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Preserved Tanks in Italy
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I am taking some time out from working on Fort Knox/BRAC to write up locations and tanks in Italy (with photo's from Massimo) that have been waiting their turn for some time.

First off, the Bari Memorial:


Sacrario Militare dei Caduti d'Oltremare, Bari


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M4A1 76, L3/35, M14/41

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Next one:



Caserma M.O. Felice Trizio, Altamura




L3/33

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:50 pm
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Since we are talking about Cecchignola, there are two vehicles I was unable to identify, they sit in an area together with a few prototypes covered by a few years of dust.

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Got you an ID on this one.
" The wheeled vehicle was an experimental vehicle from 1957, built by FIAT"
From "schliesser92" on the HMVF forums.
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Thanks!

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Next one:


Caserma Fratelli De Carli, Cordenons




M4, M4 Firefly, L3/33, L3/35, M15/42

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I didnt think Fireflys had rubbertracks?

Those were pretty useless in the snow.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:58 pm
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Hi Trevor! Hi Folks!

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...is listed as a M4 (105) Sherman is not a 105 assault gun. It is a M4A2 or M4A3 (Wet) 75mm gun vehicle.


Roy, the text says it's a 105mm hull and turret fitted with a 75mm gun - can you see something that contradicts this?

Unique ID 1065: Bologna Sherman


I was going by the type of main gun, spacing of the bogies and the one picture which made me think it was an A2 or A3.
Now that I have seen the Unique ID web page, I understand why they are calling it a 105.

Don't mind me, one again, I am confuzed by the Sherman tank!
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Looks like we found another Sherman used as a monument inside a barrack. This is in Salerno and wasn't listed on Ferrea Mole website. You can see it on Google Maps:
maps.google.ch/maps/ms...1b198d034f

Should have a cast hull

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Any more info or pictures, Massimo? Did you just come across it?

This looks like it on Bing:

www.bing.com/maps/?v=2...C14.789239

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We should get a pictures, but it's a very poor one, taken from outside the barracks.

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Updated with more recent photos (from Wikipedia):


Museo Peppone e Don Camillo, Brescello




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Updated with more recent photos (from Wikipedia):


Price of Peace Monument, Ortona




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A new entry - a StuG at Castiglion Fiorentino. This one has some history to it, which always makes the write-up and mapping more interesting, plus there's a range of photo's over many years (for very old photos click on the links on the StuG's profile page):



Piazzale Garibaldi, Castiglion Fiorentino, Arezzo




StuG III

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An update with new photos of the Semovente (from Angeli Quinto via Massimo) and a location pic from Google Street View:



Parco Tematico dell’Aviazione, Rimini


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Semovente M42, T-55AM

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:26 am
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Thanks for helping the world remember this tank's true ‘Cookie’ identity!

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