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Posted: 1/23/2006 3:16:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 3:17:40 PM EDT by panzersergeant]
Took these at the Fort Jackson Museum this weekend. The T-30 has a 155 mm maingun and a humongous
turret. The Pershing used to sit atop "Tank Hill" next to the water tower.







Link Posted: 1/23/2006 3:28:00 PM EDT
I love tanks.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 6:03:41 PM EDT
Whats the story on the T-30? Never heard of it, and a 155mm on it? Dayum!


-K
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:16:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 7:26:58 PM EDT by panzersergeant]

Originally Posted By Special-K:
Whats the story on the T-30? Never heard of it, and a 155mm on it? Dayum!


-K



T30 Heavy Tank

"This experimental heavy tank was developed in 1947 and sported a 155mm gun. Its weight made it impractical for operations in Europe, and the project was canceled. "


Apparently only six prototypes were built. One is at Fort Knox. These puppies are huge!

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:35:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 7:02:00 AM EDT by panzersergeant]
Chaffee. Walker Bulldog.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:38:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2006 7:40:40 PM EDT by panzersergeant]
Oops; double tap.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 7:46:22 PM EDT
cool pics.....tanks alot!


well somebody had to say it!
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 8:52:45 PM EDT


Apparently only six prototypes were built. One is at Fort Knox. These puppies are huge!



There's one in Aberdeen. The T-29 was pretty much the same tank, just with a smaller gun.

NTM
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 9:01:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 10:10:41 PM EDT

The collection I really liked was the one out at Fort Irwin's intel group but when they left the collection got broke up. Basically they had one Russian tank from the T-34 up to the T-70 on display along with some other odd Soviet era stuff - comm trucks, Szu AA mount, motorcycles ...


You mean down to the T-70? It was an early-war light tank, heavily armoured, almost to early T-34 levels, but only had a 45mm gun.

NTM
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 10:13:05 PM EDT
The "Chaffee" looks more like the M-41 Walker Bulldog. The Chaffee had a smaller turret and its gun didn't have a muzzle brake.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 10:13:14 PM EDT
thanks!
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 1:35:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 1:52:13 AM EDT by NH_AR_Shooter]

Originally Posted By 4v50:
The "Chaffee" looks more like the M-41 Walker Bulldog. The Chaffee had a smaller turret and its gun didn't have a muzzle brake.



GREAT PICTURES!

That is an M-41

The Chaffee has a bow machine gun anf short 75mm gun.






Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:16:55 AM EDT
I have a few pictures of tanks………………but they all look like this.


Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:56:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 4:58:27 AM EDT by one_niner_Kilo]
The T28 Full Tracked Super HEAVY TANK sits in front of the Patton Museum, at Ft Knox. Ive climbed on this beast, and its huge.

http://www.battletanks.com/images/T-28-3.jpg

Death Before Dismount! hug.gif
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:06:38 AM EDT
I love tanks.

If you want to see some good ones, check this out:

www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu4.htm

Military museums are great places to visit.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:13:28 AM EDT
man you guys would love pics of some of the stuff we have out here at YPG, too bad I cant take any pics
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:57:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 7:03:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4v50:
The "Chaffee" looks more like the M-41 Walker Bulldog. The Chaffee had a smaller turret and its gun didn't have a muzzle brake.



I stand corrected!
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 7:07:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
I love tanks.

If you want to see some good ones, check this out:

www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu4.htm

Military museums are great places to visit.



Great pics, OP!
If you haven't been to Aberdeen Proving Grounds yet, you are in for a treat when you get there!
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 8:50:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
I love tanks.

If you want to see some good ones, check this out:

www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu4.htm

Military museums are great places to visit.



Great pics, OP!
If you haven't been to Aberdeen Proving Grounds yet, you are in for a treat when you get there!



That's next on the agenda. We were headed there last year, but Hurricane Rita changed our plans.

Hopefully, this year.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:24:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
Chronological. Up to?




That could work. To my surprise, the T-70 came out a year or two after the T-34.

However, the 'Chronological' claim fails on the basis that the Ft Irwin OPFOR museum had cold-war equipment.

(Of course, I think he meant to say T-72)

NTM
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:27:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
If you haven't been to Aberdeen Proving Grounds yet, you are in for a treat when you get there!



I'm told that the Mile of Tanks has been removed for 'safety reasons'

Apparently a drunk driver ran into one.

No, it makes no sense to me either.

Best tank collection in the US is Littlefield's in the San Francisco area. Hands down.

NTM
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:31:56 AM EDT
tagged for home...
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 10:34:11 AM EDT
Tanks Rule!

I was Googling Pershing stuff just today. I've never heard of that T28. What's the scoop on it?

R
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:10:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RobDog:
Tanks Rule!

I was Googling Pershing stuff just today. I've never heard of that T28. What's the scoop on it?

R




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-28_Super_Heavy_Tank
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 2:52:47 PM EDT
For some reason, looking at that T28... should have some Holst playing, The Planets: Mars, God of War.

Imagine that thing coming at you, big stadium speakers like that movie with Donald Sutherland, Mars playing at 130 db.

Bet that would losen some bowels.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 3:03:22 PM EDT
Good pics, tanks are cool.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:55:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 6:11:01 PM EDT by Dan01]
This is what I think is a M-46 Tank that was displayed in front of HQ Troop 2/10 Cav at Camp Kaiser Korea, 1963.


The 2/10 Cav had the light M-41s when I was there.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:04:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 6:10:36 PM EDT by Dan01]
This M-41 was the CO's



This was taken in 1962 in the "A" Troop 2/10 Cav area.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 6:09:58 PM EDT
"A" Troop 2/10 Tanks on the move. Korea, 1963





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