I found some photos I took of M48A5s at the NG motor pool at Ft. Devens in 1987. Both tanks have T97 rubber chevron tracks, top loading air cleaners and low profile commander’s cupolas. The turrets do not have smoke grenade launchers mounted. They were painted in four color summer verdant MERDAC finish.
I served on M48A5s in the NJARNG from 1982 until 1989 were replaced by M60A3s. Almost all of our 48s had T97 tracks and aluminum top loading air cleaners. I never saw side loaders. In the late 1980s some newly converted M48s came to Fort Drum with T142 tracks and armored air cleaners, You can tell the air cleaners apart by the sloped front on the armored ones. I did see one A5 with the M1 cupola and vision riser in Fort Indiantown Gap but it was a very rare sight. Only the 48s deployed in Korea had the 50Cal mount and smoke grenade launchers. All the M48s in Fort Drum and Fort Dix used 2 M60Ds for the TC and loader.
Yeah, the best you can do to save any photos from the album is a screenshot.
Funny how some of these album owners likely did not take some or all of the photos in a given album, most likely finding them by doing image searches and downloading the photos themselves, then prohibit others from doing downloads as if the photos are their personal property…
The two M60Ds was the actual design configuration. The .50 cal was only added by 2ID units in Korea. They had M551 Sheridans before the M48A5s. The took the pintle and guns off the Sheridans before turning them in.
A5s were still in circulation at Active duty and National Guard level in the 80s, so this set would definitely fit the bill.The figures are wearing M65 Field Jackets, so paint the figures in OD instead of woodland camo and boom.
Or you could do the mix and match common in the early and mid 80’s before the wear out date of the OG field jackets… Woodland BDUs with an Olive Green Field Jacket. Field Jackets were issued by size at CIF at the Reception Stations, and if they were out of Woodland Field Jackets in your size when you came thru that point, you got an Olive Green one.