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UNIQUE ID 1311: M551 SHERIDAN AIRBORNE LIGHT TANK

(Model: M551)

National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, USA

(Location: Transportation Motor Pool)


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Unique ID:

1311
Added to Database:
17 August 2010
Last Edited:
4 January 2011
Type (ID):
Model (ID):
M551 Sheridan (1150)
M551 (1154)
Location Category (ID):
Location (ID):
National Armor and Cavalry Museum (60100)
Transportation Motor Pool (60140)
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.
Collection Reference:
Links:
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Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Cleveland Tank Plant, Brook Park, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA (Sole manufacturer June 1966-November 1970)
2: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Until September 1978)
3: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Until December 2010)
4: BRAC Transfer, Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA (Road convoy 15 December 2010)
5: National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Current location)


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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.


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December, 2010

Leaving the Patton Museum
1: Leaving the Patton Museum

Taken: 15 December 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 4210
Added: 4 January 2011
Filename: Loaded_M...
Views: 121
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June, 1983

Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3686
Added: 17 August 2010
Filename: Scan_M55...
Views: 90
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Front left view
3: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3687
Added: 17 August 2010
Filename: Scan_M55...
Views: 93
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Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3688
Added: 17 August 2010
Filename: Scan_M55...
Views: 109
Select/Has Priority: 21/0