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UNIQUE ID 330: MBT-70 TANK

U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen Proving Ground, USA

(Location: Display Park)


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Unique ID: 330
Added to Database: July 2008
Last Edited: 5 January 2014
Type (ID): Kampfpanzer 70 (440)
Model (ID): MBT-70 (772)
Location Category (ID): U.S. Army Ordnance Museum (70050)
Location (ID): Display Park (70060)
Serial Number: “A-00003” marked in weld metal on glacis plate, indicating Pilot 3 (but “NO. 5” painted on aft hull sides).
Registration: 09A003 67 (but “09A 005 67” painted on aft hull sides).
Name:
Other Identification: “NON-BALLISTIC” marked in weld metal on glacis plate. “U.S. ARMY” painted on aft hull sides. White stars painted on forward turret sides.
Collection Reference:
Links: AFVNDB
References:
Associated Tanks:

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: Detroit Tank Arsenal / TACOM, Warren, Macomb County, Michigan, USA (Estimated mid/late 1970s)
3: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Until early 1990s)
4: U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford County, Maryland, USA (Current location)


Text in original Preserved German Tanks publication:

This prototype, serial number 09A003, is on display beside Old Ironsides Avenue. It was acquired from TACOM at Detroit, Michigan. It is made of non-ballistic steel and has large weights welded onto its turret for testing purposes. The rubber parts of its tracks and roadwheels are largely perished.

Text in Preserved German Tanks Update:

This MBT-70 was moved from Fort Knox to Aberdeen Proving Ground in the early 1990s in a trade for the APG King Tiger. It was initially displayed in front of the Ordnance Museum, then on the ‘Mile of Tanks’. It has been mistakenly labeled as Pilot No. 5, reg number 09A 005 67, probably by copying from the picture of that vehicle in Hunnicutt’s Abrams book. (Source: N. Baumgardner/AFVNDB).

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October 2012

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 1 October 2012
Contributor: R.S. Eshleman
Photo ID: 9192
Added: 5 January 2014
Filename: img1795_...
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Close-up of glacis markings
2: Close-up of glacis markings

Taken: 1 October 2012
Contributor: R.S. Eshleman
Photo ID: 9193
Added: 5 January 2014
Filename: img1796_...
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September 2007

Front left view, photo by M. Pellegrini
3: Front left view, photo by M. Pellegrini

Taken: 19 September 2007
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 8629
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: 1_MBT-70...
Views: 118
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Front view, photo by M. Pellegrini
4: Front view, photo by M. Pellegrini

Taken: 19 September 2007
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 8630
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: 2_MBT-70...
Views: 739
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July 2007

Right view, photo by Fat yankee
5: Right view, photo by Fat yankee

Taken: 5 July 2007
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 8631
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: 0007rb5r...
Views: 469
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Rear left view, photo by Fat yankee
6: Rear left view, photo by Fat yankee

Taken: 5 July 2007
Contributor: Wikimedia
Photo ID: 8632
Added: 25 August 2012
Filename: 0007s3qe...
Views: 232
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June 1983

Front right view
7: Front right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 1276
Added: 23 May 2009
Filename: Scan_MBT...
Views: 141
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Right view
8: Right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2752
Added: 17 March 2010
Filename: Scan_MBT...
Views: 100
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Rear right view
9: Rear right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2753
Added: 17 March 2010
Filename: Scan_MBT...
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Left view
10: Left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2754
Added: 17 March 2010
Filename: Scan_MBT...
Views: 110
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Front left view
11: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2755
Added: 17 March 2010
Filename: Scan_MBT...
Views: 117
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Front view
12: Front view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 2756
Added: 17 March 2010
Filename: Scan_MBT...
Views: 148
Select/Has Priority: 20/0