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Patton Museum: A View behind the walls
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:09 pm
Post subject: Patton Museum: A View behind the walls

On Sept 7 3/4 of the Patton Museum was 'walled up' to facilitate the dismantling of the exhibits that will be moved to Ft Benning.

After tunneling under 'the wall',........well maybe not, but it sounded dramatic. Rolling Eyes

ANYWAY I thought I'd take a few photos to update those who might be interested.

Todays photos are from the 'former' WWII Gallery.

The StuG III stands mute guard over packing crates:
A%20close%20up%20of%20the%20original%20'Zermmitt'%20(sp):

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:19 pm
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I did take the opportunity to hop aboard the LVT(A)1. I remeber climbing into this beast back in 2002/2003 when it was stored in RMP. Since then, it has been on display in the WWII Gallery.

The turret is abit dusty....
Climbing%20into%20the%20drivers%20hatch,%20this%20are%20the%20controls... On%20the%20drivers%20left%20side... Looking%20back%20over%20the%20drivers%20left,%20the%20interior... On%20a%20support%20beam,%20left%20rear%20of%20the%20Driver....DATA%20PLATES! A%20close%20up%20of%20the%20manufactures%20plate:

Unfortunately the top plate couldn't be read. I'll see about getting better images of this on next visit.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:47 pm
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Sad...

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BTW This StuG III....



...will remain here, along with the Iraqi T72 with the unusual exhaust modification.

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Here is a few additional photos of the Korean War/ Vietnam / Cold War Galleries

The%20T72%20will%20remain%20here%20at%20the%20Patton%20Museum.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:11 am
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I only hope they get everything displayed again quickly...I hate seeing all ths stuff packed up for some reason...
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- Dontos
Here is a few additional photos of the Korean War/



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It's not often you see a "surrender en masse" exhibit in a museum like that. Wink
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Here is a few additional photos of the Korean War/



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It's not often you see a "surrender en masse" exhibit in a museum like that. Wink


It's the infamous "Grey Velvet Gang" of notorious cat burglars after the Tiger and Panthers Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:21 pm
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Doug, I KNEW you would have to comment on that photo....

Actually I had two thoughts....

1) I was sorta thinking it was the BRAC commission shocked in horror that they will have to pay for light fixtures at 'benning' since the lights will stay in the Museum.......

2) A group in WWII Tanker uniforms, who stood too long at one of the exhibits,.....and their uniforms were stripped off and packed up with the collection.....

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