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Armor Museum Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Fort Benning, Ga - May 2011


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Those tanks look great! Usually when you see them on public display, they don't have the .50 cal still on the roof. I always liked how the M4 "easy eight" looked with the Korean war era tigers or dragons painted on the front.

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A modern era tank may not leak water into key spaces, but a WWII era tank will and the water will corrode spaces better left protected long term.

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A roof would also help against the fading of paint through exposition to the sun. At the moment these look better than those terrible grey (and in sad condition) tanks from the old museum, but in some years? The paint will be faded and rain will get in I bet. :(

 

 

 

Edith wants to if they painted inside the Abram's muzzle??

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A few pics from the May 2011 Armor Museum ribbon cutting and tank christening ceremony at Fort Benning, GA (hopefully these aren't reposts):

 

 

 

 

Back in the day, we christened our new M60A3 TTS tanks after drawing them at Vilsek, with bottles of Plank Bier. We were the Red Lions, so it was only fitting...

 

 

 

 

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