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Armored Ghosts of Fort Knox
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:39 pm
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I'm gradually updating current static displays around Post.

Here is one of the most recent changes.



Armored Ghosts of Fort Knox

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What's the latest rumor on the big move?

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Move?? What Move....?? Cool

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Here's a few interesting Items I learned today (Thursday 19 Feb)

A little quiz. Answer to be posted tomorrow, or sooner if anyone guesses this question...



And here is a little tidbit from 'exploring'

A little interesting side note, the odometer reads 244 miles.

More stuff to post later
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Here's a few interesting Items I learned today (Thursday 19 Feb)




More stuff to post later
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I had a set of buckhorn handlebars just like that on my first Harley (well, except for the white paint).

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Here is a composite of photos on the T95E13 that I was able to take today.




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And a few more....from Keyes Park







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That seat belt rig looks like the same set up we had for the driver in the M551, but that doesn't look like one.

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Here the vehicle, I discovered the TC & Gunner seats with the 5 point harness.......



The XM800-W ASRV

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That seat belt rig looks like the same set up we had for the driver in the M551, but that doesn't look like one.


That must have been a later development, I don't recall ever seeing any restraints in an M551.

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Seatbelts in XM800T?

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Seatbelts were in the XM800-W that is in the LST building. I haven't seen the interior of te XM800-T, but I'm willing to bet it too has belts.

Maybe some day I can get into the XM800-T.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:11 pm
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Hey Don,

#5-22, M60A1 w/ Blazer, isn't there now - that pad is empty. Was this tank sand color with USMC markings? There is one sitting now at the south end of St. John MP, near Bldg. 2955. It has "Buster" on the bore evacuator. Don't know what it's doing there - I never saw a museum or display tank parked there before.

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Hey Don,

#5-22, M60A1 w/ Blazer, isn't there now - that pad is empty. Was this tank sand color with USMC markings? There is one sitting now at the south end of St. John MP, near Bldg. 2955. It has "Buster" on the bore evacuator. Don't know what it's doing there - I never saw a museum or display tank parked there before.

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Buster is the USMC's Tank w the blazer Armor. It is technically the only static on Ft Knox that is not in the Museums collection.

As for its status, I'll check up on it. Perhaps its due for a new coat of paint, as there are many that are due,that I am aware of. I do know that there will be some future movement due to painting, but I assume they will be returned to there prior location.

Geez, just when I thought I was getting a handle on what is where,...... This is truely a work in progress.

Thanks for the heads up!
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Ascout-If I remember right the seatbelts in the M551 were a modification. Item #3 below mounted to the hull ceiling behind the driver.

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