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Tankspotting for the AFV Register
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:14 pm
Post subject: Tankspotting for the AFV Register

On the way to and from the recent IPMS USA National Convention I did some tankspotting in Nebraska, Colorado, and South Dakota with the following results. Photo galleries of all these vehicles (and more) can be found at s698.photobucket.com/u.../library/. Just go to the folder "Preserved AFVs in USA" and pick a state. I have recently completely reorganized my Photobucket account as it was becoming a bit of a disorganized mess, so I apologize to anyone who may have linked to some photos in it. Such links may now be broken. but it had to be done. Again, sorry about that, it won't happen again.

Alf

Nebraska

Bancroft, M60A3 in Bancroft Park at the corner of W Park Rd and Nebraska St. N42 00.595 W096 34.509, SN is confirmed as 2743A, RN is JJ948Y

Battle Creek, M551 is confirmed in Battle Creek City Park at the end of S 2nd St. N41 59.563 W097 35.889. Could not find SN.

Clay Center, M60A3in a park on W Johnson St near S Fryar Ave.
N40 31.478 W098 03.467, SN confirmed as 2773A, RN is not readable through the paint.

Columbus, M60A3 at Legion Post 84 at 23rd St and 3rd Ave
N41 26.294 W097 19.736, SN confirmed as 2701A, RN is JJ04R0

Crete, M4A1(76)HVSS is in Crete City Park at Linden Ave and E 12th St
N40 37.475 W096 57.606, This tank is tightly fenced in as if it is in jail, I wonder what it did wrong to deserve this.

David City, M5 Stuart in David City Park at Kansas St and S 8th St.
N41 14.735 W097 07.474 This tank has SN 838 on the upper front hull and SN 1202 on the lower front hull (see photos)

Dorchester, M60A3 beside US Post Office on Washington St at W 8th St.
N40 38.865 W097 06.827, SN confirmed as 2761A, RN not readable.
This tank is also tightly fenced in.

Geneva, M60A3 located as per the AFV Register. SN is confirmed as 2775A, RN is JJ04TW, GPS is as per the Register.

Grand Island, M60A3 at the Bosselman Travel Center at the junction of I80 and hwy 281. N40 49.893 W098 22.791, SN is 2746A, RN JJ0411

Hastings, M60A3 location and GPS as per the Register. SN and RN are not readable through the paint.

Kearney, M4A3(76)HVSS at Kearney Cemetery on E 44th St near Ave I.
N40 43.057 W099 04.131, SN confirmed as 63284

Lindsay, M60A3 in a small park on Elm St. between Front St and Ash St.
N41 41.879 W097 41.820, SN not readable, RN only JJ was readable

Newman Grove, M42 Duster is a small sports park on N 8th St near Burrows Ave. N41 45.056 W097 46.499, SN not readable

Shelton, M60A0 location and GPS as per the Register. SN and RN not readable.

West Point, M60A3 in a small sports park (not Neligh Park) at S Water St and W Grant St. N41 50.314 W096 43.402, SN confirmed as 2782A,
RN is JJ04U3

Wilber, M4A1(76)HVSS location and GPS in the Register is incorrect. Vehicle is on S School St in Legion Memorial Park.
N40 28.433 W096 57.885

Colorado

Denver, M4A3E9 location and SN is as per the Register

Golden, M53 at Camp George West, N39 44.024 W105 10.274 The vehicle is just inside the gate which was open and unattended, so I just walked in, got photos and GPS and left. I don't know what the story is there.

South Dakota

Hot Springs, very nice T55 (Polish made, captured in Iraq according to the sign) in front of Veterans Home at Minnekahta Ave and 24th St. GPS is as per the Register.

Redfield, M60A0 in front of armory at W 3rd St and W 3rd Ave (no kidding, 3rd and 3rd, check Google maps if you don't believe me)
N44 52.785 W098 31.398

That's it, hope this helps.

Alf
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:16 am
Post subject: Re: Tankspotting for the AFV Register

Hi Alf,

We recently stopped by the cemetery in Kearney, NE to photograph the Sherman. I noticed that someone had dusted off the rear tow lug to see the SN - must have been YOU! I wondered if it was done by a fellow forum member. Funny!

Paul
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