±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: DIEGO38
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6597

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 142
Total: 142
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Photo Gallery
02: Photo Gallery
03: Community Forums
04: Photo Gallery
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Photo Gallery
09: Photo Gallery
10: Photo Gallery
11: Community Forums
12: Photo Gallery
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Photo Gallery
19: Photo Gallery
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Photo Gallery
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Photo Gallery
28: Community Forums
29: Photo Gallery
30: Community Forums
31: Photo Gallery
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Photo Gallery
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Photo Gallery
47: Photo Gallery
48: Photo Gallery
49: Community Forums
50: Photo Gallery
51: Statistics
52: Photo Gallery
53: Photo Gallery
54: Community Forums
55: Photo Gallery
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Photo Gallery
62: Photo Gallery
63: Photo Gallery
64: Photo Gallery
65: Photo Gallery
66: Photo Gallery
67: Community Forums
68: Photo Gallery
69: Photo Gallery
70: Photo Gallery
71: News
72: Community Forums
73: Photo Gallery
74: Community Forums
75: Member Screenshots
76: Community Forums
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Photo Gallery
83: Photo Gallery
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Home
88: Community Forums
89: Photo Gallery
90: Home
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: Community Forums
94: Photo Gallery
95: Home
96: Home
97: Photo Gallery
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums
100: Community Forums
101: Community Forums
102: Photo Gallery
103: Member Screenshots
104: Community Forums
105: Community Forums
106: Community Forums
107: Community Forums
108: Community Forums
109: Community Forums
110: Home
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Community Forums
114: Community Forums
115: Photo Gallery
116: News Archive
117: Community Forums
118: Community Forums
119: Photo Gallery
120: Community Forums
121: Downloads
122: Photo Gallery
123: Photo Gallery
124: Community Forums
125: Community Forums
126: Community Forums
127: Community Forums
128: Photo Gallery
129: Home
130: Member Screenshots
131: News Archive
132: Community Forums
133: Community Forums
134: Community Forums
135: Photo Gallery
136: Community Forums
137: Member Screenshots
138: Community Forums
139: Home
140: Statistics
141: Community Forums
142: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
M1A2 SEP at Ft Hood.....
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:36 pm
Post subject: M1A2 SEP at Ft Hood.....

This M1A2 SEP was at the Killeen 125th Birthday celebration as part of a large military display. I spoke with the Staff Sergeant / Tank Commander and he gave me a little info on this tank. It served in either OIF 2 or 3 with 1/8 Cav, then was left in theater where this TC drew it as part of 3-67 AR, 4th ID. After it's deployment with 3-67, it was a "piece of junk" per the TC. It was sent to Lima, Ohio for "re-fit" where it was upgraded to A2 SEP standards. This TC told me most M1's see a rebuild between 2-3,000 miles. This particular M1 had over 7,000 miles before being re-fitted. It would not have even been re-fitted had it not been hit by an IED. The TC then pointed out damage that was not repaired at refit, such as the smoke grenade launchers, and the small BB size hole in the side panel by the base of the barrell. The TC also told me the IED dented the barrell which was replaced. He also said all the side skirts on the side the barrell is hung out over were replaced as well. However they all looked the same and carried the same serial numbers on all plates on both sides. My 7 year old Morgan got to sit in the drivers hole and I had him stand next to the tank round for a size comparison, (Morgans 48inches tall). More pictures to follow of other display equipment.

_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:00 pm
Post subject: Re: M1A2 SEP at Ft Hood.....

Other items on display included an M109 Paladin, an MLRS, Mummer, and an M2 Bradley. There was also an LMTV and an Apache and Blackhawk. Helicopters are always a hit with my boys. I explained to them that I always sat where Jeffrey, (my 12 year old on the left) is sitting when I flew AirAssault missions with 1-503rd INF in Korea.

_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
SFC_Jeff_Button
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:00 pm
Post subject: Re: M1A2 SEP at Ft Hood.....

I actually thought someone might comment on the mileage of this M1 and its refit/ schedule. Any comments?!?!?!

_________________
SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Roy_A_Lingle
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1997
Location: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:04 am
Post subject: Re: M1A2 SEP at Ft Hood.....

Hi Jeff! Hi Folks!

- SFC_Jeff_Button

I actually thought someone might comment on the mileage of this M1 and its refit/ schedule. Any comments?!?!?!


Sometimes the mileage goes way over the normal turn in due to the situation were the vehicles are. It didn't surpise me.

While I can not comment on M1 mileages, I was assigned to a test unit at Hunter Leggitt (Sp-?) and we had 25 x M60A1s and 12 x M113A1s. If I remember right, the turn in mileage for a M60 was something like 6,000 for depot level rebuild and most of those 25 tanks had 10,000 plus miles on them. The place was about 25 or 30 miles from the nearest rail head (Camp Roberts) and the the local roads could not support vehicles that heavy. Sense the unit was a test TDA outfit and not a TOE unit with a combat mission, those tanks were not turned in unless some very major happiened to them.

To move tanks between the rail head at Camp Roberts and the camp, the Army would pay local farmers/ranchers for the right-of-way to drive and tow heavy tracked vehicles acrossed their land. The Army also had to pay for repairs to all fences that needed to be cut and pulled out of the way.

Some of my old history,
Sgt, Scouts Out!

_________________
"You can never have too much reconnaissance."
General G.S. Patton Jr.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum