±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!
Ft Benning New Arrivals
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.
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

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

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:31 pm
Post subject: Ft Benning New Arrivals

I've just learned that the Armor & Cavalry Museum is now the proud 'owners' of a Panzer II & Marder III.

These were two of APG's former collection pieces that were loaned out to Germany (?)

They recently arrived in the US from England and were shipped to Ft Benning.

More info & photos when I get an update...

Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Pzkpfw-e
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 21, 2010
Posts: 1182

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:36 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

They'll be the ones formally at Munster & Sinsheim, that were being restored by Wheatcroft.
Back to top
View user's profile
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:48 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

glad to hear that they are back to the USA. Hope that the Tiger will follow soon. And I can't wait to have recent photos of these vehicles.

P-O

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:13 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

A slight correction....

Panzer II & Marder II

The Panzer II is supposedly fairly complete. The Marder II is not....... Photos have been posted on facebook, but I'm waiting till I get direct photos sent to me to post them here.

Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:24 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

Update:

SN for the Panzer II seems to be 28284 stamped on the front deck.

I'll post images later today....

Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:55 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

I should have more soon...



Enjoy
Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:27 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

thanks for the photos.

P-O

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
panamadan
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 169

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:54 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

There is a photo of the II in US service in Tunisia-I'll see if I can a link for it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
panamadan
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 169

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:59 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

www.lonesentry.com/man...age_4.html
Dan
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
VonForhud
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 17, 2010
Posts: 162

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:14 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

Nice picture. Thanks

_________________
hvasnakkerduom.blogspo...wagen.html
Back to top
View user's profile
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:51 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

There seems to be some developing doubt that the Panzer II is the same as the Tunisia. vehicle.

The earliest APG photos match to the vehicle recently arriving at Ft Benning, but some definite differences as the Tunisia Panzer II.

More info to follow, as it develops.
Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Costas_TT
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 15, 2012
Posts: 386

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:19 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

- panamadan
There is a photo of the II in US service in Tunisia-I'll see if I can a link for it.


Two more pics (of another captured Pz II):

_________________
1/72 and 1/76 scale fanatic.


Last edited by Costas_TT on Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:45 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
panamadan
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 169

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:27 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

these look to be the same vehicle-before and after adding the guns.
notice the tow cable on the front of the hull and both lack the spare wheel.
Dan
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
TrevorLarkum
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 15, 2007
Posts: 1596
Location: Northampton, England
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:55 am
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

This is what I have on it, with some photos as it used to be:

preservedtanks.com/Pro...niqueID=90

_________________
Trevor

Dr Trevor Larkum
Preserved Tanks: PreservedTanks.com
Armour Archive: ArmourArchive.co.uk
EVs
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
panamadan
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 169

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:50 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft Benning New Arrivals

that seems to be different tank than the tanks above carrying US soldiers-notice the jerry can rack
on the right fender. It does seem to be the same tank with the Pennant on it's right fender.
Dan
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 2
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page 1, 2  Next



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