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Ropkey's Armor
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: Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:34 pm
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I'm going over to Ropkeys Armor Museum tomorrow June 2, anyone have any photo requests?? I'll try to get them for you.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:08 pm
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Hmm...everything? Laughing

Seriously though, some nice profile shots of his M47 would be most welcome.

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The FT-17 would be good. Particularly curious to hear any updates on the status of the legal battle over its ownership...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:12 am
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I stopped by Ropkeys Armor Museum this past weekend. The goverment seems to have given up on taking his tank back. He and Skip have rebuilt the engine and are ready to make the tank a runner. In the pics you can see how the engine was damaged with a sledge hammer. They welded the patch into the block and found a new head, I call it a head for a lack of a better term, actually the head and cylinders are one piece.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:29 pm
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Did you happen to notice if the "James Garner" M4A3 Sherman was still there. It was on the market recently and was wondering if it sold.

Also, does he have a Stug III?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:55 pm
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Gary, She's still there
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:38 pm
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That's an awesome looking tank.


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