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155MM HEAVY TANK
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:59 pm
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Does anyone remember the name/model of the US post WW2 super heavy tank prototype that used a turreted 155mm gun? Not a gun motor carriage, a TANK.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:22 pm
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Yes, I remember the name...



Okay, I'll be nice - its the T30 (its even in the first pic).

Welcome to the board by the way! We're actually normally fairly helpful, but I couldnt resist... Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:05 pm
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That's Fort Jackson's T30.

Even though it's technically not armor, and not listed on Neil's AFV register, the LARC-5 ( Lighter, Amphibious Resupply Vehicle) which is parked behind the museum, is a really neat vehicle.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:58 pm
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Here are pics of Fort Knox's T-29, T-30 AND T-34


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:07 pm
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I noticed that the track is wider in this last set of photos that Armyjunk submitted. Is that a modification due to the vehicles extra weght? Does the "T" designation stand for Experimental back then, like "X" does now?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:28 pm
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Went around taking photos, on Saturday.....



The T 34 was not at its Serio Hall location. Gotta find out where it was relocated to....

Stay Tuned

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It does appear that the Knox T30 has some sort of grousers on the tank.

And yes, back in the old days - before the Army Materiel Command (ie before 1962), when the Ordnance Department was in charge of equipment development & Design; when it was the Ordnance Tank-Automotive Command (OTAC) at Warren MI; and before McNamara started trying to rationalize the US military's designation systems - T stood test (as in test pilot). Sometimes the designation was simply changed to M when it was standardized - such as the T26 becoming the M26 Pershing. Other times not - such as the T6 becoming the M4 Sherman.

The T-series went the same way as the Navy's aircraft designations... So all test vehicles became XM for experimental... Some of the last T series vehicles were redesignated XM....

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