#1: T72 (SN Y11B15727) Author: Dontos, Location: Vine Grove, KYPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:10 pm ---- Today I took the time to record this T72. It was captured during Operation Desert Storm by elements of the 1/4 Cav.
It came to Ft Knox & the Patton museum in 1992. It was operational at time of arrival. For several years it was 'showcased' during vehicle demonstrations manned by volunteers who operated it.
Thanks for the info. The 1984 date seems to match some of the interior data plate info. Today I was able to crawl into the T72 and here is what I found.
I'm not a big guy, but really had a difficult time manually traversing the turret. The gunners position was a tight fit. Never really spent much time checking out the T72. Boy it was cramped.
#9: Re: T72 (SN Y11B15727) Author: panamadan, Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:45 pm ---- Don,
Years ago I got to climb into Stewart's T72 and was amazed on how tight it was-I never did make into the driver's hole as I'm just not that thin! I remember that the gunner's seat bottom was mounted on the turret floor and clould not slide back and forth to adjust for the gunner's size. I've read that in the Soviet Army to be in certail MOS's one had to be a certain height-if so, then that would explain why the seat did not have any adjustment.
#10: Re: T72 (SN Y11B15727) Author: Dontos, Location: Vine Grove, KYPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:31 pm ---- Here are a few other interesting items found in this former Iraqi/ former Soviet Tank.
Most of the data plates are in english. I assume this is typical in an 'export' vehicle.