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T23 Medium Tank (W/ Electric Drive)
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Post subject: T23 Medium Tank (W/ Electric Drive)

Frontal:


Left Side:


Turret/Frontal:


Interior - Drivers Position:


Interior - Drivers Panel


Interior - Bow Gunner Position:


Hows that? More?

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Nice internal pics.

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More info & photos are available here:

T23 Medium Tank (w/ electric drive)

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Don,
Looking down the gift horse's throat, did you take any pics of the rear hull?

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Don,
Looking down the gift horse's throat, did you take any pics of the rear hull?

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Yes, still working on them. I took over 30 photos, trying to edit them and then will post.

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Don,
Looking down the gift horse's throat, did you take any pics of the rear hull?

Neil








Hows that?

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P-O,
I realized I forgot a couple - before this one got turned around





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I realized I forgot a couple - before this one got turned around

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This shows where I found the Stamped numbers.



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Yeah, unfortunately, they dont seem to line up to the SN or RN - unless the SN is actually 40... Based on the T22s at APG, I suspect the SNs are on the tow lugs... Of course it still has the dataplate inside...

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Yeah, unfortunately, they dont seem to line up to the SN or RN - unless the SN is actually 40... Based on the T22s at APG, I suspect the SNs are on the tow lugs... Of course it still has the dataplate inside...

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DATA PLATE.....

I totally forgot that. Guess I need to make another visit. Not sure if its there, but I'll check it out, when I get a chance.

Those stamped numbers got to be production info (of some sort) But they definitely don't match up to SN or RN numbers.

White paint on rear is semi-gloss and thick, so anything stamped is covered. BTW: note exhaust, it runs but needs adjustment to get the electric drive operational.

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More info & photos are available here:

T23 Medium Tank (w/ electric drive)

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Data Sheet (front):
i44.photobucket.com/al...tFeb44.jpg

Data Sheet (back):
i44.photobucket.com/al...eFeb44.jpg

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:22 am
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I've always thought that it's the best looking American armor in it's time.
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So Don,
Is that supposed to be 4th Armored Division badges painted on? Why???

Or is that an old paint job soon to be removed? Wink

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So Don,
Is that supposed to be 4th Armored Division badges painted on? Why???

Or is that an old paint job soon to be removed? Wink

Neil


All I know is, it came like that. Why? No clue.

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It was reconditioned by 594th Maintenance Detachment wasn't it? I guess they had some funny ideas about markings.

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