Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
HG3706
US M46 Patton Medium Tank
7th Infantry Division, 31st Infantry Rgt.,
Tank Company, 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.

The U.S. 31st Infantry Division had been formed in 1916 and named “Polar Bears”. Late
in 1950 as part of the UN troops that had badly beaten North Korean troops and
advanced toward the Yalu River where they were met by large numbers of Chinese
troops. In late November 1950 UN Forces were forced into a fighting retreat and cross
the frozen Chosin Reservoir. They were evacuated by sea to Pusan and were able to
fight later in the war.

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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