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MT-LB at Ft Hood, for Neil...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:55 am
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Neil,
Here's another vehicle I missed that you can add to your listing for Ft Hood. It sits on 27th Street. It was captured by the 588th ENG Battalion on 6 March 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. This vehicle was in Iraq when captured. I got two interior shots due to the loose fitting rear doors that I was able to stick my arm through.








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Neil, did you have this on your list of Ft Hood armor displays?

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Surprisingly good interior condition. Looks like it was kept semi-operational, if not run at some point since it came to the US.

I don't remember that MTLB, but I do remember that corner....

2/67 AR: 1982 (!?)
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Its on V2.5. I'm waiting on some further info from Don before it goes out [nugde, nudge] Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:09 am
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Its on V2.5. I'm waiting on some further info from Don before it goes out [nugde, nudge] Wink

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Can't seem to shake this 'flu-like' crud that is 'going around'. Starting to feel better, hope to get motivated (and out into the world) over the weekend.

I'll start fowarding what I got tomorrow....

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:22 am
Post subject: Re: MT-LB at Ft Hood, for Neil...

It is a MT-LBV (V meaning wide tracks)! Do you have the s/n for it?

It is like 38901001, where
3 = MT-LBV
89 = year
01 = month
001 = vehicle nr in that month & year.

Is on the edge in the nose.
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- Dontos
Surprisingly good interior condition. Looks like it was kept semi-operational, if not run at some point since it came to the US.

I don't remember that MTLB, but I do remember that corner....


Crikey Don I would have thought that you would have got the designation right even if the US Army didn't...

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Surprisingly good interior condition. Looks like it was kept semi-operational, if not run at some point since it came to the US.

I don't remember that MTLB, but I do remember that corner....


Crikey Don I would have thought that you would have got the designation right even if the US Army didn't...

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(cough cough)...ah... Rolling Eyes

It must have been the medication that I'm on...(yeah thats it....) Cool

(lame excuse.....)

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My dad will go back this week and check for the serial on the nose and post it here.

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Hello to all, I didn't make it back to get the nose serial but I did talk to the 4th ID museum director about this MTLB. It seems that 4th ID does not want to move the vehicle to Ft Carson when the transfer there, and have asked the post museum to take it off their hands. The director said that it will probably end up in her storage facility. She has a Medic version at the museum and would like to have this command version beside it but just doesn't have the room currently. I will try to get back to get the serial number eventually.

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Hello to all, I didn't make it back to get the nose serial but I did talk to the 4th ID museum director about this MTLB. It seems that 4th ID does not want to move the vehicle to Ft Carson when the transfer there, and have asked the post museum to take it off their hands. The director said that it will probably end up in her storage facility. She has a Medic version at the museum and would like to have this command version beside it but just doesn't have the room currently. I will try to get back to get the serial number eventually.


Command version??????

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I got back to this today and the serial number was 387116575, (9 digits). Per "Esa's" post, this vehicle was built November of 1987. However this has four more digits than the three he indicates. It cant be the 6,575th one built that month?!?!? I guess we know where to look on MTLB's for serials now. I dont really know much about Soviet / Foriegn stuff. Little help here.



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