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M4A3 (76) HVSS (SN 44969)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:43 pm
Post subject: M4A3 (76) HVSS (SN 44969)

Alot of interest in this vehicle.

I got a few new photos to go along what has already been posted.

Turret detail first:
Hull%20Detail,%20starting%20with%20the%20Transmission%20Housing%20Cast%20Numbers: I%20thought%20this%20was%20cool.%20%20The%20upgraded%20HVSS%20underside%20mounting: Also%20the%20underside%20view:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:38 pm
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Just on time for the new Tasca kit!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:47 am
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Here are a few more.

The back deck / engine deck:
Left%20side%20track%20&%20suspension: Right%20side%20Track%20&%20suspension: As%20for%20the%20turret:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:52 am
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It's interesting to note that this tank (~862nd M4A3(76) built by Chrysler) still has the "T23" turret and one-piece deck behind the engine doors.

BTW, this should also have a Chrysler build number stamped on the right edge of the glacis plate, as noted in the OIF tank thread.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:32 am
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Don,
I'm confused by this one, dont seem to have this SN in the register. Where was/is this tank located?

Thanks,

Neil
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:36 pm
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Neil

I have this one as Thunderbolt VI, Former Brooks Field.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:10 pm
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Michel! Hi Folks!

- Tichenor

I have this one as Thunderbolt VI, Former Brooks Field.


Thunderbolt VI? Is there any information confirming that was the true TB6 or just another vehicle dressed up to honor General Abrams?

Sgt, Scouts Out!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:26 pm
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Roy

This is no way an original TB VI. It was the tank that was positioned next to the Main Post Flag Pole on Brooks Field.

The SN was previously unknown even by the musuem. That is, until I was able to squeeze into the drivers compartment and retrieve the data plate.

On a more bizarre and sad note....

The main post flag pole that was on Brooks Field for over 60+ years, has been torn down....

The REMFs have really taken over,.......

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