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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:01 PM

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Was able to locate that late 40s photo of the previously mentioned Pershing's at Knox (photo from around 1949, note the school still called Armored School rather than the new Armor Center & School that it would be called post 1950 with the new Armor Branch).

 

It was there beauties here and others like them scattered around the post, 22 in all, that were dragooned into first line service in the late summer of 1950 at Knox to equip the 70th Tank Battalion for immediate combat service in Korea, The Ft Knox Pershing monument tanks were only enough to equip one company of the battalion, A Co?, the other two companies got an emergency delivery of Easy 8s from Rock Island before shipping out to California, while better then nothing, they had  a few problems, for one they apparently all lacked both their co-axle and hull machine guns, the battalion didn't even go to Japan first, it was sent directly to Pusan and the front upon arrival..


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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:44 PM

This is a great thread!  Here are a few taken at Vandenberg AFB about 4-5 years ago.

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:45 PM

Same, another angle...

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:45 PM

One more...

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 08:46 PM

Last one...

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 09:40 PM

Nice one T Ambro, a M47 Patton.



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Posted 20 December 2018 - 09:53 AM

Here is a picture taken at the entrance to the Kubinka army base in Russia in 2001.  That is me on the right with two of my co-workers in front of a JS-3.  Just down the road behind the tank is the main gate. Try as we might, we could not get them to let us in to see the armor collection.  For those that may not know, Kubinka houses one of the largest collections of armor in the world.  Back in 2001, the collection was not open to the public except with special permission, which we did not have.  And bribes didn't work, we tried.  The second picture was taken through the gate of some of the tanks that were outside.  One is an M5 Stuart, so I hope this post will meet the requirements of this site since it is a U.S. tank.

 

 

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 09:54 AM

M5 Stuart at Kubinka:

 

 

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 07:36 PM

An early 60s Knox photo at one of the approaches to the main gate, I think main gate, it's on a feature called Mulldraugh Hill.

 

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