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Tankland #1 - Saracen, M901, M7 Priest, M42 Duster, CTL-3M..
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:42 pm
Post subject: Tankland #1 - Saracen, M901, M7 Priest, M42 Duster, CTL-3M..

I stopped by the American Society of Military History Museum aka “Tankland,� on Friday before I left LA. The owner, Craig, was kind enough to let me in even though they were closed due to the rains.

Actually, it was the first time I have been "recognized" - I was walking around taking pictures & making notes when Craig came up and said "are you Neil Baumgardner?" Needless to say I was a little surprised... He had seen my pics of the South Gate M60 and put 2 and 2 together... From there on Craig was very helpful & talkative, letting me go behind the ropes etc. He has a nice little collection, but could use some help of the volunteer variety - see the link below.

www.com-central.net/in...amp;t=6330

Anyway, here's the first set of pics...

Saracen



M901



M7 Priest - SN stamped on the front hull was 1781



M42A1 Duster



Here's an AFV quiz for ya - can anyone guess what is underneath this mocked up movie Type 95 Ha-Go?



The famous / infamous "Bob Hope tank" - a Marmon-Herrington CTL-3M Marine Corps tank, or at least the bottom half is... The upper half was added to look like a M2A4 for use in movies... Thankfully the turret added for Brisco County Jr has since been removed...







And an M20 - thanks to Craig I now know where to look for the SNs on M8s & M20s (lower left & right corners of the top front hull below the headlight brackets). This one is 6842-0.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:01 pm
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Good job, Neil. Craig seems like a real nice guy, the couple of times I've spoken with him by telephone. I keep trying to get up there and rendevouz with Russ Buchan and I swear we're gonna' make it yet...we wanna' poke around in his M48, among other things, just for old times sake. I think he's got a Sheridan, too, and an M60A1 or A3 as well. I'm dyin' to get up to his place....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:27 pm
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- Neil_Baumgardner

Here's an AFV quiz for ya - can anyone guess what is underneath this mocked up movie Type 95 Ha-Go?




At first I would have said M5 high speed tractor

and after quick researches I say : M5 high speed tractor

P-O

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Yep, you're right P-O!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:46 pm
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- Doug_Kibbey
Craig seems like a real nice guy....

He totally is!! He's very helpful.
- Doug_Kibbey
...we wanna' poke around in his M48, among other things, just for old times sake. I think he's got a Sheridan, too, and an M60A1 or A3 as well. I'm dyin' to get up to his place....


I've been down there a couple of times and will be back there again hopefully, in May. You'll like the 48. Looks pretty good on the inside. As for Sheridans, I think he has three of them. You guys will have a good time!

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