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Armor at Selfridge Air National Guard Base
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:42 am
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German Wiesel I and a M113A2 Gavin and they also have a lot of airplanes, if someone wants pics of airplanes tell me.......

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They actually used the "G" word. Got to do something about that! Twisted Evil

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Hi Folks!

Thanks ArmyJ2, nice photos.

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They actually used the "G" word. Got to do something about that! Twisted Evil


Looks like that rude jerk in North Carolina is winning his 'mis-information' campaign. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

I ran into a guy at the last model club meeting who likes M113s and he was trying to tell me 'the Army' had offically named the M113 after Gen. G. When I asked him how he had learned that, he said he had ran acrossed postings on the internet where people were calling it that. He was thinking that sense people were using that name, then 'the Army' must have offically named it. Sad Sad Sad Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:23 am
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The Air NG display committee can call it anything they want, but the Army never, lemme' repeat that....never referred to nor condoned reference to it, as such.

So...who's gonna' shinney up there with a small brush and some matching paint to correct this travesty? Wink
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armyjunk2, can you tell me where on base (near what building) this display is located? I'd like to include it in the USA AFV Register.

Neil
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I've been in the Army (Infantry) 24 years, of which 12 were either mechanized or armor. I have been around M113 family of vehicles quite a bit and have NEVER heard them referred to as "Gavins", not even jokingly. It is NOT an official military / Army name. Who created this silly rumor? and what would be the basis?

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I've been in the Army (Infantry) 24 years, of which 12 were either mechanized or armor. I have been around M113 family of vehicles quite a bit and have NEVER heard them referred to as "Gavins", not even jokingly. It is NOT an official military / Army name. Who created this silly rumor? and what would be the basis?


Long story, Jeff. Google for "Mike Sparks" (or "Sparky") and "Gavin". Take steps to protect your keyboard first. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:57 am
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Neil, no sorry i can't, but both are at the Air Museum on Base, no one could miss that. They have about 20 airplanes in the field and the AFV are at the same museum. Where do i send updates to the AFV lists? Interesting story on the "Gavin" i had never heard that term either, but then again i know almost noyhing about M113's
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:20 am
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Ah, the museum. Thats sufficient, thanks:

www.selfridgeairmuseum.org/

Take a look at the top of the board for V2.2 of the register (V2.3 is in the works).

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:27 am
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Thank you, i will add about 5 tomorrow....
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Much appreciated. Feel free to post them in one of the threads on here or just e-mail me.

Neil
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:07 pm
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you were just at SANG this past summer armyjunk2?
these are very recent additions to the museum. it is located near the Hall Road entrance, north side of the base. as you say, if you came across Hall Rd you will see the runway and the museum for sure.

AJ2, did they have the winged thingys repainted or anything? they have had the "distressed" look for quite some time...

i would be happy to correct the travesty. if i am caught what alias should i use?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:35 pm
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shawn, i was there two weeks ago and the planes looked ok, not perfect but just ok send me your email and i will send you some pics if you want
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Do they have any F105 Thunderchiefs? I have a LOVE of these huge jet fighters after finding and researching one in the desert of Ft. Irwin.

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No, no f-105 but i did see one this summer on long island Ny here's the link to what they have at Selfridge

www.selfridgeairmuseum.org/
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