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

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Same, another angle...

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One more...

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Last one...

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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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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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post-32632-0-80257500-1563474783.jpgNot a tank but a modern-ish artillery piece, 155mm. On a trip back from Montana, my wife and I stopped in Kellogg Idaho. This piece was in a nice memorial for Idaho veterens. Their was also a nice plaque for Lt. Frank Reasoner; Medal of Honor awardee, Vietnam War.

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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.

 

 

 

It's my understanding that they have loosened up a bit, and the museum in now more accessible to tourists.


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It's my understanding that they have loosened up a bit, and the museum in now more accessible to tourists.

 

Yes, I have heard that, too. I sure wish it had been that way in 2001. That was probably my only chance to see it in person.

 


Mike B. in 'Bama

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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.

Do you think it was from the old 3rd AD . I think they had a runner at the ROCK. We had a static M-24 in Gelnhausen

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Kubinka is a great museum, wish I could visit some times. There is so many stuff books talked about to loose, but there it is....

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There is one of the same tanks at a Veterans Memorial right outside FT Knox, KY also. Very rare tank.

 

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An M24 Chaffee Tank on display somewhere on the reservation at Ft Polk.

 

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Went to the California Bay area to watch the "game" with a college buddy. Meandered my way home north today and came across this old amtrac. Always nic to find a hidden gem.

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Moderators, please fix :blink:


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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
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Moderators, please fix :blink:

Lets see if this works.

 

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Right side up, but backwards. Typical for Marines. JK JK !!


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I "primarily" collect Gulf War 1 patches. All branches (USA, USAF,USN, USMC & USCG) and ALL Countries..
US - Op.'s Desert Shield / Storm / Provide Comfort /Some Southern Watch - F-4G's Wild Weasels
UK - Op.'s Granby / Sabre / Warden
Canadian - Op. Desert Storm / Op. Friction
French - Daguet / Aconit
Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, South Korea, etc.
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Here is a Lend Lease Sherman Tank restored and on display at Victory Park in Moscow, Russia. This park has an incredible array of USSR, German, Japanese WWII artifacts inside and out as well as the Scattered US Lend Lease vehicles etc.

 

I went to Victory Park in 2001 when I was working in Moscow, an absolutely amazing place! I have lots of pictures from my trip stored away somewhere.


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Right side up, but backwards. Typical for Marines. JK JK !!

Ah it didn't work, I got tricked, when I save it it is in the correct view, but when posting it's reversed :lol:

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Here is a Sherman tank found on the town square in Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana.

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...and showing the plate affixed to the front as well as "bumper markings".

 

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Thats a nice Sherman!..............mike


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