±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: DIEGO38
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6597

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 177
Total: 177
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Home
08: Photo Gallery
09: Photo Gallery
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Photo Gallery
13: Community Forums
14: Photo Gallery
15: Photo Gallery
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Your Account
19: Photo Gallery
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Members List
24: Home
25: Home
26: Community Forums
27: Photo Gallery
28: Photo Gallery
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Home
32: Home
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Home
42: Community Forums
43: Photo Gallery
44: Community Forums
45: Downloads
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Home
51: Your Account
52: Your Account
53: Home
54: Home
55: Home
56: Community Forums
57: Photo Gallery
58: Downloads
59: Community Forums
60: Home
61: Photo Gallery
62: Community Forums
63: Home
64: Home
65: Home
66: Home
67: Home
68: Downloads
69: Downloads
70: Home
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Home
74: Home
75: Community Forums
76: Search
77: Home
78: Home
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Photo Gallery
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Photo Gallery
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: News
94: Photo Gallery
95: Community Forums
96: Home
97: Community Forums
98: Home
99: Community Forums
100: Home
101: Community Forums
102: Home
103: CPGlang
104: Community Forums
105: Home
106: Home
107: Photo Gallery
108: Photo Gallery
109: Community Forums
110: Photo Gallery
111: Photo Gallery
112: Community Forums
113: Community Forums
114: Community Forums
115: Community Forums
116: Community Forums
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: Community Forums
120: Community Forums
121: Photo Gallery
122: Community Forums
123: Photo Gallery
124: Community Forums
125: Downloads
126: Photo Gallery
127: Community Forums
128: Community Forums
129: Community Forums
130: Your Account
131: Photo Gallery
132: Community Forums
133: Photo Gallery
134: Home
135: Community Forums
136: Photo Gallery
137: Community Forums
138: Your Account
139: Community Forums
140: Community Forums
141: Community Forums
142: Your Account
143: Community Forums
144: Photo Gallery
145: Community Forums
146: Home
147: Community Forums
148: Community Forums
149: Community Forums
150: Community Forums
151: Community Forums
152: Photo Gallery
153: Photo Gallery
154: Photo Gallery
155: Community Forums
156: Photo Gallery
157: Community Forums
158: Community Forums
159: Downloads
160: Community Forums
161: News
162: Community Forums
163: Community Forums
164: Community Forums
165: Community Forums
166: Community Forums
167: News Archive
168: Community Forums
169: Your Account
170: Community Forums
171: News Archive
172: Community Forums
173: Community Forums
174: Your Account
175: Community Forums
176: Home
177: Home

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
FREEMAN FIELD SEYMOUR, IN M60 PICS maybe the nicest anywhere
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
armyjunk2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 21, 2006
Posts: 1412

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:34 pm
Post subject: FREEMAN FIELD SEYMOUR, IN M60 PICS maybe the nicest anywhere

I think this might be the best M60 in the US, she is like brand new, seems to nice to have outside

Back to top
View user's profile
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3941
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:20 pm
Post subject: Re: FREEMAN FIELD SEYMOUR, IN M60 PICS maybe the nicest anywhere

Is there also an M48 Patton at the VFW in Seymour? Or is this at the VFW?

Neil
Back to top
View user's profile
armyjunk2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 21, 2006
Posts: 1412

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:13 pm
Post subject: Re: FREEMAN FIELD SEYMOUR, IN M60 PICS maybe the nicest anywhere

Neil,
Seymour has (2) two M60's one at Freeman Field and the other at the VFW.
If there is a M48 in Seymour its not at the VFW......I don't believe there is a M48 in Seymour
Back to top
View user's profile
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2024
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:58 am
Post subject: Re: FREEMAN FIELD SEYMOUR, IN M60 PICS maybe the nicest anywhere

A very nice M60A3,
Most likely has been sitting in a MATES warehouse or Gaurd Armory and rarely used since delivery. Looks like someone went happy with a stencil machine, Those definately are not standard markings. Very nice that someone put the Serial number and Registration on the turret, saves me from asking. I would imagine they are correct. But sometimes you'd be surprised what get's painted on.

Thanks for the great pictures,
Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Roy_A_Lingle
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1997
Location: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:38 am
Post subject: Re: FREEMAN FIELD SEYMOUR, IN M60 PICS maybe the nicest anywhere

Hi Folks!

- armyjunk2



Talk about odd markings! Check out the area just to the left of the water can bracket. That is the first time I have ever seen a MLC marking on the side of a vehicle.

Sgt, Scouts Out!

MLC = Military Load Classification, used to check a vehicle's weight to the load carrying limits of NATO bridges.

_________________
"You can never have too much reconnaissance."
General G.S. Patton Jr.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:44 am
Post subject: Re: FREEMAN FIELD SEYMOUR, IN M60 PICS maybe the nicest anyw

I suspect they took the opportunity to "label" everything as a sort of educational exercise for the lay person. Obviously the crew knows where the smoke grenade launchers are, not to mention the tow cable.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
A2_Prius
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 112

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:48 am
Post subject: Re: FREEMAN FIELD M60

A great example of the M60! Doesn't she seem to be "down in the bow"? Could broken torsion bars be at fault?
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 8:55 am
Post subject: Re: FREEMAN FIELD M60

- A2_Prius
A great example of the M60! Doesn't she seem to be "down in the bow"? Could broken torsion bars be at fault?


Looks about right to me, M60's from the A1 up seemed to me to have some forward list.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Roy_A_Lingle
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1997
Location: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:32 am
Post subject: Re: FREEMAN FIELD M60

Hi A2! Hi Folks!

- A2_Prius

A great example of the M60! Doesn't she seem to be "down in the bow"? Could broken torsion bars be at fault?


My guess is the vehicle was driven under it's own power onto that pad. The driver hit the brakes hard and fast and locked them without letting up after it has stopped moving
.
That will cause a vehicle to drop at the front when moving forward and drop at the rear when backing up. After a vehicle has stop, if the brakes are released and then locked down, the vehicle will level some, but not completely. That is where most of those noticable nose down looks come from.

If you want a AFV equiped with torsion bars to set level, you need to let it coast to a stop and then lock the brakes.

Here is an example of a broken torsion bar problem.


Spot Report!
Sgt, Scouts Out!

_________________
"You can never have too much reconnaissance."
General G.S. Patton Jr.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
armyjunk2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 21, 2006
Posts: 1412

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:27 am
Post subject: Re: FREEMAN FIELD SEYMOUR, IN M60 PICS maybe the nicest anywhere

i could see tracks in the grass where she was driven in. Are tanks SHE's in this PC world?
Back to top
View user's profile
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2024
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:24 am
Post subject: Re: FREEMAN FIELD SEYMOUR, IN M60 PICS maybe the nicest anyw

Hi AJ2, Doug, Roy Everyone,
AJ2 said:
Are tanks SHE's in this PC world?


I've always refered to them as Girls (and sometimes the Canine term too when things didn't go right).

Roy said
My guess is the vehicle was driven under it's own power onto that pad. The driver hit the brakes hard and fast and locked them without letting up after it has stopped moving


Roy, if you remember the 60's brakes weren't the easiest to stop with, also the parking brake wasn't the best either. Since the only thing that actually locks is the out-puts on the transmission the tank can't dip and stay there doing what you describe. If the driver was turning or "Neutral Steering" and didn't release the "T-bar" before setting the P-Brake then the tank would dip because the sprockets would be still pulling against each other causing the suspension to compress.
I think this old girl is leaning forward because the Pack has been pulled before she was put on display. Most A3's on display sit high in the rear because of this.

Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum