A Rare Tank Destroyer
Posted 12 July 2008 - 12:08 AM
I don't know how yet, but I'll find a way to tow it to my house.
Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:44 PM
Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:48 PM
Thats just a damn shame!!!! Gutless politics, bring are things home...
Not sure how the Polish got them back but there are a few of them over here. I saw two M36's at COB Speicher and many of our US units have asked to take them back and the US ARMY and GOVT have said NO!!! There is also a Hellcat and Sherman sitting at Taji will try to get pics of them to show you. Same deal not sure why we can't take them back but we are forbidden to take any thing back as war trophies etc from here.
Posted 08 August 2008 - 05:07 AM
photos courtedy CPM
Posted 08 August 2008 - 06:27 AM
Posted 08 August 2008 - 06:35 AM
Is that the original 105mm howitzer on the M4? And the Chaffee looks pretty much original with all the light guards and little details intact. Finally, are they both "runners"?
Posted 08 August 2008 - 06:39 AM
Edited by heady506th, 08 August 2008 - 06:40 AM.
Posted 08 August 2008 - 09:16 AM
Posted 17 June 2019 - 10:44 AM
Dug up a really early Tech Manual for this Tank Destroyer.
Posted 17 June 2019 - 10:46 AM
Having tried to bring back a 3.7" mountain howitzer in 2009, what I was told was 1) it's fine as long as it was A) not 'culturally significant' and the local Iraqi commander had no issues with it being removed.
The second hurdle with regards to military vehicles would have been 'who pays for the decontamination /EPA vetting when it gets stateside.
As far as I know they are original though probably not running. If they are in the condition of the others I have seen here its just cause of the lack of a simple engine part that has failed. Most of these tanks became trophies after they captured them from the Iranian Army at least thats what I heard though we may have supplied them to Iraq when we were frinedly with them who knows.
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