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Looks like there are some broken torsion bars on the M60A3.

 

Nice pic of the M103. I love those tanks.

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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Great! Photo's

 

Here is a T9E1_Locust, Unfortunately No Barrel. Taken at the Rock Island Arsenal. The Sherman behind the Locust was knocked out Jan. 23, 1946 during the Battle of the Bulge.

I have a shot of a USSR / Iraq BMP1-Model and a USSR / Iraq ZSU23-4M_Model I will post if any are interested.

 

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This Tank was developed by the Soviet Union. It has four AZP-23mm Cannons. It last saw action aginst US during the Gulf War by the Iraq Army and was found abandonded out side of Kuwait City. It is on display at the Rock Island, Illinois Arsenal.

What a great thread.

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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.

 

Actually, the M60A1 and M60A3 had the same shape turret. The round-turret "Slick 60" is frequently called by armor enthusiasts the "M60A0," but I don't think the Army ever used that designation.

 

The distinguishing characteristic between the M60A1 and M60A3 is that the A1 had an optical range finder (hence the "rangefinder ears" that stick out the sides of the turret), while the A3 had a laser range finder. The only external difference is, on the A1 there are optical pieces in both ears, whereas on the A3 the left side ear is empty, and the laser rangefinder is in the right side ear, with a small external door that could be pad-locked in the closed or open position. This was added because the laser range finder was very powerful and could blind people, so if the tank was not on the range, the rangefinder door was padlocked in the closed position. If you look carefully, you can see that this is an A3, as the R/S ear has the door (closed) and the L/S ear does not.

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SGTDorango - in the opening post to this great string you mentioned an M1 somewhere near Dedham. We'll be driving up for Christmas to Wellesley between storms. Promised to drive my mother around to look at lights, so if we happened on a tank or two it couldn't hurt ...

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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.

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HI Guys,

I am no longer in the Fort Lewis area.........

I am at the Aberdeen Provings Grounds!!!

So! If there are any Tanks that you would like to see from here.........

Just let me know.

Ken

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Parked in front of the VFW in Zumbrota, Minnesota. Don't know what type it is but it is in nice shape....

 

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This is either an M60A1 or an M60A3.

Hope this helps.

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This one I believe is an M48A5.

Ken

 

The second photo is of an M48A5. The first is a M60-series vehicle. Note the sloped, straight glacis.

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Here's an M7 Priest. Although not strictly a "tank", it does have treads and a gun so close enough for this thread :lol:

Located at the Montana ANG base in Kalispell ca 1988. The dude in the "pulpit" is a much younger me.

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here's an odd one from Ft. Lewis Wa.

I say odd because of the strange copula that rests on top of it.

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At one time there were two Sherman tanks sitting there. One was an earlier variant. One had half the interior cut away, I was told for filming of a movie. Both came with a Brigade of the 3rd AD when it came to Lewis from Germany to form the 3rd Brigade, 2nd ID. One was painted for 1/33 Armor Battalion, the other for 1/32. Both units were re-flagged for Cavalry when the Brigade transitioned into the very first Stryker Brigade. I was there during that transition and I think I have a photo of my WW2 Jeep (which I used to drive onto post when I was still active duty there) sitting between them. Lewis has plenty of other tanks all over the place, I need to get back to get some shots of the Sherman recovery vehicle sitting not far away from these photos. The Museum has plenty of stuff, including a ever-expanding collection of Iraqi war trophies, which I guess in another generation or two will be returned to their original owners…

Having been assigned to Aberdeen at one point, finding stuffed and mounted tanks was easier than finding someone wearing camouflage!

Here’s a shot of me that a GS civilian in our OBC class took of me, during the DS-Fix exercise when we had time to kill after lunch, over at the museum nearby. I used to keep a framed print of this in my office on active duty and watch people do double-takes then stare at it, wonder what I’m sitting in at the time:

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This M3 is outside of Bath, NY. Very nice, although an odd color.

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