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Started by sgtdorango , Jul 02 2007 06:53 PM

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#1 sgtdorango

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 06:53 PM

Heres a nice tank not far from my house parked outside a local American Legion
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:32 AM

That's very cool. I would love to have it sitting in my front yard! :)

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 05:24 AM

Very nice monument-tank. Where is this one?

I actually spend a lot of time photographing these monuments in my travels. This past weekend, on my way back from the Military Vehicles Preservation Association's annual convention, I shot a card-full of details of a US Model 1917 that is displayed in Miller Park in Bloomington, IL. 7_1_07_0152_resized.jpg


I wanted to shoot pictures of an M47 that is located in Milstadt, IL but couldn't find it!

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:04 PM

Nice tank!...the Stuart is located in Dedham , Massachusetts, there is also a Patton tank a few towns over, I will try to get a pic soon.....mike

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:50 PM

Nice tank!...the Stuart is located in Dedham , Massachusetts, there is also a Patton tank a few towns over, I will try to get a pic soon.....mike


Thanks Mike! I was hoping you would say "oh...it's just down the road from you, John, in northern Illinois!" I have seen several references to neat vehicles on display in Massachusetts (for example, an M37 Howitzer). Just too many cool vehicles out there to shoot them all. Thank you for sharing the Stuart.

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 06:24 PM

Heres the other tank not far from my house parked outside of a VFW in Stoughton,MA
believe this is a Patton or M-60? not sure but very cool tank....mike
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 07:41 PM

Heres the other tank not far from my house parked outside of a VFW in Stoughton,MA
believe this is a Patton or M-60? not sure but very cool tank....mike
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M-60 with camounflage scheme common in the 1970-80s. This tank was upgraded with the track that had seperate replaceable pads.

There are two M-47s in So. California, one in Barstow, Ca. in desert camouflage scheme that was applied to M48A5s and M-60s starting in the mid-1970s. The other example is at Los Alamitos Reserve Center, in front of the Headquarters 40th Infantry Div (MECH) CAARNG.

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 07:56 PM

Here's my picture: took this picture in Apr 2006 in Buedingen, Germany - Armstrong Kaserne. HQ to the 1-1 Cav Regt.

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 07:57 PM

Another view of the display

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 08:18 PM

I wanted to shoot pictures of an M47 that is located in Milstadt, IL but couldn't find it!


According to The USA Historical AFV Register: http://216.176.86.154/afv/USA_AFVs.pdf
The Millstadt tank is at
VFW Post 7980
200 Veterans Dr

I work with a guy who lives colse to their ... I'll ask

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 05:29 AM

Nice Sherman!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif thats the late war version with upgraded suspension and bigger gun i believe http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif ......this is becoming a cool thread, we should rename it monument tanks or something!!

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 07:19 AM

Man, I'm liking it. Keep them coming!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 08:48 AM

Here is another European Sherman. This one is at the Airborne Museum at Saint Mere Eglise in Normandy. My buddy, standing in front, was there a month ago and sent me this pic.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 08:53 AM

Hi All,

One tank monument in Brazil:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v688/Jeepdodge/ShermanM4MuseuFEBSoGabrielRS09-02-9.jpg

Best regards,

Ricardo.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:05 AM

Hi All,

One tank monument in Brazil:
Best regards,

Ricardo.


Composite hull. Nice... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:20 AM

More... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

M-31 Lee

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:22 AM

Hi,

One NICE map with images:

Modern Military Ground Equipment Displays

http://www.waymarkin...d7-c37cafdebc84

Best regards,

Ricardo.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:31 AM

Wow Ricardo those are some nice tanks!!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:37 AM

Is that "urban camo" on the last pic?

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:39 AM

Is that "urban camo" on the last pic?


"Yes", bad people.... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:33 AM

Hello

The Bastogne Sherman tank, back from a complete rehauling made by the Belgian army wohshop.
Thak to them
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:39 AM

Another pic
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:04 AM

Here are a few tanks in the Ardennes area (sorry for the rather poor quality, but these are old photos):

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/7AD-Vielsalm.jpg
Sherman 7th Armored Division - Vielsam (Belgium)

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Tank Destroyer near Patton Memorial - Arlon (Belgium)

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/TaskForceHogan-Beffe.jpg
Sherman 3rd Armored Division - Task Force Hogan - Beffe (Belgium)

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/Wibrin-Sherman.jpg
Part of Sherman tank - Wibrin (Belgium)

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:07 AM

Luxembourg:

 

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Sherman - 707th Tank Battalion (with Veteran 80th Division next to it) - Clervaux Castle (Luxembourg)

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Patton Memorial - Ettelbruck (Luxembourg)
If you look closely, you can see Patton's statue in the background.

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Sherman tank - Wiltz (Luxembourg)

Erwin



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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:50 AM

Hi folks, here's another display getting ready to be shipped back to the land of the big PX! I know this is not a tank, but I thought it might be interesting enough to post it here.
This halftrack was being stored in Buedingen, Germany - Armstrong Kaserne. It was in a horrible condidtion and looked like it was sitting outside in the very back of the motor pool for many year. Some guys from 1-1 Cav (back then part of 1st AD 4th Bde) restored it for display at the 4th Bde Motor Pool, Fliegerhorst Kasern Hanau. It was then transported to Fliegerhorst Kaserne, Hanau, Germany in January of 2006 and then (when 4th Bde inactivated) shipped (via Rotterdam) to the US and A.

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