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UNIQUE ID 2370: M551A1 SHERIDAN AIRBORNE LIGHT TANK

Military Museum of Southern New England, Danbury, USA

(Location: External Display Area)


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Unique ID:

2370
Added to Database:
22 August 2012
Last Edited:
27 August 2012
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
M551 Sheridan (1150)
M551A1 Sheridan (1156)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
Military Museum of Southern New England (56000)
External Display Area (56002)
Serial Number:
Registration: 12C76468: “U.S.ARMY 12C 76468” painted on forward hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification: “15” painted on hull sides. “25-1-3/4 CAV” painted on right nose and hull rear. “C15” painted on left nose and rear. Red and white guidon insignia painted on forward hull sides.
Collection Reference: Exhibit 9.
Links: US Military Museum 2007 Newsletter
US Military Museum 2005 Newsletter
Maloney Gallery
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Cleveland Tank Plant, Brook Park, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA (Sole manufacturer of base M551 June 1966-November 1970)
2: Military Museum of Southern New England, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA (Current location)
3: New Haven – Connecticut, USA (Memorial Day Parade May 2005)
4: Military Museum of Southern New England, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA (Current location)
5: Danbury Mall – Connecticut, USA (Heroes at Home 2007)
6: Military Museum of Southern New England, Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA (Current location)


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In early 2005 this M551 was restored and repainted from ‘Desert Storm’ camouflaged colour scheme to a ‘Vietnam era’ green, with some first-hand advice from Jan Weiss, a Sheridan tank commander in Vietnam, to ensure the authenticity of the restoration. In recognition of Jan’s guidance the Sheridan is now marked “25-I-3/4 CAV C-15”, his vehicle in “’Nam”. The project leader was Alan Balto and team members including the Ashley brothers, Jimbo Monette, Richie Lacarie, Kevin Mara, and a host of other volunteers. The first public event for Jan’s tank was the North Haven Memorial Day Parade on Saturday 28 May 2005. (Source: US Military Museum 2005 Newsletter). It also attended a ‘Heroes at Home’ fundraiser at Danbury Mall in 2007 (source: US Military Museum 2007 Newsletter).
It is displayed with its flotation screen, though the screen shows signs of damage. It is displayed with its driver’s hatch open.


Images - Photographs and NavPix (click to expand or browse)

May 2009

Turret top
1: Turret top

Taken: 4 May 2009
Contributor: M. Holloway
Photo ID: 8636
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: Turret_M...
Views: 39
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Driver
2: Driver's hatch

Taken: 4 May 2009
Contributor: M. Holloway
Photo ID: 8637
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: Detail_M...
Views: 37
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    

    

August 2008

Upper front right view
3: Upper front right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8495
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020167...
Views: 53
Select/Has Priority: 21/21
    



 

Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8496
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1010913...
Views: 65
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



 

Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8497
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1010915...
Views: 46
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Rear left view
6: Rear left view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8498
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1010997...
Views: 49
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Rear right view
7: Rear right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8499
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1010996...
Views: 65
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front right view
8: Front right view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8500
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1010914...
Views: 43
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Rear left view
9: Rear left view

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8501
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020003...
Views: 32
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Driver
10: Driver's hatch

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8502
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020001...
Views: 41
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Driver
11: Driver's position

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8503
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1020002...
Views: 47
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Close-up of registration number
12: Close-up of registration number

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8504
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1010999...
Views: 36
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Nose marking
13: Nose marking

Taken: 16 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 8505
Added: 24 August 2012
Filename: P1010998...
Views: 47
Select/Has Priority: 21/0