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And the place they found the 105,looks like it was hit by something on the tuuret base!

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Hard to believe Saddam was actually using these antiques! I hope some of them make it back to the US or other friendly countries!

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Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

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Well, this is not exactly a tank, but I thought maybe you all would want to see it anyway. I took these pics today, this is in Plainview, Minnesota outside their local American Legion Post. I see tanks scattered around all over the state, here and there, and have stopped to take a gander at about every war memorial I can, but this is the first time I have ever seen one of these. It is a 1944 & 1945 dated 155mm / 8 inch towed howitzer. It's actually been well cared for over the years too. It looks like it is probably missing the trail pieces, which I think would have come out from the sides to brace it, but I am not 100% sure on that. I thought it was pretty neat to see though, so I thought I'd post it. I will try and post pics of tanks I have come across in my travels too, when I get a chance. Mike

 

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It is the 8"(203.2mm) howitzer the 155mm(6.1") gun fit on the same carriage. here is a picture of the 155,

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This may help you understand that it looks most of the major parts are there.

 

The flat spades on top of the trails are moved to end and then dug into the ground.

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In the background of the photos are a M26, M60, M4, B52 and WWII battleship.

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This is an M-60A3. You can tell by the flat sides on the turret. The "Slick 60" had a rounded similar to the M-48.

 

 

 

It could be an M60A1 which was the first version to use that turret and I believe a lot of A1s were converted to A3s.

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The lady in the background is the "Mighty A", USS Alabama (BB-60) at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile Alabama. The submarine USS Drum (SS-228) is also on display. In addition to the outdoor displays, the indoor pavilion has a collection of war birds and military vehicles. The snack bar has the voted best hamburger in Mobile. Thanks!!!

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Cashman thanks I got the pics off the web and didn't know the ships name. Now that I know where it is I'll try and get down there to see it.

 

 

 

The lady in the background is the "Mighty A", USS Alabama (BB-60) at Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile Alabama. The submarine USS Drum (SS-228) is also on display. In addition to the outdoor displays, the indoor pavilion has a collection of war birds and military vehicles. The snack bar has the voted best hamburger in Mobile. Thanks!!!
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Heres a nice tank not far from my house parked outside a local American Legion

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I know this thread is almost a year old

 

But I grew up in Dedham, my folks still live there. That tank is not 2 miles from the house I grew up in; I went to Dedham Jr High, which used to be about two blocks away from that tank, and I still drive past it at least one a week. In fact I drove past it twice yesterday.

 

There used to be a field artillery piece across the parking lot, pointing at Memorial field, as well

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I'd like to pic's of that.....

an M48 with the copula from an M60A2.

Any out there?

 

As promised, sorry it's taken so long.........

 

 

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Judges 1:19- And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

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