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looks like an M2 light tank, but I don't recognize the turret type..

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I've been looking at the 'snub nose' .50 cal. What the heck is it?

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I've been looking at the 'snub nose' .50 cal. What the heck is it?


Definitely a .50 reciever/barrel combination, but I've never seen a snubby like that.

That cavalry plaque on the turret side looks way too ornate for a typical service vehicle. I'd guess this is some kind of sale-of-concept image for army in-house use or as a proposal from a vendor.

Somebody here is selling something. Either that, or this is some extremely vain senior officer's vehicle.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:30 pm
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I've been looking at the 'snub nose' .50 cal. What the heck is it?


Definitely a .50 reciever/barrel combination, but I've never seen a snubby like that.

That cavalry plaque on the turret side looks way too ornate for a typical service vehicle. I'd guess this is some kind of sale-of-concept image for army in-house use or as a proposal from a vendor.

Somebody here is selling something. Either that, or this is some extremely vain senior officer's vehicle.

It's actually a M1 or M1A1 Combat Car. The cavalry plaque was a standard fit during the inter-war period. Tanks belonging to the infantry had plaques with crossed rifles.

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I'm wondering if that's a blank adapter barrel, IOW specifically made just for blanks.

The M19 BFA wasn't around back then. Maybe I need to research some of my M2 TM's.

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My wild guess is that it may actually be a .30 cal machine gun.

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My wild guess is that it may actually be a .30 cal machine gun.


There goes another reputation Wink

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Here's another "snub nosed 50"

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That one looks like a .30 cal,

Notice the cloth belt and the TC holding the pistol grip. Quite an unusual picture.

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I can't figure out the bumper number. 1st Brigade 66th Armored Division? No such thing I don'e believe. Maybe 1st Training Brigade, 66th Armor?

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You got a better/bigger image,

Shoulder patches aren't subdued and mightgive a good clue. Suspect the picture was between 63-66, since she is equipped with the VSS-1 search light fittings but still has the old M28 periscope for the TC's cupola.

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I can't figure it out. See:
farm3.static.flickr.co...5f51_b.jpg

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Hi,

63-66 would make it under that weird TOE that was in effect for a while? Atomic Divisions, or somesuch?

I recall that they used "Battle Groups" instead of brigades, so 1BG would be 1st Battle Group...maybe?

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Hi,

63-66 would make it under that weird TOE that was in effect for a while? Atomic Divisions, or somesuch?

I recall that they used "Battle Groups" instead of brigades, so 1BG would be 1st Battle Group...maybe?

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I think you are right! I got to looking around and 66th Armor was part of the Combat Arms Regimental System. 'CARS' consisted of battalions, squadrons or BATTLE GROUPS.

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