±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: nbrich1
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6596

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 84
Total: 84
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Photo Gallery
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Photo Gallery
09: Community Forums
10: Community Forums
11: Photo Gallery
12: Community Forums
13: Photo Gallery
14: Community Forums
15: Photo Gallery
16: Community Forums
17: Photo Gallery
18: Photo Gallery
19: Downloads
20: Community Forums
21: Photo Gallery
22: Community Forums
23: Downloads
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Photo Gallery
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Photo Gallery
30: Photo Gallery
31: Downloads
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Photo Gallery
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Photo Gallery
44: Community Forums
45: Member Screenshots
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Your Account
50: Downloads
51: Statistics
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Photo Gallery
55: Community Forums
56: Statistics
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Photo Gallery
68: Photo Gallery
69: Community Forums
70: Downloads
71: Photo Gallery
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: Photo Gallery
75: Photo Gallery
76: Photo Gallery
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Photo Gallery
80: Community Forums
81: Home
82: News
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Aberdeen Proving Ground Armed Forces Day Show. Live Fire
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
Rick_Eshleman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 25, 2011
Posts: 847
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:37 pm
Post subject: Aberdeen Proving Ground Armed Forces Day Show. Live Fire

I wish I could give a first hand account of the Armed Forces Day Live Fire, but I only found out about it a week after the event. The last time they had an actual live fire at the main front was 1991. They took the bleacher stands down shortly after citing safety concerns.
I did manage to get some of the late 1980s shows on video, but not best quality.
The best place to see photos of this years show are on flickr site under the Aberdeen photo stream, very good photos there. M1A2 MBT, Stryker with 105mm gun, M2A3 Bradley and other items.
From what I'd read on the event, 1500 tickets were given (free) at the PAO office at Aberdeen. The tickets were gone within an hour. I will try to get into next years Live fire event.
If any members of this site were there, how about a few photos and a brief article on the day!
I did go to the 2009 show, but it was all static displays. I managed to take some photos of Super DUKW, MRAPs, Stryker with 105mm gun, and other items that year, but no live fire show was held.
Rick
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Photo Gallery
Rick_Eshleman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 25, 2011
Posts: 847
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:19 pm
Post subject: Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground Armed Forces Day Show. Live Fire

2009
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Photo Gallery
Rick_Eshleman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 25, 2011
Posts: 847
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:29 pm
Post subject: Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground Armed Forces Day Show. Live Fire

more 2009 photos
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Photo Gallery
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3941
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:20 am
Post subject: Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground Armed Forces Day Show. Live Fire

Wow! I had no idea they would ever do this again! Wish I had known!

Will definitely look for this next year...

www.flickr.com/photos/usagapg

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

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1997
Location: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:41 pm
Post subject: Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground Armed Forces Day Show. Live Fire

Hi Folks!

A LIVE FIRE! I thought the Army could not afford to do those anymore.

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
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3941
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:35 am
Post subject: Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground Armed Forces Day Show. Live Fire

FYI APG PAO says no live fire demo this year... Due to the S-word... Sad
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:56 pm
Post subject: Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground Armed Forces Day Show. Live Fire

- Roy_A_Lingle
Hi Folks!

A LIVE FIRE! I thought the Army could not afford to do those anymore.

Sgt, Scouts out!


Me either. Ft. Knox used to do nice firepower demonstrations for the senior class of the USMA (as I imagine other branches did) in an effort to persuade cadets to branch the solicited specialty. I recall one in the early '70's involving an M72 LAW that went as badly as one can imagine. Serious reality and gut check for the cadets in the grandstands.

Slinging live ordnance around is inherently dangerous, as recent training events have revealed. Public reaction has a chilling effect even on the inevitable (and necessary) activities.


Last edited by Doug_Kibbey on Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:22 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Rick_Eshleman
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 25, 2011
Posts: 847
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:27 pm
Post subject: Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground Armed Forces Day Show. Live Fire

Neil,
Did the PAO mention if at least they'll have a display? At least static vehicles are better than nothing! Let me know if anything will be shown, as I'm taking a vacation in mid-May. Thanks, Rick
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Photo Gallery
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3941
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:33 pm
Post subject: Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground Armed Forces Day Show. Live Fire

Sorry Rick,
I didnt ask.

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

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 25, 2011
Posts: 847
Location: Lewes, Delaware, USA
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 3:09 pm
Post subject: Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground Armed Forces Day Show. Live Fire

Hi All,
I called Aberdeen PAO today, they will have vehicles on display next Wed. May 15, 2013. I called during my lunchbreak today, so I didn't ask about what all they plan to show. I will be there and photograph whatever they set out. I'm also planning to visit the Museum grounds to see what is left. The museum itself has yet to open, and according to PAO no date has been set yet. More details later. Rick
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address 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