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13º Regimento de Cavalaria Mecanizado, Pirassununga, São Paulo State, Brazil

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Location Category ID: 37500
Added to Database: 3 July 2011
Last Edited: 12 October 2011
Address: ‎Avenida Newton Prado, 2251, Pirassununga, 13631-040
Telephone: (19)3561-3777
Email: 13rcmec.comsoc [at] gmail.com (Replace [at] with @)
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Official Website: 13 RC Mec
Other Links: Pirassununga Portal
Wikipedia.pt
Memória de Pirassununga
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Latitude, Longitude: -21.99920123 , -47.41967439
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: Short term:
1: M4 (Late Production) Sherman Tank - Steindorff Viaturas, Panambi, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil (Cavalry Day 14 May 2011)


This was the home of 2º Regimento de Carros de Combate (2nd Tank Regiment) and 11º Esquadrão de Cavalaria Mecanizado (11th Mechanized Cavalry Squadron). The first settled here permanently in January 1973, coming from Valencia, RJ. It was, originally equipped with American M41 tanks, but in January 1998 received the first Leopard 1A1 tanks. The 11th Mechanized Cavalry Squadron, which had been here in 1919 as a member of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment divisional, returned here in July 1995. (Source: Pirassununga Portal).
From the joining of the two regiments was formed the 13º Regimento de Cavalaria Mecanizado (13 RC Mec or 13th Mechanised Cavalry Regiment) which is currently based here.

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February 2008

M8 armoured car in front of main entrance gate, photo by Ulilopes
1: M8 armoured car in front of main entrance gate, photo by...

Taken: 5 February 2008
Contributor: Photobucket
Location Photo ID: 475
Added: 3 July 2011
Views: 52
Has Priority: 0