New American tank christened by General Patton's widow. Put through its paces on a track.
Newark, Delaware, United States of America.
New Patton 48 tank drives around parade ground (under titles)
GV Official stand decorated with bunting.
GV. Mrs. Patton (wife of late General George S Patton) with dignitaries in official stand. SV. Mrs. Patton speaking to dignitaries.
Rank of tanks lined up in front of stand.
SV. Mrs. Patton christening tank, with a bottle of champagne.
The 49 tonne Patton 48 tank goes through its paces on the display ground. It drives over a wide ditch. The tank goes over a track designed to test its suspension on bumpy ground. CU wheels in tracks as the tank moves along. The tank drives through a pool full of water, the stand is in the background. The tank drives backwards through a wooden shack - the building is completely demolished.
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