Real Life Tanks about Town

Easy E
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September 2nd, 2017, 2:46 pm #1

Lately, I have been travelling around the local area for fun and research. These are mostly small towns in rural parts of the state, but there are all sorts of fun things you run across while on the road. Of interest to this board are probably the following....





An M3 Sherman located at a small local park as a veterans memorial. It looks like an upgunned variant since this was a memorial to local soldiers in the Korean war.

Next we have this tank in front of a local VFW Post....





This looks like a Vietnam era M-60 Patton tank, but there was no plague verifying any of the details. Instead it was just parked in the parking lot.

I am sure some of the experts on here can give me more details about these tanks. If you have run across some local tanks, please add on to this thread.
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scrubber
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September 2nd, 2017, 11:30 pm #2

Love to help, but no pictures showing at my end.
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lavadude360
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September 3rd, 2017, 5:15 pm #3

Yeah nothing showing on those image links for me either :/

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September 6th, 2017, 5:05 pm #4

Hmmmm. I will review them.



and



Better?
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September 6th, 2017, 10:24 pm #5

Uh-uh.
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September 26th, 2017, 4:21 pm #6

Still can't see tanks.
See if I can posted picture of little boat.

"Queen Elizabeth"
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September 26th, 2017, 8:23 pm #7

Yes that is indeed a boat

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April 20th, 2018, 3:05 pm #8

Not in my town, but at Portsmouth. [sons home.]

German 88mm, using son for scale.

And you don't just get one, but a pair.
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El Diablo
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April 20th, 2018, 4:00 pm #9

Ah Fort Nelson. Cracking little day out that.
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April 23rd, 2018, 4:41 pm #10

Well I'm suprised that you didn't see this in Portsmouth, parked outside the D-day museum, just off the seafront.



Churchill Crocodile minus its trailer.
This hasn't always been at Portsmouth, when Newhaven Fort first opened to the public, late 70s to early 80s, this was a static exhibit inside there, and there was a newspaper story about its arrival because the transporter it was on wouldn't fit through the fort gates, so the tank was off-loaded, its engine started and driven in under its own power. I had a look inside once, at Newhaven, and it looked like a litter bin inside, most disrespectful! I'd like to think it's looked after better where it is now.
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