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Artillery museum at Fort Sill (again!!)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:24 am
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The artillery museum at Fort Sill received these vehicles from Aberdeen :

1. French M1918 194mm Self-Propelled Gun
2. Soviet M1931 203mm Tracked Howitzer, captured and used by the Germans
3. US T-92 240mm GMC King Kong
4. US T-97 155mm Self-Propelled Gun, ca. 1955
5. Italian M90/53 90mm Semovente
6. German SdKfz 166 Brummbar
7. German SdKfz 138/1 Ausf M, 15cm SP Grille
8. German Heuschrecke 10.5cm leFH 18/1 L28 Grasshopper
9. German SdKfz 142/2 10.5cm Sturmhaubitze (StuH 42)
10. US M7 105mm HMC early model

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Any pictures availlable from the vehicles in their new home ?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:14 pm
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Rick's pictures show Grasshopper and Brummbar still in Aberdeen not that long ago:
www.com-central.net/in...ic&t=15543

Were they moved recently?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:39 pm
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this is what Gordon Blaker, the curator of the museum, said :

"I would like to inform you about some AFVs moves in the US and ask some questions. The following AFVs have been transferred from Aberdeen Proving Ground to the US Army Artillery Museum, Fort Sill, OK.[...]
I have money to have most of them refurbished and work is underway on numbers 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 with work nearly complete on 5 and 6. I will send you photos as each is completed. "

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Mrs VB and I will be in Oklahoma City with the latest tour in April of 2013 and are planning a trip to the Fort Sill museum. Looking forward to seeing the new stuff!
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There where two StuH 42's at Aberdeen, any idee witch one moved to Fort Sill?

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found the anwser here: sill-www.army.mil/famuseum/news.htm

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So the move is pretty recent. Excellent news! So far in Ft Sill they took good care of the new arrivals from Aberdeen. I just wish they had more space to keep everything indoor.

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Those are the Aberdeen Vehicles, hope they get a decent refurbishment (more than a paint job!) and are eventually moved indoors. Rick
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From Gordon Blaker :

"The T-92 is a mess. I have the chassis, gun tube, recuperator and various other large components. I do not have any of the front or side armor. Just reassembling it would be an extremely expensive task, which I don't currently have the money. We are putting our effort and money into the other new SPs on the list."

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courtesy of Gordon Blaker

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there are also some nice shots here :
http://www.facebook.com/pages/artillery-museum/125662944133642

I note that they also received Fort Benning's Hummel earlier this year :


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- the_shadock
there are also some nice shots here :
http://www.facebook.com/pages/artillery-museum/125662944133642

I note that they also received Fort Benning's Hummel earlier this year :


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Wow!! That looks awesome.

That was the Hummel that was at the Patton Museum as part of the original Patton Collection. Its 'twin' went back to Germany years ago. It left Ft Knox in 2010, for Ft Benning. It was then sent to Ft Sill. The 38t munitionspanzer that waspart of theoriginal Patton Collection went directly to Ft Sill in 2010.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:38 am
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I'm not convinced that any Hummels were painted in "Ambush", but it looks the Dog's!
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