±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: 145
Total: 145
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Downloads
02: Photo Gallery
03: Home
04: Photo Gallery
05: Statistics
06: Photo Gallery
07: Photo Gallery
08: Photo Gallery
09: Photo Gallery
10: Community Forums
11: Photo Gallery
12: Photo Gallery
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Photo Gallery
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Photo Gallery
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Photo Gallery
27: Photo Gallery
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Photo Gallery
31: Photo Gallery
32: Home
33: Photo Gallery
34: Photo Gallery
35: Community Forums
36: Photo Gallery
37: Photo Gallery
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Photo Gallery
41: Photo Gallery
42: Downloads
43: Photo Gallery
44: Photo Gallery
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Photo Gallery
49: Community Forums
50: Photo Gallery
51: Home
52: Photo Gallery
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Community Forums
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Photo Gallery
59: Photo Gallery
60: Photo Gallery
61: Community Forums
62: Photo Gallery
63: Photo Gallery
64: Community Forums
65: Photo Gallery
66: Photo Gallery
67: Photo Gallery
68: Photo Gallery
69: Community Forums
70: Photo Gallery
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Community Forums
77: Photo Gallery
78: Photo Gallery
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Photo Gallery
86: Community Forums
87: Photo Gallery
88: Community Forums
89: Photo Gallery
90: Photo Gallery
91: Community Forums
92: Photo Gallery
93: Photo Gallery
94: Photo Gallery
95: Community Forums
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums
100: Community Forums
101: Photo Gallery
102: Community Forums
103: Photo Gallery
104: Community Forums
105: Photo Gallery
106: Tell a Friend
107: Community Forums
108: Community Forums
109: Photo Gallery
110: Community Forums
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Community Forums
114: Community Forums
115: Community Forums
116: Photo Gallery
117: Community Forums
118: Home
119: Photo Gallery
120: Photo Gallery
121: Community Forums
122: Statistics
123: Photo Gallery
124: Photo Gallery
125: Photo Gallery
126: Community Forums
127: Photo Gallery
128: Community Forums
129: Community Forums
130: Photo Gallery
131: Home
132: Community Forums
133: Community Forums
134: Photo Gallery
135: Community Forums
136: Community Forums
137: Photo Gallery
138: Community Forums
139: Photo Gallery
140: Photo Gallery
141: Community Forums
142: Photo Gallery
143: Photo Gallery
144: Photo Gallery
145: Downloads

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
M47 at Camp Murray, WA
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
Alf_Adams
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 13, 2007
Posts: 68
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:58 pm
Post subject: M47 at Camp Murray, WA

During a recent holiday in th NW, I visited Camp Murray, Washington. Here are some photos of the M47 on display at the gate. It has the number 8211 clearly visible stamped into the front left towing lug. I hope this is the serial number as it was the only stamping visible. I also had a good look at the M3 Stuart and took pictures, but I can't seem to get this program to attach more than 3 pictures, so I'll put the M3 shots up separately later.
Back to top
View user's profile
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:12 pm
Post subject: Re: M47 at Camp Murray, WA

Not a bad looking M47, I especially like the display mounting. Ft Irwin had serial numbers 1560, 1022, and 403 on display, (403 was in Barstow). These all had the serial number stamped into the front tow lug, so you should be correct. There were 8,576 M47's built, (5481 at Detroit Tank Arsenal and 3095 at American Locomotive). M47's were the last tank to utilize a 5 man crew and they cost $129,000 to produce back in June 1951 when production started. M47's served with Italian forces from 1954 thru 1989, 35years! Spain re-built 22 M47's into M47ER3's from 1993-1996 and are in service today, ( I believe).

_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:44 am
Post subject: Re: M47 at Camp Murray, WA

- SFC_Jeff_Button
Not a bad looking M47, I especially like the display mounting. Ft Irwin had serial numbers 1560, 1022, and 403 on display, (403 was in Barstow). These all had the serial number stamped into the front tow lug, so you should be correct. There were 8,576 M47's built, (5481 at Detroit Tank Arsenal and 3095 at American Locomotive). M47's were the last tank to utilize a 5 man crew and they cost $129,000 to produce back in June 1951 when production started. M47's served with Italian forces from 1954 thru 1989, 35years! Spain re-built 22 M47's into M47ER3's from 1993-1996 and are in service today, ( I believe).


Was this any of those, Jeff?

Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2024
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:45 am
Post subject: Re: M47 at Camp Murray, WA

Real nice display Alf,
Usually you would see a tank facing the opposite way on those kind of ramps. Makes you wonder if it was deliberate or just a mistake by the folks who pulled her up. I like it!! Sorta looks like a scene from the "Battle of the Bulge" movie from decades ago. (Not really good but great M47 and M24 footage). Gives the public a good view of the top to a certain degree.

Joe D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
toadmanstankpictures
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 696

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:59 am
Post subject: Re: M47 at Camp Murray, WA

That M47 isn't in too bad of shape. Judging by the rain gutters on the turret it's another MAP return. BTW, where in Washington is Camp Murray? Is it near Ft. Lewis?

_________________
Chris "toadman" Hughes
www.toadmanstankpictures.com
www.cafepress.com/toad...ksandstuff
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
armyjunk2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 21, 2006
Posts: 1412

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:14 am
Post subject: Re: M47 at Camp Murray, WA

in Russia the tube pointed down signifies the defeated enemy, you see that a lot with captured equipment in museums.....
Back to top
View user's profile
bsmart
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 2516
Location: Central Maryland
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:53 am
Post subject: Re: M47 at Camp Murray, WA

Or does it just mean the hydraulics have bled down? Rolling Eyes

_________________
Bob Smart ([email protected])
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Alf_Adams
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 13, 2007
Posts: 68
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:02 pm
Post subject: Re: M47 at Camp Murray, WA

Camp Murray is located right beside Fort Lewis on the west side of Interstate 5.
Back to top
View user's profile
toadmanstankpictures
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 696

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:26 pm
Post subject: Re: M47 at Camp Murray, WA

- Alf_Adams
Camp Murray is located right beside Fort Lewis on the west side of Interstate 5.



Duh! I should've figured that out when you mentioned the M3 Stuart. Thanks!

_________________
Chris "toadman" Hughes
www.toadmanstankpictures.com
www.cafepress.com/toad...ksandstuff
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
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