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

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell
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.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

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

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1388
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:37 pm
Post subject: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

We’ve posted a gallery of photos from the Don F Pratt Museum, Fort Campbell, KY/TN – Museum of the 101st Airborne Division.

afvagabond.smugmug.com...3584_HRVtc

The gallery is a mix of photos from inside and outside the museum. It’s a terrific museum full of fascinating artifacts and information.

Yes, there are photos of flying things - including one of the AH-56 Cheyenne prototypes. Smile

Some AFV teasers:

M551


M48


EE-11 Urutu


Also posted a few shots of the M60, M110, and the M5 displayed inside the museum.

Enjoy!
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4677
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:09 am
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

Vagabond,

Nice pics. I'm especially interested in the AH-1G (I think it's really an "H", trying to masquerade as a VN "G"...the nose isn't right). I looked at the "very large" version of the right side pic and it appears to have 2/17th Air Cav crossed sabres on the "doghouse" (highest portion of the engine/transmission housing...and it looks like they've been tampered with). As there is no black, red, white or blue band on the tailboom, they are probably trying to be "generic" to the squadron* in the display (2nd Squadron HQ section had an HHT flight platoon, but these had black bands on the tailboom, and HHT did not operate Cobra's anyway, only the line troops did). Would you consider sharing the original images with me via email for my personal use? I served in "D" troop (the aerorifle troop) of 2/17th during this timeframe. I was in the 101st (obviously) but have never been to Ft. Campbell ironically.

Thx,
D.

afvagabond.smugmug.com...9610_J8SNh

(Those 7 and 19 shot rocket pods are hung cockeyed...they should be essentially on parallel axes...reflex sight wouldn't be able to accomadate that kind of boresight).

Here's a B Troop Snake of 2/17th I took at Camp Eagle in '71

www.vhpamuseum.org/17t.../bbird.jpg

*2/17th was and is the "eyes and the ears" of the 101st Abn.


Last edited by Doug_Kibbey on Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:19 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1388
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:17 am
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

Doug,

PM me your email and I'll be glad to send you copies. Smile

VB
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4677
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:22 am
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

- vagabond
Doug,

PM me your email and I'll be glad to send you copies. Smile

VB


Done....

Thx!

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

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 3942
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:20 am
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

VB,
Were you able to make it out to the Range Control Building, the Air Force Detachment or the Museum storage site?



Neil
Back to top
View user's profile
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1388
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:55 am
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

Neil,

You're killing me! Never satisfied!!! Smile LOL!

Dude - I was lucky to make it to the museum!

So... in other words I didn't make it to any of the other sites on the base. Sorry!
I didn't get serial numbers from the AFVs either!

We took some nice photos and had a fun time, though. Cool
Back to top
View user's profile
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 3942
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:52 am
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

VB,
No worries - many thanks as always! Much appreciated!

Neil
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:56 am
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

AH-56 Cheyenne! That's very cool. Thanks for sharing

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
MarkHolloway
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2006
Posts: 2054
Location: Beatty, Nevada
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:41 pm
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

The M48 is an M48A5.

_________________
"TUMBLEWEED"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1388
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:23 pm
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

Thanks Mark!

I'll label her as such on the smugmug site.
Back to top
View user's profile
L.Delsing
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 10, 2006
Posts: 960

PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:49 pm
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

This Cobra ended its career as a TH-1S (registration 70-16090 and serial 21034).

Regards,
Lesley
Back to top
View user's profile
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:13 pm
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

hello,

that's a bit off-topic, but I was glad to see a second City road sign from Bastogne.

Here is the first one, displayed at the Memorial in Bastogne :



Second one, displayed at Don F. Pratt Museum :



Pierre-Olivier

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Neil_Baumgardner
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 3942
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:47 am
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

VB,
Actually, it looks like you did visit the museum storage area - looks like its right next to the 101st Memorial Park, on the other side of the fence?

You have the M48A5, M60A3, M110A2 and M551A1 - any sign of an M113 or M114A1? The latter was formerly located at a VFW in Clarksville, TN.

Neil
Back to top
View user's profile
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1388
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:00 am
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

I guess we DID!

I remember that the area was next to the museum and we weren't sure if we were supposed to be out there or not. That's why we don't have full walk-arounds of the AFVs - we were kinda hurrying!

There was no sign of an M113 or M114, but there was another fenced off - and locked - area near the storage yard that had a few jeeps inside. There were also a couple of buildings in the storage area that might have had something inside.
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 4677
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:35 am
Post subject: Re: Gallery of photos - Don F Pratt Museum - Fort Campbell

- vagabond
I guess we DID!

I remember that the area was next to the museum and we weren't sure if we were supposed to be out there or not. That's why we don't have full walk-arounds of the AFVs - we were kinda hurrying!


First rule of AFV spotting in questionable areas: Look friendly, innocent and confused (the last two are easy for me) and act like you're supposed to be there until someone challenges you. Then get that "I didn't know!" look on your face and point at the old stuff pleadingly.

I managed to get into some restoration areas at a few places when ropes were down to facilitate staff movements...and never knew I wasn't supposed to be there until they put them up again after I wandered out once I got my pictures. I'm sure I was being watched the whole time, but keeping your hands in your pockets when not taking pictures can go a long way. Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



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