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6 Kentucky AFV Galleries
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:34 pm
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Hi All,

We’ve added 6 galleries of photos from various locations around Kentucky. I’ll make a separate post for each gallery with the gallery link and teaser photos. First up is:

Shively Park in Shively, KY - M103A2 SN 765:

www.vgbimages.com/AFV-...915_J49tSd

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VFW Post 1181 - Valley Station, KY - M48 with M60A2 turret

www.vgbimages.com/AFV-...933_PtdJtp

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VFW Post 5710 - Sheperdsville, KY - M47 SN 7747

www.vgbimages.com/AFV-...=1&s=A

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KYANG Armory - Elizabethtown, KY - M109

www.vgbimages.com/AFV-...=1&s=A

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AL Post 87 - Hodgenville, KY - M41

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VFW Post 1298 - Bowling Green, KY - M60A3 SN 1874A, RN JJ0410

www.vgbimages.com/AFV-...=1&s=A

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Why does an M48 have a Starship turret?
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Why does an M48 have a Starship turret?


Probably because it will fit and it's what they had available. There are several of these "Frankentanks" around since they could be cobbled together easily for display (or in some instances, hard targets or practice vehicles for recovery). The general public doesn't know the difference.
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Why does an M48 have a Starship turret?


Probably because it will fit and it's what they had available. There are several of these "Frankentanks" around since they could be cobbled together easily for display (or in some instances, hard targets or practice vehicles for recovery). The general public doesn't know the difference.


Raises hand and admits he is one of the GP who didn't know there was anything amiss.


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Why does an M48 have a Starship turret?


Probably because it will fit and it's what they had available. There are several of these "Frankentanks" around since they could be cobbled together easily for display (or in some instances, hard targets or practice vehicles for recovery). The general public doesn't know the difference.


Raises hand and admits he is one of the GP who didn't know there was anything amiss.


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...and with the decorative lighting, who cares? Laughing

The snowman TC on the M103 is a bit much, however.

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If you think the snowman is too much - just wait until we post the Kalamazoo, MI M60A3 decorated for Halloween.... Smile
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Apart from missing some bits like air cleaners, that Frankentank also has something odd on it's front glacis. I wonder if this hull was blade or mine-roller equipped at one time. Anyone know what that is?

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I have physically seen 7 Frankentanks and know of 5 or 6 others all in the Ft Knox area. I believe they were strictly a Ft Knox fabrication.

Obviously M60A2 turrets but the hulls are M48/M48A1. Only the Valley Station Frankentank has that mount equipment on the front slope. I assumed it was for blade mounting...

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Frankie's hull is of an M48A1,

Hence no air cleaner units on the outside. That box on the front is the hydraulic manifold for the M8 blade kit. Not visible when the armored covers are in place. Here is a diagram for the M8A3 kit used on M48A3's. Pretty much the same with the exception of modifications used to adapt for the external air filter units and features unique to the A3.

Blade kit M8A3

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Frankie's hull is of an M48A1,

Hence no air cleaner units on the outside. That box on the front is the hydraulic manifold for the M8 blade kit. Not visible when the armored covers are in place. Here is a diagram for the M8A3 kit used on M48A3's. Pretty much the same with the exception of modifications used to adapt for the external air filter units and features unique to the A3.

Blade kit M8A3


I was pretty sure the answer would surface sooner or later....and from where. Laughing
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