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UNIQUE ID 1296: M2A3 LIGHT TANK

National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, USA

(Location: Transportation Motor Pool)


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Unique ID:

1296
Added to Database:
11 August 2010
Last Edited:
12 February 2011
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
M2 (1020)
M2A3 (1023)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
National Armor and Cavalry Museum (60100)
Transportation Motor Pool (60140)
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.
Collection Reference:
Links:
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Rock Island Arsenal Museum, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, Illinois, USA (Design parent and sole manufacturer 1938)
2: Smithsonian Institution, National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, USA (Until June 1972)
3: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Until 15 December 2010)
4: BRAC Transfer, Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA (Road convoy December 2010)
5: National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Current location)


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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.


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December, 2010

Leaving the Patton Museum for the move to Fort Benning
1: Leaving the Patton Museum for the move to Fort Benning

Taken: 15 December 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 4491
Added: 12 February 2011
Filename: Loaded_M...
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June, 1983

Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3648
Added: 11 August 2010
Filename: Scan_M2A...
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3649
Added: 11 August 2010
Filename: Scan_M2A...
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Front view
4: Front view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3650
Added: 11 August 2010
Filename: Scan_M2A...
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Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3651
Added: 11 August 2010
Filename: Scan_M2A...
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Left view
6: Left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3652
Added: 11 August 2010
Filename: Scan_M2A...
Views: 97
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