±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Harold_Biondo
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6644

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 127
Total: 127
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Home
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Home
05: Community Forums
06: Your Account
07: Photo Gallery
08: Community Forums
09: Community Forums
10: Downloads
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: CPGlang
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Home
22: Community Forums
23: Your Account
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: CPGlang
31: Community Forums
32: Photo Gallery
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Photo Gallery
38: Downloads
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: CPGlang
42: Downloads
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Member Screenshots
48: Photo Gallery
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Home
52: Community Forums
53: Photo Gallery
54: CPGlang
55: Community Forums
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: CPGlang
59: Community Forums
60: Search
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Member Screenshots
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Home
71: Community Forums
72: Home
73: Community Forums
74: Home
75: CPGlang
76: Community Forums
77: News Archive
78: Community Forums
79: Member Screenshots
80: Community Forums
81: Member Screenshots
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: News Archive
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Photo Gallery
89: Community Forums
90: CPGlang
91: Home
92: Community Forums
93: Photo Gallery
94: Community Forums
95: CPGlang
96: Photo Gallery
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums
100: Community Forums
101: Downloads
102: Community Forums
103: Home
104: Community Forums
105: Member Screenshots
106: Community Forums
107: Community Forums
108: Home
109: Home
110: Home
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Home
114: Photo Gallery
115: News
116: Community Forums
117: Photo Gallery
118: Community Forums
119: CPGlang
120: Community Forums
121: Downloads
122: Community Forums
123: Community Forums
124: News
125: CPGlang
126: Community Forums
127: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)
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 1, 2  Next
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
A-109E
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 11, 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Minneapolis
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:07 pm
Post subject: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

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

_________________
--Bob Steinbrunn
BSteinIPMS at aol.com
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4667
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:32 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

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.

Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Jens_O_Mehner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 511
Location: Giessen, Germany
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:36 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

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

Back to top
View user's profile
bsmart
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 2523
Location: Central Maryland
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:08 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

Anyone notice something unusual about the C-130?

_________________
Bob Smart ([email protected])
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
piney
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 2330
Location: Republic of Southern New Jersey
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:21 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

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

Jef Lewis
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4667
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:21 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

- bsmart
Anyone notice something unusual about the C-130?


Three bladed props? Seen 'em rarely.


Last edited by Doug_Kibbey on Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:24 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Jens_O_Mehner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 511
Location: Giessen, Germany
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:21 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

- bsmart
Anyone notice something unusual about the C-130?


"Roman Nose" A-Model with three-bladed props, why do you ask? Cool
Back to top
View user's profile
piney
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 2330
Location: Republic of Southern New Jersey
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:25 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

here's the supersize version


six blades

Jeff Lewis
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
JimWeb
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 1439
Location: The back of beyond
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:11 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

- A-109E

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

_________________
TTFN
Jim

If your not a member of JED then your
not serious about anything military..

***********************
www.jedsite.info
JED Military Equipment
***********************
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
Roy_A_Lingle
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 1997
Location: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:21 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

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.

Spot Report!
Sgt, Scouts Out!

_________________
"You can never have too much reconnaissance."
General G.S. Patton Jr.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4667
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:25 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

- Roy_A_Lingle
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.

Spot Report!
Sgt, Scouts Out!


YeHaw...I got one right!
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
A-109E
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 11, 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Minneapolis
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:04 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

- Doug_Kibbey


YeHaw...I got one right!


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

_________________
--Bob Steinbrunn
BSteinIPMS at aol.com
Back to top
View user's profile
Roy_A_Lingle
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 1997
Location: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:18 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

Hi Bob (A109) Hi Folks!

- A-109E

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


Sgt, Scouts Out!

P.S.
Super thanks to Tumbleweed for the new Emoticon!

_________________
"You can never have too much reconnaissance."
General G.S. Patton Jr.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
JimWeb
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 1439
Location: The back of beyond
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:33 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

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....

Cool

_________________
TTFN
Jim

If your not a member of JED then your
not serious about anything military..

***********************
www.jedsite.info
JED Military Equipment
***********************


Last edited by JimWeb on Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:00 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website ICQ Number
Jens_O_Mehner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 511
Location: Giessen, Germany
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:56 pm
Post subject: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)

- Roy_A_Lingle
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.

Spot Report!
Sgt, Scouts Out!


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?

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 1 of 2
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page 1, 2  Next



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