±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: cgsimpson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6645

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 252
Total: 252
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Photo Gallery
02: Your Account
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Home
06: Downloads
07: Home
08: CPGlang
09: News Archive
10: Photo Gallery
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: Downloads
15: Photo Gallery
16: News
17: Photo Gallery
18: Community Forums
19: Member Screenshots
20: Home
21: Community Forums
22: Photo Gallery
23: Home
24: Photo Gallery
25: Your Account
26: Community Forums
27: Photo Gallery
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Home
32: CPGlang
33: Community Forums
34: Home
35: Home
36: News Archive
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Home
40: Community Forums
41: Member Screenshots
42: Community Forums
43: Home
44: Home
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: News
48: Statistics
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Photo Gallery
55: CPGlang
56: Downloads
57: Community Forums
58: CPGlang
59: Home
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Community Forums
65: CPGlang
66: Community Forums
67: Home
68: Home
69: Community Forums
70: Home
71: News
72: Photo Gallery
73: Community Forums
74: Community Forums
75: Community Forums
76: Home
77: Home
78: Community Forums
79: Downloads
80: Photo Gallery
81: News
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Photo Gallery
89: Member Screenshots
90: CPGlang
91: Photo Gallery
92: Home
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: News Archive
100: Home
101: Member Screenshots
102: News
103: Community Forums
104: Community Forums
105: Community Forums
106: Community Forums
107: Community Forums
108: Community Forums
109: Photo Gallery
110: Community Forums
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: News
114: Home
115: Member Screenshots
116: Downloads
117: Downloads
118: Community Forums
119: CPGlang
120: News
121: Community Forums
122: News
123: Community Forums
124: Home
125: Photo Gallery
126: Member Screenshots
127: News
128: Community Forums
129: Community Forums
130: Home
131: News
132: Home
133: Home
134: News
135: News Archive
136: Community Forums
137: Community Forums
138: News
139: Home
140: Photo Gallery
141: Home
142: CPGlang
143: Community Forums
144: Community Forums
145: News
146: Community Forums
147: Community Forums
148: News Archive
149: Photo Gallery
150: CPGlang
151: Community Forums
152: Community Forums
153: Community Forums
154: Community Forums
155: Community Forums
156: Community Forums
157: News
158: Community Forums
159: Community Forums
160: Photo Gallery
161: Community Forums
162: Downloads
163: CPGlang
164: Your Account
165: Community Forums
166: News
167: Community Forums
168: Photo Gallery
169: News
170: Community Forums
171: Community Forums
172: Community Forums
173: News
174: Community Forums
175: Community Forums
176: Community Forums
177: CPGlang
178: Community Forums
179: News
180: CPGlang
181: News
182: Photo Gallery
183: Community Forums
184: Community Forums
185: Community Forums
186: Community Forums
187: Home
188: Community Forums
189: Community Forums
190: Community Forums
191: Home
192: Photo Gallery
193: Community Forums
194: Home
195: Community Forums
196: Photo Gallery
197: Home
198: Community Forums
199: Community Forums
200: Downloads
201: Community Forums
202: Community Forums
203: Home
204: Member Screenshots
205: Community Forums
206: Home
207: Community Forums
208: Community Forums
209: Home
210: Community Forums
211: Community Forums
212: Community Forums
213: Home
214: Community Forums
215: Community Forums
216: Community Forums
217: Community Forums
218: Member Screenshots
219: Community Forums
220: Home
221: Downloads
222: Home
223: Community Forums
224: Community Forums
225: Community Forums
226: Home
227: Community Forums
228: Community Forums
229: Community Forums
230: Community Forums
231: Community Forums
232: CPGlang
233: CPGlang
234: Home
235: Community Forums
236: Community Forums
237: Member Screenshots
238: Photo Gallery
239: News
240: Community Forums
241: Photo Gallery
242: Community Forums
243: News
244: Home
245: Community Forums
246: Home
247: Community Forums
248: Community Forums
249: Photo Gallery
250: News
251: Community Forums
252: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
XM1 MBT photos. JPG.
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Go to page Previous  1, 2
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Andrei
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 05, 2006
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:17 pm
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

Greetings to all, I have a question - where the surviving XM1 Chrysler prototype turret is located now?

Back to top
View user's profile
Geoff_walden
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 133

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:43 pm
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

Indeed, inquiring minds want to know. In the late 1990s, this turret (or another of the Chrysler test turrets) was mounted on the hull of XM1 FSED prototype PV4 at the headquarters of the US Army Tank-automotive Command in Warren, Michigan (along with some other interesting early M1 test beds). In the decade following, these vehicles disappeared. I was never able to discover where they went, even though I was a TACOM employee and knew whom to ask – no-one seemed to know. Do these things still exist somewhere, or were they scrapped?
Back to top
View user's profile
Andrei
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 05, 2006
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:34 pm
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

- Geoff_walden
Indeed, inquiring minds want to know. In the late 1990s, this turret (or another of the Chrysler test turrets) was mounted on the hull of XM1 FSED prototype PV4 at the headquarters of the US Army Tank-automotive Command in Warren, Michigan (along with some other interesting early M1 test beds). In the decade following, these vehicles disappeared. I was never able to discover where they went, even though I was a TACOM employee and knew whom to ask – no-one seemed to know. Do these things still exist somewhere, or were they scrapped?


here it is -

Looks like Firepower test rig original turret.
Back to top
View user's profile
Andrei
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 05, 2006
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:18 am
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.



Does enybody know what are these mounts on XM1 for?
Back to top
View user's profile
Scott_Taylor
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 80
Location: London, Ontario
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:54 pm
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

Where is "here"? I'm glad this turret survives.

Cheers,

Scott
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Andrei
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 05, 2006
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:08 am
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

- Scott_Taylor
Where is "here"? I'm glad this turret survives.

Cheers,

Scott


At Tank-automotive Command in Warren, but no longer there.
Back to top
View user's profile
Geoff_walden
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 133

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:11 pm
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

- Andrei
- Geoff_walden
Indeed, inquiring minds want to know. In the late 1990s, this turret (or another of the Chrysler test turrets) was mounted on the hull of XM1 FSED prototype PV4 at the headquarters of the US Army Tank-automotive Command in Warren, Michigan (along with some other interesting early M1 test beds). In the decade following, these vehicles disappeared. I was never able to discover where they went, even though I was a TACOM employee and knew whom to ask – no-one seemed to know. Do these things still exist somewhere, or were they scrapped?


here it is -

Looks like Firepower test rig original turret.


Yeah, that's a photo I took at TACOM in 1999, along with others. But I still don't know where these things went.
Back to top
View user's profile
Andrei
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 05, 2006
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:52 pm
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

XM1 early FSED turret model, said to be in Patton museum. It has cast gun mask and central part of the turret without combined armor, described in Hunnicutt book.
But it is the only photo of the model I found, maybe someone has more photo of this interesting design?
i.piccy.info/i9/eb3ce5...2864_n.jpg

Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4678
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:01 pm
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

- Andrei
XM1 early FSED turret model, said to be in Patton museum. It has cast gun mask and central part of the turret without combined armor, described in Hunnicutt book.
But it is the only photo of the model I found, maybe someone has more photo of this interesting design?
i.piccy.info/i9/eb3ce5...2864_n.jpg



Andrei, I think the first person I'd ask is Don Moriarty. He doesn't check in here often and he can most easily be reached personally or on several armor forums on Facebook.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Andrei
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 05, 2006
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 11:50 am
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

It looks like M9 Bulldozer kit on M1.
Very strange to see this, maybe someone knows any details?
Back to top
View user's profile
Andrei
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 05, 2006
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:39 pm
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

Good photos, source unknown -



Back to top
View user's profile
Joe_D
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 29, 2006
Posts: 2067
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:59 pm
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

Andrei,

Nice find on the Chrysler XM-1 pictures. I noticed this tank is using the "Light Weight" sprockets, or at least appears to be. I was not aware they even made these that far back. I didn't start seeing these until the late 90's and in my opinion, were junk. Broke to easy back then. Also, if one went bad, you had to replace both on the same sprocket since the teeth and bolt holes to mount on the hub were off set from the original type. Guess even back in the 70's they tried to reduce weight with them and eventually when the M1 grew to over 70 tons they brought them back, lol.

My LT's tank at NTC, notice how it broke. Still were using crap T156 track too, this was in 2000.

B21

_________________
Joe_D
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
JiriTintera
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jun 21, 2007
Posts: 218
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:00 am
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

Dear Andrei,
the author of the photo of the XM1 model is Mr. John Hamill, who has his own website and is also an active in Facebook.
Link:
johnsmilitaryhistory.c...morm1.html
www.facebook.com/john.a.hamill
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Andrei
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 05, 2006
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:14 pm
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

Thank you for the information!
Back to top
View user's profile
Andrei
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 05, 2006
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2022 1:42 pm
Post subject: Re: XM1 MBT photos. JPG.

OTD we celebrate 100 years of Philip Wood Lett. Philip Wood Lett (May 4, 1922 – June 6, 2014) was an American armored fighting vehicle engineer that lead the Chrysler Defense design team in the XM1 tank.
A native of Newton, Alabama, graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn) in 1944 with a B. S. degree in mechanical engineering. He served in the United States Army in the Corps of Engineers during World War II. After the war he received a master's degree in engineering from the University of Alabama in 1947. Lett completed his education in 1951 when he earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. Dr. Lett is internationally recognized as the "father of the M-1 Tank." Lett began his civilian career as an engineer in 1950 when he went to work for the Chrysler Corporation.
His thirty-two years with the Michigan-based company were marked by major accomplishments for both the Auburn graduate and Chrysler. He quickly climbed up the corporate ladder at Chrysler and held the positions of Vice President of Engineering, member of the Board of Directors of Chrysler Defense, Inc., as well as General Manager of the Chrysler Sterling Defense Division.
In 1982, General Dynamics Land Systems Division purchased Chrysler's defense business and Dr. Lett served as Vice President and Assistant to the General Manager at General Dynamics until his retirement in 1987. He then founded PWL, Inc., a defense-consulting firm.
In addition to leading the Chrysler design and development team that built the M-1 Tank for the United States Army, Dr. Lett has also been responsible for research and development of a variety of combat and tactical systems built for the United States military, including the T-51 Heavy Recovery Vehicle, the Heavy Equipment Transporter HET-70, and the Mobile Assault Bridge-Ferry Vehicle.
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 2 of 2
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum