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UNIQUE ID 1279: M103A2 HEAVY TANK

Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, USA

(Location: Richardson Motor Pool)


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Unique ID: 1279
Added to Database: 20 July 2010
Last Edited: 20 July 2010
Type (ID): M103 (1870)
Model (ID): M103A2 (1873)
Location Category (ID): Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor (67010)
Location (ID): Richardson Motor Pool (67060)
Serial Number: “666” (source: D. Moriarty).
Registration: “USMC 233150” painted on side stowage boxes.
Name:
Other Identification: “A11” painted on turret sides. Yellow square painted on glacis.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Chrysler Corporation Newark Assembly Plant, Newark, New Castle County, Delaware, USA (Sole manufacturer of base M103 1953-4)
2: Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas, USA (Sole organisation for upgrade from M103A1 to M103A2 1962-8)
3: United States Marine Corps Reserve, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA (Until 1974)
4: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Current location)


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Text in original Preserved Tanks In USA publication:

This M103A2 was donated by the USMC. It was transferred from A Company of the 8th Tank Battalion of the USMC Reserve at Louisville, Kentucky, in January 1974. It was on display for many years beside Skidgel Hall (building 1724) on Morande Street; by the summer of 2009 it had been moved to Richardson Motor Pool.


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May 2009

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: May 2009
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 3545
Added: 1 August 2010
Filename: Dig_M103...
Views: 141
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June 1983

Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3532
Added: 20 July 2010
Filename: Scan_M10...
Views: 132
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Front view
3: Front view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3533
Added: 20 July 2010
Filename: Scan_M10...
Views: 88
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Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3534
Added: 20 July 2010
Filename: Scan_M10...
Views: 86
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Front left view
5: Front left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3535
Added: 20 July 2010
Filename: Scan_M10...
Views: 87
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Left view
6: Left view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3536
Added: 20 July 2010
Filename: Scan_M10...
Views: 93
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Right view
7: Right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3537
Added: 20 July 2010
Filename: Scan_M10...
Views: 97
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Front right view
8: Front right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3538
Added: 20 July 2010
Filename: Scan_M10...
Views: 89
Select/Has Priority: 21/0