Found a ton of information on this site (which is awesome!) on where the tanks went after leaving Aberdeen:
Most of the tanks and vehicles at Fort Knox and Aberdeen went to Fort Benning and Fort Sill. It looks like many of these vehicles are getting the attention they deserve by getting blasted and painted (see photo of of the Brummbar at Fort Sill). Not all are accounted for , so I assume that some of the vehicles on display at Aberdeen are still there or are at Fort Lee. Below is an excerpt from the Preserved Tanks site mentioned above showing the initial movements of the tanks out of Fort Knox:
Base Realignment and Closure (or BRAC) is a process of the United States federal government directed at the administration and operation of the U.S. Armed Forces. It is used by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and Congress to review the use of and requirements for military installations, generally with the result of closing excess installations to increase efficiency and reduce expenditure on operations and maintenance. As part of the process the U.S. Secretary of Defense forwards his recommendations for realignments and closures to the BRAC Commission, an independent panel appointed by the President. This panel evaluates the list by taking testimony from interested parties and paying visits to affected bases. More than 350 installations were closed in four early BRAC rounds: 1989, 1991, 1993, and 1995. The most recent round of BRAC completed at the end of 2005, and many U.S. military bases are currently in the process of closing or changing function in line with the BRAC mandates.
As a result of BRAC 2005 the U.S. Army Armor Center and School will move from Fort Knox to Fort Benning, Georgia; other units will move to different parts of the country. Conversely the U.S. Army Human Resources Command is being consolidated at Fort Knox and will combine offices currently located in Virginia, Indiana and Missouri. The 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division completed its move from Fort Hood, Texas, to Fort Knox during 2010.
The move of the Armor Center and School to Fort Benning means that the bulk of the vehicles in the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor are also required to move to Fort Benning, and the transfer began early in 2010. Meanwhile the existing museum changed its name in September 2010 to the General George Patton Museum.
Schedule of events (source: D. Moriarty and G. Redmon/AFVNDB):
1 March 2010: Military Road Convoy 1 from Farmer Motor Pool to Fort Benning. Vehicles included M24 Chaffee tank, M3 Stuart tank, M3 Stuart tank, M84 APC, LVT, MICV65, M42 Duster SPAAG, M981 ITV, MTLB, PT-76 light tank, T17E1 Staghound armoured car.
16 March 2010: Military Road Convoy 2 from Farmer Motor Pool to Fort Benning. Vehicles included M113A2 APC, M113A2 APC, Bradley MICV, Hummel self-propelled howitzer, AMX-13 light tank, Luchs armoured car, BRDM-2 MICV, TAB 72 armoured car, Ferret scout car, Fox armoured car.
19 October 2010: Internal move from RMP to railhead. Vehicles included M60s, M51, M48A1, Challenger, others.
23 October 2010: Train shipment from FK railhead to Benning. Vehicles included Panther Ausf G, M51 recovery, M51 Sherman, M48, M48A1, M48A2C, M48A5, M48A5E1, M60, M60A1 (x3), M60A3, Challenger, T29E3, T-72, XM803, M47 (3200), Chieftain, M1A1 Abrams, IPM1 Abrams.
5 November 2010: Civilian Road Convoy 1 from RMP to Fort Benning. Vehicles included Comet, Strv 103, T-34-85. T-54, T-55 Enigma, Type 69, Leopard 1, Churchill, LVTP.
8-15 December 2010: Museum emptied. Civilian Road Convoy 2 to Fort Benning. Vehicles included SdKfz 251/9, M8 armoured car, ACAV, Lee, Ontos, Mark V*, 3-Ton, FT, M2A3, M7B2, LVT(A)1, M551, T-34-85, Panther II, Tiger II.
Edited by Teamski, 02 November 2017 - 01:23 PM.