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NATIONAL ARMOR AND CAVALRY MUSEUM, FORT BENNING, MUSCOGEE COUNTY, GEORGIA, USA



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Location Category ID:
60100
Address: 3800 South Lumpkin Road, Columbus, Georgia 31903
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Official Website:
Other Links: Patriot Park
Latitude, Longitude: 32.380863 , -84.95711982
Location Accuracy: 6
Tanks Previously Here: 1: Hummel Self-Propelled Howitzer - U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA (Until early 2012)


Patriot Park is the name of the 200-acre site that is home to the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, parade field and stadium, World War II Street and the Memorial Walk of Honor. Future plans call for the construction of an Armor Museum on the site, since the Armor School will join the Infantry School as part of the Maneuver Center of Excellence beginning in 2011. Eventually, a portion of Patriot Park will be open to limited commercial development, including a hotel, restaurant, retail stores and a conference center.
A large collection of armoured vehicles is currently in the process of being transferred from the Patton Museum at Fort Knox. It is assumed these vehicles will be put into storage until the new museum is created.

National Armor and Cavalry Museum



Location ID:
60100
Latitude, Longitude:32.380863, -84.95711982
Location Accuracy:6



1) Panzerkampfwagen II Tank German


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Unique ID: 90
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2) Marder II Tank Destroyer German


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Unique ID: 94
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3) Panzer IV/70 Tank Destroyer German


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5
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Unique ID: 201
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Transportation Motor Pool

The TMP is an overhead covered and secure facility.

Location ID:
60140
Latitude, Longitude:0, 0
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4) Panther II Tank German


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Unique ID: 71
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5) Tiger II Tank German


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10
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Unique ID: 220
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Other Identification: “332” painted on turret sides. Painted overall in a green, brown and sand camouflage scheme.


6) Ford 3-ton Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1283
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This vehicle has had a jeep engine and M114 Carrier drive-train installed and is now in running order. It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 15 December 2010.


7) M2A3 Light Tank American


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6
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Unique ID: 1296
Serial Number:
Registration: 30434, though “USA W-30405” painted on superstructure sides (source: N. Baumgardner/USAAR).
Name:
Other Identification: “C” in white triangle painted on left turret rear. White stripes painted around turrets.

This M2A3 was transferred from the Smithsonian Institution in June 1972. Both turrets and one idler wheel are jammed and all internal and external fittings have been removed, including the armament from both turrets. It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 15 December 2010.


8) M551 Sheridan Airborne Light Tank American


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4
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Unique ID: 1311
Serial Number:
Registration: 13F008: “US ARMY 13F008” painted on hull sides. 10513630 referenced in documentation.
Name:
Other Identification: “25 3R4” painted on front right nose. “B 26” painted on front left nose.

This M551 was transferred from TACOM at Warren, Michigan, in September 1978 and used for a time at Fort Knox for training. It has an armoured machine-gun mount above the commander’s cupola, and is in running order. For some years it was displayed in a Vietnam setting in the Patton Museum, with the museum’s M41A3. It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 15 December 2010.


9) M3A3 Lee IV/V Tank American


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Unique ID: 1284
Serial Number: 1099.
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Name: “Kentucky” painted on rear side stowage boxes.
Other Identification: “L 3” painted on sponson. White stripe painted around turret. White stars on turret sides.

This tank, one lend-1eased to Brazil, was donated by the Brazilian Army, from their reserve, to the museum in April 1976. It had been found with a tree growing up through the driver's floor escape hatch and out through the sponson roof hatch. It was in a very poor condition but was restored to running order using parts from the museum’s M31B2 TRV. It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 8 December 2010.


10) M7B2 Priest Howitzer Motor Carriage American


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Unique ID: 1451
Serial Number:
Registration: 40152689 (source: N. Baumgardner/USAAR).
Name:
Other Identification: “3A276F C-7” painted on pulpit. White stars painted on superstructure sides and transmission cover.

This Priest was donated by the US Army in February 1965. It is still in running order. It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 15 December 2010.


11) M50A1 Ontos Self-Propelled Recoilless Rifle American


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6
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Unique ID: 1288
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Registration: USMC 226684.
Name: “ROAD RUNNER” painted on front right mud flap.
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This Ontos was donated by the USMC Commandant in November 1971.


12) LVT(A)1 Amphibian American


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Unique ID: 1551
Serial Number: 32800 (source: N. Baumgardner/USAAR).
Registration: 8035642: “8035642” painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification: White stars painted on turret and hull sides.

This LVT was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 15 December 2010.


13) T-34-85 Tank Soviet


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Unique ID: 1178
Serial Number: 1002631 (source: N. Baumgardner/USAAR).
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Name:
Other Identification: “738” painted on turret sides (previously “244a” with white arrow insignia and red star).

This is a model 1944, with 1945-production 'composite' turret. It was captured in 1952 during the Korean War by U.S. troops. It was restored to running order using the engine from the collection’s other T-34-85 ({UID1179}). It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 15 December 2010.


14) Mark V* Heavy Tank British


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Unique ID: 1174
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This tank is missing all its armament. It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 15 December 2010. Bovington had a Mark V tank (marked ‘GONE’ in its database) so, given the rarity of the type, it is presumed that this was that vehicle.


15) Type 97 Te-Ke Light Tank Japanese


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3
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Unique ID: 1466
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Other Identification: Painted overall in a green, orange, yellow and red camouflage scheme.

This Type 97 was on display in the Patton Museum in a Jungle setting. It is missing its main armament.


16) Renault FT Light Tank French


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Unique ID: 1550
Serial Number:
Registration: 1410: “1410” painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification: Red diamond painted on turret rear. Painted overall in a green, cream and red camouflage scheme.

This FT was recovered from Afghanistan. It is fitted with a round turret. It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 15 December 2010.

Sand Hill Storage

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Location ID:
60150
Latitude, Longitude:0, 0
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17) Panther Tank German


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7
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Unique ID: 55
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18) Leopard Tank German


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3
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Unique ID: 308
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19) XM803 Tank German / American


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10
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Unique ID: 1172
Serial Number: Pilot 7 of MBT-70.
Registration: 09A007 67 (source: N. Baumgardner/AFVNDB).
Name:
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20) M24 Chaffee Light Tank American


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7
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Unique ID: 1307
Serial Number: 5568 (source: D. Moriarty).
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Other Identification: “M24” painted on front right mud flap. “1944” painted on front left mud flap. White stars painted on turret sides and glacis.

This M24 was acquired by the Patton Museum at Fort Knox in July 1970 and was on display in front of Boudinot Hall (building number 2010), beside Old Ironsides Avenue, for many years. On 1 March 2010 this M24 was part of the first convoy of vehicles to transfer from Fort Knox to Fort Benning (source: D. Moriarty).


21) M42A1 Duster Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun American


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Unique ID: 1327
Serial Number: 256: “256-3256” stamped into data plate on hull rear (source: Geoff Walden).
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Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a green, sand and black MERDC camouflage scheme.

This M42 was received in about the mid 2000’s in a shipment following a US Government repossession of loaned vehicles from the Ropkey Armour Museum, along with an M47 Patton tank, an M114 carrier and a towed 8 inch howitzer. (Source: D. Moriarty). They were seen in the Boatwright Maintenance Facility early in July 2008, but by 18 July they had been moved to Richardson Motor Pool (source: Geoff Walden).
On 1 March 2010 this M42 was part of the first convoy of vehicles to transfer from Fort Knox to Fort Benning (source: D. Moriarty).


22) M51 Sherman Tank American / Israeli


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Unique ID: 1545
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This M51 appears to generally be in a poor condition. It was transported by train from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


23) M47 Patton Tank American / Italian


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Unique ID: 1326
Serial Number: 3200 (source: D. Moriarty).
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Other Identification: T-shaped muzzle brake. Rebuild plate welded on rear hull. White stars painted on glacis and turret rear stowage box.

This M47 is a former Italian Army vehicle. It was received in about the mid 2000’s in a shipment following a US Government repossession of loaned vehicles from the Ropkey Armour Museum, along with an M42 Duster, an M114 carrier and a towed 8 inch howitzer. (Source: D. Moriarty). They were seen in the Boatwright Maintenance Facility early in July 2008, but by 18th July 2008 they had been moved to Richardson Motor Pool (source: Geoff Walden). It has a data plate welded on the rear hull that reads: “OFFICINE FIORE S.M.C. CASERTA REV GENERALE 4.4.2.A” or similar. It was transported by train from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


24) M48 Patton Tank American


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Unique ID: 1221
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Other Identification: Two small gouge marks just left of glacis centre. “M48A1” (previously “M48”) painted on front right mud flap. “1954” (previously “1952”) painted on front left mud flap. Additional markings in 1980s: Coat of arms of 73rd US Cavalry Regiment (“HONOR FIDELITY COURAGE”) painted on glacis, US Armored Division insignia painted on rear mud flaps, and “US ARMY ARMOR” painted on left side stowage box.

This M48 was on display for some years on the south side of Brave Rifles Regiment Avenue in front of the Headquarters (building number 2376) of 5th Battalion of 73rd Armor, 194th Armor Brigade. On 19 October 2010 it was transported from Richardson Motor Pool to the Fort Knox railhead. It was transported by train to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


25) M48A1 Tank American


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Unique ID: 1220
Serial Number: 8352
Registration: “US ARMY 9A4688” previously painted on side stowage boxes.
Name:
Other Identification: “M48A1” painted on front right mud flap. “1954” painted on front left mud flap. White stars painted on glacis and turret sides.

This Patton was acquired by the museum in 1972. It was on display for some years beside Old Ironsides Avenue opposite a Sherman tank. On 19 October 2010 it was transported from Richardson Motor Pool to the Fort Knox railhead. It was transported by train to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


26) M48A5 Tank American


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Unique ID: 1222
Serial Number: A10297 (source: D. Moriarty).
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Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a green and brown camouflage scheme.

On 19 October 2010 this M48A5 was transported from Richardson Motor Pool to the Fort Knox railhead. It was transported by train to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


27) M48A5E1 Tank American


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Unique ID: 1223
Serial Number: 4494 (source: D. Moriarty).
Registration: JK001F (source: J. Daneri).
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a green, brown, sand and black MERDC camouflage scheme.

This M48A5 was upgraded from an M60A2 (source: J. Daneri). On 19 October 2010 it was transported from Richardson Motor Pool to the Fort Knox railhead. It was transported by train to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


28) M60 Tank American


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Unique ID: 1471
Serial Number: 584 (source: J. Daneri).
Registration: 9B3695 (source: J. Daneri).
Name:
Other Identification: Painted overall in a green, sand and black MERDC camouflage scheme.

On 19 October 2010 this M60 was transported from Richardson Motor Pool to the Fort Knox railhead. It was transported by train to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


29) T29E3 Heavy Tank American


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Unique ID: 1274
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Other Identification: “T29E3” painted on lower right side of glacis (previously on front right track guard). “1947” painted on lower left side of glacis (“1948” previously painted on front left track guard).

This tank was acquired by the museum in 1972. Before being moved to Keyes Park, it was on display beside Brave Rifles Regiment Avenue opposite an M48 ({UID:1221}). It is fitted with extended end connectors on its tracks. On 17 June 2010 it was moved off its pad in Keyes Park and moved to the parking lot for the Crittenberger School (source: G. Walden). It was transferred to the Richardson Motor Pool in the second week of July 2010 (source: D. Moriarty). It was transported by train from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


30) M51 Tank Recovery Vehicle American


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Unique ID: 1292
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This M51 was transferred from the USMC at Fort Knox in July 1979. It is still in running order. Its USMC emblem indicates it probably served with 4th Marine Division of the USMC Reserve. On 19 October 2010 it was transported from RMP motor pool to the Fort Knox railhead. It was transported by train to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


31) T-34-85 Tank Soviet


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Unique ID: 1179
Serial Number: 138 (Unconfirmed, source: D. Moriarty).
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This is a model 1944 with 'angle-jointed' turret. It was used for a time in making training films and for this purpose holes were cut in the superstructure. These have since been patched up. It was transferred from Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in August 1976 and is now missing most external fittings, including both exhausts. Its engine was used in the restoration of the collection’s other T-34-85 ({UID1178}). It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 5 November 2010.


32) T-54A Tank Soviet


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Unique ID: 1180
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This early-production T-54A was made available at Fort Knox to combat units for training purposes, such as vehicle recognition, so it did not have a permanent storage location. It was on loan from llth Military Intelligence Battalion at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. It is missing its engine but it is hoped that an operational one will be fitted in the future. Also both the loader's and driver's machine-guns have been removed. It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 5 November 2010.


33) T-55 Enigma Tank Soviet / Iraqi


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Unique ID: 1547
Serial Number: 5210__005 (source: N. Baumgardner).
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This T-55 is fitted with KTO-105 armour. It is assumed that it was captured during the first Gulf War. It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 5 November 2010.


34) Type 69-IIB Tank Soviet / Chinese


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Unique ID: 1546
Serial Number: 39851110 (source: N. Baumgardner).
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It is assumed that this Type 69 was captured during the first Gulf War. It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 5 November 2010.


35) T-72 Tank Soviet


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Unique ID: 1465
Serial Number: X09BT5771 (source: D. Moriarty).
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This T-72 is a former Iraqi Republican Guard tank, captured during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 (source: D. Moriarty). It was transported by train from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


36) A34 Comet Tank British


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Unique ID: 1549
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This Mark IB was originally on display outside the RAC Gunnery School near East Lulworth, Dorset, England when it was on loan from the RAC Tank Museum nearby at Bovington (source: Tracklink). It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 5 November 2010.


37) A41 Centurion Tank British


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Unique ID: 1173
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This Mark 5 was donated by the British Army and it is still in running order. It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 5 November 2010.


38) FV4201 Chieftain Tank British


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4
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Unique ID: 341
Serial Number:
Registration: “65 MS 99” painted on right rear mud flap.
Name:
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This Mark 1 was one of the first 40 production vehicles. It was sold to West Germany for trials with the Leopard 2, then transferred to Fort Knox in January 1980. It is still in running order. It was transported by train from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010.


39) FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank British


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Unique ID: 1464
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Registration: 06 SP 41: “06 SP 41” painted on nose.
Name: “HUNTSMAN”? painted on right hull side.
Other Identification: “[0B]” painted on left turret side. Painted overall in a green and black camouflage scheme.

This Challenger was transported by train from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 23 October 2010. 06SP41 was the last of the seven V4 series prototypes (V4C7), it was used as a reference vehicle at RARDE Chertsey, then it was assigned to the Challenger development programme and later still used as the Vickers Defence Systems reference vehicle (source: R. Stickland/TankNet).


40) A22 Churchill Crocodile Flame-Throwing Tank British


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Unique ID: 1548
Serial Number:
Registration: T252118K (source: N. Baumgardner/USAAR).
Name: Eagle (source: N. Baumgardner/USAAR).
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This Churchill was previously part of the Budge collection (source: Churchill Register). It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 5 November 2010.


41) AMX-13/90 Light Tank French


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Unique ID: 1177
Serial Number: 2AN0452 (source: D. Moriarty).
Registration: “668-0100” painted on nose.
Name:
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This AMX-13 was donated by the French Government in June 1977. It had previously been retrofitted with a 90mm gun. It is still in running order.


42) Stridsvagn 103C Tank Swedish


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Unique ID: 1469
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Registration: 202351: “202351” painted on left and right front hull and on rear hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification: “CΔM” painted on front right hull. “S 1” painted on front left hull. Painted overall in a dark green, light green, brown and black camouflage scheme.

This S-Tank was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 5 November 2010.