Jump to content

2nd Armored Museum, Desert Storm captured vehicles


MattS

Recommended Posts

Matt, its possible your T-2 came from Ft.Polk. i was there from 85-87 and we had one courtesy of Israel. it ran but very few got to actually see it up close or play on it as the Cold War was still ongoing and they kept it locked up in a fenced maintenance area. I saw it daily on my way to and from work. Scott.

donation2013.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Your keyboard dropped a number, but I think you meant T-62. I bet you are right, I had the feeling it had been in the states for a few years. The comm system had been modified to work with CVC helmets and all the labels were in English. It was a beast to drive and I ruined at least one pair of jeans changing the acid-leaking batteries. Here the T-62 rolls down the road with me at the controls and SFC Stinson in the commander's hatch.

post-32676-0-17585600-1359896642_thumb.jpg

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

On the day we took the T-72 out for a ride, CW2 Jay Blank drove while I TC'd. A Soviet T-72 on a US Army fort being driven by an AH-64 Apache pilot was an uncommon sight to say the least. Jay had a degree in diesel engineering from Penn State so he was also our mechanic.

post-32676-0-10461000-1359897620_thumb.jpg

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes I dropped the letter. I bet it was the same tank that was at Ft Polk. Glad to see it still running as I last saw it in 1986. Scott.

donation2013.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

How sad is it that I recognize the backgrounds in all your pics? :o The old 2AD HQ became the 4ID HQ before they all went back to Carson, and it is now the 1st Army HQ and the musuem grounds are now 3rd ACR's, although many of the old vehicles are still out there. If ya haven't been to Hood in awhile, you wouldn't recognize it. Heck, I am continously asking "when did that go up" or "when did they build that?" even though I am only a few miles from the place. It has changed that much just in the time I retired in late 07.

Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

 

donation2010.gifdonation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
SergeantMajorGray

why was the type 59 highly radioactive inside?

Grandson of Command Sergeant Major Max I Gray U.S Army

Also grandson of CWO-3 Arthur WillIam Seabury jr. USMC

 

 

donation2013.gifdonation2014.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

why was the type 59 highly radioactive inside?

 

What I was told was that the Iraqis painted a lot of the interior surfaces with radium-based glow -in-the-dark paint (I guess to improve nighttime visibility of instruments, handles, knobs, etc.) which is the same type of paint used on watch hands and compass needles. I took their word for it and stayed out of that one.

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

As promised---heres some of that same armor getting washed in Dammam so we could pass customs inspection and get them loaded on the ship---note the little bar coded shipping label---we added that, not the iraqis......

.more to follow,

Al

post-2235-0-64581200-1360420886.jpg

post-2235-0-67083300-1360420896.jpg

AFB
"When in doubt, Go cyclical"

 

For more information on

"In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923"

"Let's Go! The History of the 29th Infantry Division"

"To Hell with the Kaiser: America Prepares for War 1916-1918 Volumes 1 and 2"

"Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces"

"Forgotten Soldiers of WWI: America's Immigrant Doughboys"

"Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball During the Great War"

go to

https://www.amazon.com/author/alexanderf.barnes

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the photo! I forgot about the paper labels with bar codes, the 2S1 still had one near the headlights before we repainted it.

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll have to dig through my photos. I was on the "forward detachment", left beind in SA to washrack and get customs checks on the units rolling stock. To include the captured victors, and I found myself getting OJT on being an M88 driver whie towing a T72 and later, a ZSU to the loading docks.

Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

 

donation2010.gifdonation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Matt, its possible your T-2 came from Ft.Polk. i was there from 85-87 and we had one courtesy of Israel. it ran but very few got to actually see it up close or play on it as the Cold War was still ongoing and they kept it locked up in a fenced maintenance area. I saw it daily on my way to and from work. Scott.

 

I think I remember the one at Ft Polk, I believe I saw it at the main maintenance depot. What unit were you with , B 3/10 Inf (M) 81-83

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Nice thread. Thanks for sharing the photos!

Tom K
USMC (VMFA-115) 90 - 96
ASMIC Member
OVMS member (ready for my 16th SOS in 2019)

donation2016.gifdonation2015.gif

 

donation2014.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2012.gif



		
Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a few. I had tried taking some, but this was back in the days when you didn't know how your photos turned out until they came back from the developer, and most were black. I have interior photos of the BMP and MTLB but not of the tanks. This is the rear troop area of the BMP-1, left side looking forward all the way to the driver's compartment.

post-32676-0-42597900-1363896100.jpg

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

BMP-1, right rear troop area. The cans attached to hoses were supposed to be fitted onto AKs to extract gases during firing from inside the vehicle.

post-32676-0-08366800-1363896268.jpg

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Driver's compartment viewed from the commander's position (behind the driver) with the seat folded down.

post-32676-0-64160400-1363896337.jpg

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking down into the commander's position with optics.

post-32676-0-62870800-1363896538.jpg

 

And looking down into the gunner's position in the turret.

post-32676-0-64015300-1363896591.jpg

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.