The M47 Patton was a US medium tank commissioned in September 1950; it became operational starting from the Korean War where very few specimens were shipped that never entered combat. The M47 tank had its first use in combat in the ranks of the Armée de terre during the Mousquetaire operation in 1956. The Jordanian Army used it in combat against the Israeli armored forces during the Six Day War in 1967, the Pakistani one during the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965, and then, without taking action, during that of 1971. In 1974 the Turkish Army used 200 of them for Operation Attila (the invasion of Cyprus) and then in counter-guerrilla operations against the PKK in Turkey and Iraq. During the Ogaden War, the Ethiopian specimens faced the Somali T-34/85 and T-54 on the battlefield and, during the 1980s, Iran made extensive and prolonged use of its M47s in the war with Iraq.