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A few vehicles I saw at Ropkey's Museum in Crawfordsville In
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:13 am
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A few vehicles I saw at Ropkey's Museum in Crawfordsville Indiana yesterday
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:09 pm
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Wow, nice pics aj! I haven't seen the FT-17 since it looked like this:

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I thought there was a thread here that said the FT-17 from Ropkey had been collected by the U.S. Government. Or was that another FT-17

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:53 pm
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nope Fred has it, The government people? took some other things, I believe a 8" Howitzer, M42 Duster, M47 Patton and a M114 are missing. I could be wrong.. The M1917 engine is out but its running, very cool
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:12 pm
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That Duster wasn't restored yet. Had all the original paint and rust. It was like stepping back into time. You can't do that with the restored vehicles these days.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:13 pm
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Yea, I just traced down the original thread. We wondered about the FT-17 so I guess that has been answered. Nice pictures

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Nice pics.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:30 pm
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nope Fred has it, The government people? took some other things, I believe a 8" Howitzer, M42 Duster, M47 Patton and a M114 are missing. I could be wrong.. The M1917 engine is out but its running, very cool


I know where those particular vehicles ended up. I posted a few shots of them, guess I need to dig them up again.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:01 pm
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I last saw them at Richardson Motor Pool at Knox..
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:19 am
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FYI-
Gov't did not seize anything from Ropkey. He elected to return all loaned military vehicles so he could keep his musuem private.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:03 am
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None of the vehicles he has belong to the Government? Is that correct?
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None of the vehicles he has belong to the Government? Is that correct?


That is correct.
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nice
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:39 pm
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Fred Ropkey is really a nice person to spend some time and chat with. He was a tank commander in Korea in a M4A3 105MM Sherman. He has some pretty interesting things to talk about.

I need to plan another day out there soon and get some new pictures! Razz
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Fred and Skip are very nice people, either will spend an hour or so chatting with you about tanks and things
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