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Couple M60's
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Joe_D
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:46 pm
Post subject: Couple M60's

Hi everyone,

Here are two M60's I photo'd during my last road trip.

First is an M60 from Kingsport TN located in front of the TN ARNG Armory of the Squadron HQ's, 2/278 CAV. Serial number 78. Sorry, no RN, typical of early M60's.
N 082° 33.088 W 082° 37.544

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The M60's .50 cal looks like a flame thrower Shocked

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:28 am
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Joe,
FYI I was able to confirm M60s in Roslindale MA and in Clifton Park NY off the TACOM list using google map's streetview:

maps.google.com/maps?f...iwloc=addr

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I am trying to find other tanks I can confirm similarly.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:54 am
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In the first picture, are those aluminum road wheels? Confused
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Yup, those are aluminum.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:39 pm
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Neil,

Aren't the Roslindale MA and Clifton NY tanks the Dorchester MA (42.292396, -71.095322) and Half Moon NY (42.837415, -73.753324) listings in the TACOM register?

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Yes, sorry, Roslindale is the correct address for Dorchester; and Clifton Park is the correct address for Half Moon. Both were previously unconfirmed.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:06 pm
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Joe,
FYI I was able to confirm M60s in Roslindale MA and in Clifton Park NY off the TACOM list using google map's streetview:

maps.google.com/maps?f...iwloc=addr

maps.google.com/maps?f...iwloc=addr

I am trying to find other tanks I can confirm similarly.

Neil


That Streetview really is an impressive technology!

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You're right Trevor. Streetview is amazing. I can see my house Mr. Green

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Dr. Larkum wrote

That Streetview really is an impressive technology!


Yes it is,

Unfortunately many locations are in the "Hinterlands" of the U.S. , or at least what Google and the other mapping sites think so. Your lucky if you get a grainy view of the town you looking for, let alone find the town Sad .

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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:13 am
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Hi, Mark:

In 1962 they told us the road wheels on the M-60 were of magnesium, but I guess aluminum made more sense. All I know is that the ribbed aluminum or magnesium roadwheels were a bitch on the washrack, with the ribs diverting the water, where on the M-48, you could just slosh the stream from the hose, and the water spun round the inside of the rim, taking all the leaf debris and Fort Knox red mud right off.

Yeah, that's a goofy-looking fifty, all right.

Good times,
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