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Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:07 pm
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Okay, here's the last batch of photos from the FSMM (I can hear the cheers now!). I'd like to thank you characters for both your tolerance and your comments. You're all helping me learn more about armo(u)r and I appreciate that. Smile

The next several are for Jim Web by request.

Jim, these two pieces weren't labeled by the museum, but it seems safe to assume the short-barreled one is the Russian M-1963 D-30 122mm howitzer, while the looooong-barreled one is the Russian M-1944 D-10 100mm gun.




You gotta love the towing eye on the muzzle. Must've been just great for rounds dispersion. Shocked
















The museum's operational M60A3.




Can anyone enlighten me on this one? M59A1? No trim vane.








The 76mm gun turret for the M4A1 under restoration seen in Pics #7 batch.




More spares in the restoration area.


The next several are for HellonwheelsV100 (Dave C.) by request.

Dave, the V100 looks like it's in very good condition and is operational. When I asked about it after not seeing it anywhere, the museum director, Nick Goodwin, was kind enough to fire it up and back it out of its field shelter so I could photograph it.


















Walking back to the exit gate thru the Army Reserve vehicle park.




Anyone who may desire to fly in to view the museum's collection will find it very convenient. This is the main terminal of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport across the field to the southwest from the museum. (You're looking across the Minnesota Air National Guard ramp (C-130s) located on the east side of the field.


The FSMM can be a bit confusing to find. You'll enter the Ft. Snelling reservation and head for the Minnesota Air National Guard area. Guards at the gate will direct you to the MN/ANG Museum where you'll park.


Once on foot, head north passing to the right of the F-101 Voodoo, and you'll soon come to the FSMM gate.


Once through the gate, you'll see this view if you turn around. The entrance gate and path lie between the F-101 and the F-102 Delta Dagger. At the extreme left of the photo you'll see the parking lot you'll use just under the tail of the F-89 Scorpion.


If time permits, it's worth your while to view the Minnesota Air National Guard Museum as well. Here's an old friend.........


The MN/ANG Museum is housed in the old Air Defense Command hangar. These alert hangars accommodated four F-102s or later F-106s poised behind quick-acting doors, pilots strapped in the cockpits, ready to tackle the Russian Bear bombers as they flew over the polar ice cap towards the DEW line and points south....


A nice collection of aircraft awaits those of you with the time to explore....such as this Boeing C-97 Stratocruiser.


Well, that's it. Hope these have been of some interest....and you can start cheering now. Laughing

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Bob,
Not, M59, but M113 family. Maybe an M106 type as I think the mounts on the side may be for the mortar baseplate. Without a view of the top hatch, hard for me to say for sure, but I think I see hinges for side opening hatches consistant with mortar carrier...somebody else will know.

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Guns, and APCs, and planes, oh my... Smile Drop in a couple of ironclads, a gunboat and a dreadnought or two, and I'll move.

That there APC is the ole trusty M106- or an M125- (you see this, Jeff?) sans trimvane, the tractor is an M915, and I forgot the designation of the crane. I'm wondering if those Rooshian cum Iraqi guns aren't the same ones I fondled in the holding area at Dhahran AB in '92.

My old friend, the Huey, which I still get to hear regularly (and which evokes memories everytime), the KC-97, which I still remember from waaaaaaaaaaaaay back when at Rhein Main AB (four turnin', two burnin'), the F-89, Century series, C-130, and the Rhino... Aaaah, how I long to hear the sound of those big ole J-79s again and see the smoke trail- sniff, it brings a tear to these ole eyes.

Thanks again, Bob, now when did you say your next roadtrip to a museum was? Mr. Green

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Anyone notice something unusual about the C-130?

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she's running with 3 bladed props instead of the normal four blades

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Anyone notice something unusual about the C-130?


Three bladed props? Seen 'em rarely.


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Anyone notice something unusual about the C-130?


"Roman Nose" A-Model with three-bladed props, why do you ask? Cool
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here's the supersize version


six blades

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Jim, these two pieces weren't labeled by the museum, but it seems safe to assume the short-barreled one is the Russian M-1963 D-30 122mm howitzer, while the looooong-barreled one is the Russian M-1944 D-10 100mm gun.


Thanks!

The long-barreled one is an export long barrel [45 calibre] version of the yugoslav Nora - itself a copy of the D-20.

Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:21 pm
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Hi Folks!

- Jens_O_Mehner

That there APC is the ole trusty M106- or an M125- (you see this, Jeff?) sans trimvane,....


That is a M106. The brackets on the side are for the larger part of the base plate and the support arm that holds front leg out in front of the base plate for dismounted operations. Note the smaller center part of the base plate is carried on the right rear fender.



The M125s carried the base plate on top the hull, in front of the cargo hatch to the left rear of the TC's cuplola. There was a cover that protected the tripod which was carried in the area between the cargo hatch and the engine grills to the right of the TC's cuplola.

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Hi Folks!

- Jens_O_Mehner

That there APC is the ole trusty M106- or an M125- (you see this, Jeff?) sans trimvane,....


That is a M106. The brackets on the side are for the larger part of the base plate and the support arm that holds the tube up. Note the smaller center part of the base plate is carried on the right rear fender.



The M125s carried the base plate on top the hull, in front of the cargo hatch to the left rear of the TC's cuplola. There was a cover that covered up the tripod which was carried in the area between the cargo hatch and the engine grills to the right of the TC's cuplola.

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YeHaw...I got one right!
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YeHaw...I got one right!


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Hi Bob (A109) Hi Folks!

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Truly, you guys are the masters of Time, Space, and Dimension!


As individuals, we know only bits and pieces, but as a group WE know EVERYTHING! Razz Razz Razz Razz


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The Russian M-1963 D-30 122mm howitzer is correct - sorta Its an iraqi produced version called... suprisingley enough 'Saddam'.

That particular M60A3, purely for reference, is an upgraded from an M60A1 AOS....

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Hi Folks!
That is a M106. The brackets on the side are for the larger part of the base plate and the support arm that holds front leg out in front of the base plate for dismounted operations. Note the smaller center part of the base plate is carried on the right rear fender.

The M125s carried the base plate on top the hull, in front of the cargo hatch to the left rear of the TC's cuplola. There was a cover that protected the tripod which was carried in the area between the cargo hatch and the engine grills to the right of the TC's cuplola.

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D'oh- I was so fixated with the roof hatch mounts I didn't even notice the brackets... Now where is the smiley that bangs his head on the wall?

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