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National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, USA

(Location: Transportation Motor Pool)

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Unique ID: 1284
Added to Database: 7 August 2010
Last Edited: 12 February 2011
Type (ID): M3 Lee/Grant (1250)
Model (ID): M3A3 Lee IV/V (1258)
Location Category (ID): National Armor and Cavalry Museum (60100)
Location (ID): Transportation Motor Pool (60140)
Serial Number: 1099.
Name: “Kentucky” painted on rear side stowage boxes.
Other Identification: “L 3” painted on sponson. White stripe painted around turret. White stars on turret sides.
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Location History:
(see map)

1: Baldwin Locomotive Works, Eddystone, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA (Sole manufacturer March-December 1942)
2: Brazil (Brazilian Army until April 1976)
3: Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor, Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA (Until 8 December 2010)
4: BRAC Transfer, Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky, USA (Road convoy December 2010)
5: National Armor and Cavalry Museum, Fort Benning, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA (Current location)

Text in original Preserved American Tanks publication:

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Text in Preserved American Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In USA publication:

This tank, one lend-1eased to Brazil, was donated by the Brazilian Army, from their reserve, to the museum in April 1976. It had been found with a tree growing up through the driver's floor escape hatch and out through the sponson roof hatch. It was in a very poor condition but was restored to running order using parts from the museum’s M31B2 TRV. It was moved by transporter from Fort Knox to Fort Benning on 8 December 2010.

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December 2010

Ready for transport to Fort Benning
1: Ready for transport to Fort Benning

Taken: 8 December 2010
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 4487
Added: 11 February 2011
Filename: Loaded_M...
Views: 187
Select/Has Priority: 21/0




Being towed by the Patton Museum
2: Being towed by the Patton Museum's M728 recovery vehicle

Taken: 2009 (Estimated)
Contributor: D. Moriarty
Photo ID: 4242
Added: 9 January 2011
Filename: Dig_CEVw...
Views: 235
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June 1983

Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 30 June 1983
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 3564
Added: 7 August 2010
Filename: Scan_M3A...
Views: 245
Select/Has Priority: 21/0