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Help/Pics Needed - Camp Pendleton, CA
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.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:55 pm
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Thank again Brian,
Of course to nitpick, I'm pretty certain that LVT(A)5 has postwar modifications (to the basic hull-shape) that would make it out of place for Iwo Jima...

Re: the 4th Tank Battalion, is that at their HQ at 9955 Pomerado Road, San Diego, CA 92131?
www.mfr.usmc.mil/4thMA...4thTankBn/

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You are correct, the front has been modified. Compare to the LVT-A5 as shown in the Amphib book.

Yes, that is the place. It's right across the freeway from MCAS Miramar though.

Few more pictures of the Sherman...

www.surfacezero.com/ju...G_8985.JPG
www.surfacezero.com/ju...G_8988.JPG
www.surfacezero.com/ju...G_8990.JPG
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:08 pm
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Speaking of MCAS Miramar, is the Mechanized Museum's M3 Scout Car still under restoration there?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:19 pm
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No, it's in our shop, and we haven't had time to do anything more than the guys at Miramar were able to... there is a local (50 miles away) scout car enthusiast that we have been trying to get our to our place so he could take a look at it, but we haven't been able to do that yet. We figure that it would take us 5 times the time and effort to do the research etc necessary to complete the project than it would for someone who is already an expert in the subject, and the thing is already 80% there with only finishing touches needed. We have most of the parts and more can be acquired from local parts vehicles if necessary...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:45 pm
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BTW, the Sherman at 4th Tank Battalion in San Diego is one of the ones that was formerly at Camp Pendleton.

These pics were taken by Dave Haugh, with permission for usage, and provided by Joe DeMarco.

The%20M4A3(105)%20Sherman%20formerly%20at%20Pendleton%20is%20believed%20to%20be%20at%20Twentynine%20Palms%20-%20although%20I%20have%20yet%20to%20see%20any%20pics%20of%20it%20there...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:08 pm
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BTW, the Sherman at 4th Tank Battalion in San Diego is one of the ones that was formerly at Camp Pendleton.

These pics were taken by Dave Haugh, with permission for usage, and provided by Joe DeMarco.





Ummm I think thats a POA-CWS 75-H1 - flamethrower in a recycled 75mm gun tube in 76mm turret and bracket over gunners sight.

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Again bracket over gunsight so I suspect its a POA-CWS 105 using a recycled 105mm tube?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:57 pm
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H51 is the one at 4th Tanks, San Diego...
A25 is the one at 1st Tanks, 29 Palms...

H52 is... ??? -- don't know, but it would sure be nice to have it back! Confused
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I think A25 and H52 are the same tank at different time periods?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:43 pm
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Yeah, I suppose that it could be the same one. I find it odd that they changed all of the numbering and everything on it though.

Edit: I can see that they kept the M4A3E8 on the front. Too bad the photos are from different sides. Maybe one side is H52 and the other side is A25. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:06 pm
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Hey it's this thread again! I took a couple more pictures of the tracked vehicles outside the Mechanized Museum and figured that they may be of use.

www.themech.org/brochu...G_2942.JPG
www.themech.org/brochu...G_2943.JPG
www.themech.org/brochu...G_2946.JPG

Yes, I know I need a sun shade for my camera. Evil or Very Mad

I'm still going to try and get pictures of everything else around the base, may take a few weeks 'cause I've been pretty busy.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:20 pm
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The Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha was formerly on display at the Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. and the Marine Air-Ground Museum at Quantico.' Isn't this at Freds??
and the Type 95 Ha-Go at the Indiana Military History Museum ,Vincennes, IN
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