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BRAC Transfer, Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA

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Location Category ID:
67080
Added to Database:
2011 (Estimated)
Last Edited:
2 January 2011
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Official Website: BRAC
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Latitude, Longitude: 37.91462928 , -85.96031427
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: 1: Hummel Self-Propelled Howitzer - U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA (Convoy 2 – 16 March 2010)
2: Panther Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
3: Panther II Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 14 December 2010)
4: Tiger II Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 14 December 2010)
5: Leopard Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 5 November 2010)
6: XM803 Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
7: Ford 3-ton Light Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy December 2010)
8: M2A3 Light Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy December 2010)
9: M24 Chaffee Light Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Convoy 1 – 1 March 2010)
10: M42A1 Duster Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Convoy 1 – 1 March 2010)
11: M551 Sheridan Airborne Light Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 15 December 2010)
12: M3A3 Lee IV/V Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy December 2010)
13: M51 Sherman Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
14: M7B2 Priest Howitzer Motor Carriage - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy December 2010)
15: M47 Patton Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
16: M48 Patton Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
17: M48A1 Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
18: M48A5 Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
19: M48A5E1 Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
20: M60 Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
21: T29E3 Heavy Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
22: M51 Tank Recovery Vehicle - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
23: M50A1 Ontos Self-Propelled Recoilless Rifle - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 15 December 2010)
24: LVT(A)1 Amphibian - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy December 2010)
25: T-34-85 Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy December 2010)
26: T-34-85 Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 5 November 2010)
27: T-54A Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 5 November 2010)
28: T-55 Enigma Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 5 November 2010)
29: Type 69-IIB Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 5 November 2010)
30: T-72 Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
31: A34 Comet Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 5 November 2010)
32: A41 Centurion Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 5 November 2010)
33: FV4201 Chieftain Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
34: FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Rail shipment 23 October 2010)
35: Mark V* Heavy Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy December 2010)
36: A22 Churchill Crocodile Flame-Throwing Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 5 November 2010)
37: Type 97 Te-Ke Light Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 15 December 2010)
38: Renault FT Light Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy December 2010)
39: AMX-13/90 Light Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Convoy 2 – 16 March 2010)
40: Stridsvagn 103C Tank - National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Road convoy 5 November 2010)


Base Realignment and Closure (or BRAC) is a process of the United States federal government directed at the administration and operation of the U.S. Armed Forces. It is used by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) and Congress to review the use of and requirements for military installations, generally with the result of closing excess installations to increase efficiency and reduce expenditure on operations and maintenance. As part of the process the U.S. Secretary of Defense forwards his recommendations for realignments and closures to the BRAC Commission, an independent panel appointed by the President. This panel evaluates the list by taking testimony from interested parties and paying visits to affected bases. More than 350 installations were closed in four early BRAC rounds: 1989, 1991, 1993, and 1995. The most recent round of BRAC completed at the end of 2005, and many U.S. military bases are currently in the process of closing or changing function in line with the BRAC mandates.
As a result of BRAC 2005 the U.S. Army Armor Center and School will move from Fort Knox to Fort Benning, Georgia; other units will move to different parts of the country. Conversely the U.S. Army Human Resources Command is being consolidated at Fort Knox and will combine offices currently located in Virginia, Indiana and Missouri. The 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division completed its move from Fort Hood, Texas, to Fort Knox during 2010.
The move of the Armor Center and School to Fort Benning means that the bulk of the vehicles in the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor are also required to move to Fort Benning, and the transfer began early in 2010. Meanwhile the existing museum changed its name in September 2010 to the General George Patton Museum.

Schedule of events (source: D. Moriarty and G. Redmon/AFVNDB):

1 March 2010: Military Road Convoy 1 from Farmer Motor Pool to Fort Benning. Vehicles included M24 Chaffee tank, M3 Stuart tank, M3 Stuart tank, M84 APC, LVT, MICV65, M42 Duster SPAAG, M981 ITV, MTLB, PT-76 light tank, T17E1 Staghound armoured car.

16 March 2010: Military Road Convoy 2 from Farmer Motor Pool to Fort Benning. Vehicles included M113A2 APC, M113A2 APC, Bradley MICV, Hummel self-propelled howitzer, AMX-13 light tank, Luchs armoured car, BRDM-2 MICV, TAB 72 armoured car, Ferret scout car, Fox armoured car.

19 October 2010: Internal move from RMP to railhead. Vehicles included M60s, M51, M48A1, Challenger, others.

23 October 2010: Train shipment from FK railhead to Benning. Vehicles included Panther Ausf G, M51 recovery, M51 Sherman, M48, M48A1, M48A2C, M48A5, M48A5E1, M60, M60A1 (x3), M60A3, Challenger, T29E3, T-72, XM803, M47 (3200), Chieftain, M1A1 Abrams, IPM1 Abrams.

5 November 2010: Civilian Road Convoy 1 from RMP to Fort Benning. Vehicles included Comet, Strv 103, T-34-85. T-54, T-55 Enigma, Type 69, Leopard 1, Churchill, LVTP.

8-15 December 2010: Museum emptied. Civilian Road Convoy 2 to Fort Benning. Vehicles included SdKfz 251/9, M8 armoured car, ACAV, Lee, Ontos, Mark V*, 3-Ton, FT, M2A3, M7B2, LVT(A)1, M551, T-34-85, Panther II, Tiger II.

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December, 2010

SdKfz 251/9 and M577 loaded ready for transport to Fort Benning
1: SdKfz 251/9 and M577 loaded ready for transport to Fort ...

Taken: 8 December 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 389
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 81
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M8 and ACAV loaded ready for transport to Fort Benning
2: M8 and ACAV loaded ready for transport to Fort Benning

Taken: 8 December 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 390
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 62
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PaK 43 loaded ready for transport to Fort Benning
3: PaK 43 loaded ready for transport to Fort Benning

Taken: 3 December 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 386
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 69
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SdKfz 223 and anti-tank guns loaded ready for transport
4: SdKfz 223 and anti-tank guns loaded ready for transport

Taken: 1 December 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 387
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 67
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November, 2010

LVTP loaded ready for transport to Fort Benning
5: LVTP loaded ready for transport to Fort Benning

Taken: 3 November 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 388
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 57
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October, 2010

Fort Knox rail head
6: Fort Knox rail head

Taken: 22 October 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 383
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 58
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Train loaded and ready to go
7: Train loaded and ready to go

Taken: 22 October 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 384
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 61
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Train loaded and ready to go
8: Train loaded and ready to go

Taken: 22 October 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 385
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 62
Has Priority: 0
    



Loading the train
9: Loading the train

Taken: 21 October 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 381
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 60
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Fort Knox rail head
10: Fort Knox rail head

Taken: 21 October 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 382
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 79
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Loading up in Richardson Motor Pool
11: Loading up in Richardson Motor Pool

Taken: 19 October 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 378
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 78
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Loading up in Richardson Motor Pool
12: Loading up in Richardson Motor Pool

Taken: 19 October 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 379
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 81
Has Priority: 0
    



Loading up in Richardson Motor Pool, left to right: M48A5, M48A5E1, M60
13: Loading up in Richardson Motor Pool, left to right: M48A...

Taken: 19 October 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Location Photo ID: 380
Added: 4 January 2011
Views: 218
Has Priority: 0