|Engine Power (hp)||830|
|Speed Limit (km/h)||50|
|Standard Shell Penetration (mm)||217 - 293|
|Standard Shell Damage||263 - 438|
|Rate of Fire (rounds/min)||8.5|
A deep modernization of the M48 tank. Development of the prototype was started in 1957, and in 1959 the order for production of the first tank was placed with Chrysler. A total of 15,000 vehicles of four modifications were manufactured.