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Farmer from Hell
March 27, 2006, 19:11
If you look close you can see two notchs that Patton supposedly carved into the grip when he dusted a couple Mexicans back the day.
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Command duce and a half

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Farmer from Hell
March 27, 2006, 19:14
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Farmer from Hell
March 27, 2006, 19:19
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Farmer from Hell
March 27, 2006, 19:22
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Farmer from Hell
March 27, 2006, 19:25
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Farmer from Hell
March 27, 2006, 19:28
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Note custom Iraqi pipe job

and finally for Ted
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Indycar
March 27, 2006, 19:56
Cool pic's. Last summer my Cousin, his 10 year old quads and I took his 79 year old dad who was one of "Patton's boys!" Had a great time, Uncle Bob showed us the type of panzers he ran up against.

MAG58
March 27, 2006, 23:07
We always try to go atleast once a year during the MG shoot.

We didn't get to go last year, but boy after seein that T28, it makes me wanna go again.

FALshot
March 28, 2006, 08:03
Thanks for the pictures. It's great to be able to see some of the highlights,..

Bill Woodward
Portland, Oregon

Indycar
March 28, 2006, 08:17
Anybody know anything about the T28? The BIG quad tracked big gunned US tank that sits outside the museum? The only info on it said 1945 and T28

gordo63
March 28, 2006, 09:01
I used to go pretty often prior to 9/11. Back then, you didn't even realize you were on base because there were no gates or checkpoints to go through. I went back one time back in '02 and it wasn't nearly as much fun having to go through gate security with a carload of family. Driving by there recently, it looks like they've fenced off the museum separately so you don't have to mess with the post gate security, is that true?

Its really a nice place and I would encourage anyone interested in military hardware history to make a visit there. You'll get an eyefull.

DABTL
March 28, 2006, 11:43
Originally posted by Indycar
Anybody know anything about the T28? The BIG quad tracked big gunned US tank that sits outside the museum? The only info on it said 1945 and T28

It is one of two made. It was designed to break through the Siegfreid Line.

It has two treads on each side, one on each side was removed to allow it to be shipped on a Liberty ship.

They were never used. This is the survivor.

Farmer from Hell
March 28, 2006, 12:37
Originally posted by gordo63
Driving by there recently, it looks like they've fenced off the museum separately so you don't have to mess with the post gate security, is that true?

That was the case last spring.

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Opie
March 28, 2006, 15:29
Originally posted by Indycar
Anybody know anything about the T28? The BIG quad tracked big gunned US tank that sits outside the museum? The only info on it said 1945 and T28

That is the sole surviving example. It was, as DABTL stated, designed to punch thru the Sigfried Line. Frontal armor protection for this beast was 12" of hardened steel. I do not remember the sides/rear protection, but the last time I saw that was 12 years ago. It was armed with a 105mm Howitzer, and top speed as I recall was somewhere in the area of 8 mph. I think that it weighed in excess of 100 Tonnes, but I cannot remember for sure.

kyscot
March 28, 2006, 19:10
The cool thing about the Patton Museum is that most of the complete vehicles in the building run. If you go up there around July 4th or Memorial day you get to see them take those babies out and do some doughnuts!

:devil:

They also have the last survivig LST building and it too is filled with running vehicles! They used to use the LST building to train tankers on how to load and unload a real LST.

Way better than the sad collection at Aberdeen. :sad:

Indycar
March 28, 2006, 19:27
Thanks for the info on the T28! man it is one big dude. It doesn't look 60 years old in either design or condition.

As for the gate entry, since I was there last in 99' they have put in a designated exit from US-31 to a new parking area for the museum. You do have to pass thru a a one way gate at the fence separating the parking lot to the museum grounds. Down the road at the pretty white building on the east side of the highway though, things are stricker!

Ssarge
March 28, 2006, 23:35
Back in 1980 the T28 sat in front of Skidgel Hall, at that time the main training center of the Armor School. It had just undergone an extensive renovation. The pad they built for it was very thick, about 4 feet as I recall and just for each track.
It was always fun to watch the museum drive some of the old tanks around. Some were gawdawful loud! I have to get back to Ft. Knox and see the changes, I'm still a member of the Armor Assn. and get annual invites, timing is just the problem.