of the famous US General George S. Patton
M4 Sherman.  800 of the M26s became M46s when they received a new and more
powerful engine and transmission with rearward-facing mufflers on each fenders and a
main gun with a bore evacuator. A further 360 were converted to M46 standards plus
they received improved braking, cooling and fire suppression systems, improved
electrical equipment and a new designation, M46A1.

A battle between Chinese forces and UN troops took place between April 22, 1951 and
April 25, 1951. Located a few miles north of the 38th Parallel is the Imjin Valley where the
battle took place when Chinese forces launched an assault in an effort to push UN forces
back south of the 38th Parallel and retake the South Korean capital of Seoul. The battle
was part of the Chinese Spring Offensive and is known by several names, Battle of the
Imjin River, Battle of Solma-ri, Battle of Gloster Hill and Battle of Xuemali.

M-46 Patton Specifications

Crew: 5 men

Dimensions
Length chassis only: 20’ 10”
Width: 11’ 6”
Height: 9’ 3”

Weight (combat): 48.5 tons

Performance
Engine:
(M46) Continental 810 hp gasoline
(M46A1) AV-1790-5B engine and CD-850-4 transmission
Maximum speed: 31 – 37 mph
Range: 80 miles
Fording depth: 4’  0”
Vertical obstacle: 3’  0”
Trench crossing: 8’ 6”

Armament
Main gun: 1 X 90 mm – 70 rounds
Armor penetration: 195 mm at 1,000 yards

Machine guns:
2 X .30 caliber – 5,000 rounds, 1 X mounted in the bow, 1 X coaxially with the main gun
1 X .50 caliber – 550 rounds, anti-aircraft gun mounted on top of the turret

Armor
Turret front – 102 mm
Everywhere else – a minimum of 13 mm.
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