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  • 2 weeks later...
Take a pic!!!....would love to see it!.....mike

 

 

also, there's what I think is a Patton (?) over in Salem, will try and head over today.. hamilton is a bit far so don't know next time I'll be up there, its about a 30 min drive and don't know if I have time just for a pic. ill check online.

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also, there's what I think is a Patton (?) over in Salem, will try and head over today.. hamilton is a bit far so don't know next time I'll be up there, its about a 30 min drive and don't know if I have time just for a pic. ill check online.

 

here you go..

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airborne1968

This thread seems to have died off on 2009. Was it continued elsewhere? Here are some over rippened tanks and artillery (8") sitting in the sun in Hawaii in 2008.

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This tank is at War Veteran’s Memorial Park, just east of the Bay Pines Veterans complex,in St.Petersburg Florida.According the the descriptive information there,

it’s a Walker Bulldog Tank, fitted with a 76mm gun, Model M41A3.When it was new, it went for $87,941! Gotta love the sign!"Aww,you mean we can't fire it off?" :lol:

The V.A complex right next to this park is one of the most beautiful in the country,the cemetery there is where my Dad is buried.

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Hooviedude, the Hetzer is now IN the museum.

Sabrejet is correct; the one at the Bastogne Museum is an Achilles TD.

 

Erwin

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Some of you might find this interesting http://shermantankoverloon.nl/?id=1&lan=en&sz=2

 

You can follow the restoration of a Sherman tank which will be placed on the Museum Square in Overloon (Holland) to commemorate the casualties of the American 7th Armored Division (The Lucky 7th) in the Battle of Overloon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Overloon

 

In the museum itself (Liberty Park) there are many more tanks (and other vehicles) from all WWII belligerents to see.

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Hooviedude, the Hetzer is now IN the museum.

Sabrejet is correct; the one at the Bastogne Museum is an Achilles TD.

 

Erwin

 

Erwin, when was it put indoors? And I thought it used to be painted in a camo scheme? I will have to dig out my photos from then.

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The Hetzer was repainted and put inside.

It was integrated in a completely new diorama.

Before that, it stood outside in camo with unit markings, then was repainted in desert yellow without any markings.

 

I'm trying to think where the Achilles ended up (for some reason I think it was moved to LaRoche).

It has been a while since I was there (last time I visited the museum was with a good buddy from the US).

 

Erwin

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Here are a few pics of an M4A3E8 "Easy Eight" Sherman that resides at American Legion Post 21 in Rogersville, TN. I took these pics in 2007. I believe this is the only Sherman at an American Legion Post in Tennessee.

 

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Seems to be in a very good condition.

It bears the markings of the 4AD as in the 1950s.

 

Erwin

 

The 278th ACR is a local Tennessee National Guard unit and was activated during the Korean War, so that makes sense. :thumbsup:

 

When the Am Legion acquired this Sherman, one stipulation of the purchase was that it be made inoperable. Therefore it cannot travel under its own power. However, I believe most of the interior still remains intact.

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I saw a Sherman yesterday in Florrisant, MO, a suburb on the north side of St Louis. It was a high velocity 76mm with the late suspension so I assume an M4A3E8. I don't know enough about them to tell for sure. It was in a park.

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I ran across this tank in Foster Park at Kokomo, Indiana. Sorry for the picture, I got it off the internet...I was driving through town with my wife on the way to the casino and she wouldn't let me stop. Saying something like "when did you ever start taking pictures of tanks?"

 

Don..

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