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UNIQUE ID 331: MBT-70 TANK

Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

(Location: Solitary Vehicles)


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Unique ID: 331
Added to Database: July 2008
Last Edited: 25 August 2012
Type (ID): Kampfpanzer 70 (440)
Model (ID): MBT-70 (772)
Location Category (ID): Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor (67010)
Location (ID): Solitary Vehicles (67050)
Serial Number: Pilot 4 (source: N. Baumgardner/AFVNDB).
Registration: 09A004 67 (source: N. Baumgardner/AFVNDB).
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Links: AFVNDB
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Krauss-Maffei GmbH, Munich, Germany (Deutsche Entwicklungs-Gesellschaft mbH consortium - DEG - also included MaK plus Rheinstahl-Henschel and Lutherwerke)
2: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This is an MBT-70 hull converted to become an automotive test-rig and torsion-bar prototype of the XM803. It is fitted with an MBT-70 turret. It was used as a test-bed for the XM1 Abrams, then stripped of usable parts and shipped to Fort Knox for use as a target. It was diverted by the Armor and Engineer Board to become a monument, when M60 parts were added to give it the appearance of a complete tank. It is now on display beside their building (number 1109) and F Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. It was acquired by the museum in January 1980.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

Originally an MBT-70 and shown in Hunnicutt’s Abrams book being loaded on a trailer. Modified by Colonel Jimmie Pigg with M60 and M88 parts to serve as an XM803 surrogate. (Source: N. Baumgardner/AFVNDB).

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June 1983

The MBT-70 on F Street, Fort Knox
1: The MBT-70 on F Street, Fort Knox

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 254
Added: 4 July 2008
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Front view
2: Front view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2748
Added: 17 March 2010
Filename: Scan_MBT...
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2749
Added: 17 March 2010
Filename: Scan_MBT...
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Left view
4: Left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2750
Added: 17 March 2010
Filename: Scan_MBT...
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Rear left view
5: Rear left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2751
Added: 17 March 2010
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Front right view
6: Front right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2809
Added: 21 March 2010
Filename: Scan_MBT...
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