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UNIQUE ID 536: T-72 TANK

(Model: Asad Babil)

United States Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Rochester, USA

(Location: Chili)


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Unique ID: 536
Added to Database: September 2008
Last Edited: September 2008
Type (ID): T-72 (2690)
Model (ID): Asad Babil (2708)
Location Category (ID): United States Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center (82570)
Location (ID): Chili (82570)
Serial Number: “Ф02BT5425” stamped into the centre of the glacis plate.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: Above left of the serial number is the marking “P-58” and above right “T 28”. Below it is welded a plate with the markings, in rough weld metal, “H & S co, 8TH Tk Bn”. There is also the number “B459 K25” cast into the turret roof just in front of the commander’s cupola.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Russia (Country of origin)
2: United States Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA (Current location)


This T-72 is on display outside the Marine Corps Reserve Center building; previously there were also M60A1 and M103 tanks also on display but these are believed to have been moved to Camp Pendleton (q.v.) some years ago (source: N. Baumgardner). It is mounted on a concrete pad on the lawn in front of and to the side of the main building. It appears to be in fairly good condition.

The tank appears to be a T-72M1 and is likely to have been an Assad Babil (‘Lion of Babylon’), i.e. a T-72 locally produced in Iraq. According to the label in front it was captured during Desert Storm from the Iraqi Republican Guard and returned to this site to be displayed by 8th Tank Battalion. The rough markings on the glacis in weld metal appear to indicate it was the Headquarters and Support Company that originally claimed the capture.

This T-72 mounts a KMT-6M mine plough in the travel position.

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August 2008

Front left high view
1: Front left high view

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 597
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020258...
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Front right high view
2: Front right high view

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 596
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020251...
Views: 163
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Front view
3: Front view

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 578
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020222...
Views: 225
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Front right view
4: Front right view

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 579
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020223...
Views: 150
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Right view
5: Right view

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 580
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020225...
Views: 153
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Rear right view
6: Rear right view

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 581
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020226...
Views: 152
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Right view
7: Right view

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 582
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020227...
Views: 168
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Rear left view
8: Rear left view

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 583
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020228...
Views: 143
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Left view
9: Left view

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 584
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020229...
Views: 172
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Left mine plough, outside
10: Left mine plough, outside

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 585
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020230...
Views: 161
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Left mine plough, inside
11: Left mine plough, inside

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 586
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020231...
Views: 269
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Right mine plough, inside
12: Right mine plough, inside

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 587
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020232...
Views: 146
Select/Has Priority: 21/0
    



Right mine plough, outside
13: Right mine plough, outside

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 588
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020233...
Views: 118
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Turret front
14: Turret front

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 589
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020234...
Views: 125
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Glacis plate, showing number locations
15: Glacis plate, showing number locations

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 590
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020235...
Views: 115
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Serial number and other markings
16: Serial number and other markings

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 591
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020236...
Views: 122
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Turret detail
17: Turret detail

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 592
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020242...
Views: 129
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Casting number below cupola
18: Casting number below cupola

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 593
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020243...
Views: 208
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Commander
19: Commander's machine-gun mount

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 594
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020245...
Views: 287
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Rear deck
20: Rear deck

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 598
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020261...
Views: 143
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Rear high view
21: Rear high view

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 599
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020267...
Views: 143
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Turret top detail
22: Turret top detail

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 600
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020271...
Views: 137
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Exhibit label
23: Exhibit label

Taken: 20 August 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 601
Added: 24 September 2008
Filename: P1020274...
Views: 161
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