Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale)
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#1: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: A-109ELocation: Minneapolis PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:07 am
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Okay, here's the last batch of photos from the FSMM (I can hear the cheers now!). I'd like to thank you characters for both your tolerance and your comments. You're all helping me learn more about armo(u)r and I appreciate that. Smile

The next several are for Jim Web by request.

Jim, these two pieces weren't labeled by the museum, but it seems safe to assume the short-barreled one is the Russian M-1963 D-30 122mm howitzer, while the looooong-barreled one is the Russian M-1944 D-10 100mm gun.
You%20gotta%20love%20the%20towing%20eye%20on%20the%20muzzle.%20Must've%20been%20just%20great%20for%20rounds%20dispersion.%20%208O%20 The%20museum's%20operational%20M60A3. Can%20anyone%20enlighten%20me%20on%20this%20one?%20M59A1?%20No%20trim%20vane. The%2076mm%20gun%20turret%20for%20the%20M4A1%20under%20restoration%20seen%20in%20Pics%20#7%20batch. More%20spares%20in%20the%20restoration%20area. The%20next%20several%20are%20for%20HellonwheelsV100%20(Dave%20C.)%20by%20request. Dave,%20the%20V100%20looks%20like%20it's%20in%20very%20good%20condition%20and%20is%20operational.%20When%20I%20asked%20about%20it%20after%20not%20seeing%20it%20anywhere,%20the%20museum%20director,%20Nick%20Goodwin,%20was%20kind%20enough%20to%20fire%20it%20up%20and%20back%20it%20out%20of%20its%20field%20shelter%20so%20I%20could%20photograph%20it. Walking%20back%20to%20the%20exit%20gate%20thru%20the%20Army%20Reserve%20vehicle%20park. Anyone%20who%20may%20desire%20to%20fly%20in%20to%20view%20the%20museum's%20collection%20will%20find%20it%20very%20convenient.%20This%20is%20the%20main%20terminal%20of%20the%20Minneapolis/St.%20Paul%20International%20Airport%20across%20the%20field%20to%20the%20southwest%20from%20the%20museum.%20(You're%20looking%20across%20the%20Minnesota%20Air%20National%20Guard%20ramp%20(C-130s)%20located%20on%20the%20east%20side%20of%20the%20field. The%20FSMM%20can%20be%20a%20bit%20confusing%20to%20find.%20You'll%20enter%20the%20Ft.%20Snelling%20reservation%20and%20head%20for%20the%20Minnesota%20Air%20National%20Guard%20area.%20Guards%20at%20the%20gate%20will%20direct%20you%20to%20the%20MN/ANG%20Museum%20where%20you'll%20park. Once%20on%20foot,%20head%20north%20passing%20to%20the%20right%20of%20the%20F-101%20Voodoo,%20and%20you'll%20soon%20come%20to%20the%20FSMM%20gate. Once%20through%20the%20gate,%20you'll%20see%20this%20view%20if%20you%20turn%20around.%20The%20entrance%20gate%20and%20path%20lie%20between%20the%20F-101%20and%20the%20F-102%20Delta%20Dagger.%20At%20the%20extreme%20left%20of%20the%20photo%20you'll%20see%20the%20parking%20lot%20you'll%20use%20just%20under%20the%20tail%20of%20the%20F-89%20Scorpion. If%20time%20permits,%20it's%20worth%20your%20while%20to%20view%20the%20Minnesota%20Air%20National%20Guard%20Museum%20as%20well.%20Here's%20an%20old%20friend......... The%20MN/ANG%20Museum%20is%20housed%20in%20the%20old%20Air%20Defense%20Command%20hangar.%20These%20alert%20hangars%20accommodated%20four%20F-102s%20or%20later%20F-106s%20poised%20behind%20quick-acting%20doors,%20pilots%20strapped%20in%20the%20cockpits,%20ready%20to%20tackle%20the%20Russian%20Bear%20bombers%20as%20they%20flew%20over%20the%20polar%20ice%20cap%20towards%20the%20DEW%20line%20and%20points%20south.... A%20nice%20collection%20of%20aircraft%20awaits%20those%20of%20you%20with%20the%20time%20to%20explore....such%20as%20this%20Boeing%20C-97%20Stratocruiser.

Well, that's it. Hope these have been of some interest....and you can start cheering now. Laughing

#2: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: Doug_KibbeyLocation: The Great Satan PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:32 am
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Bob,
Not, M59, but M113 family. Maybe an M106 type as I think the mounts on the side may be for the mortar baseplate. Without a view of the top hatch, hard for me to say for sure, but I think I see hinges for side opening hatches consistant with mortar carrier...somebody else will know.


#3: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: Jens_O_MehnerLocation: Giessen, Germany PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:36 am
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Guns, and APCs, and planes, oh my... Smile Drop in a couple of ironclads, a gunboat and a dreadnought or two, and I'll move.

That there APC is the ole trusty M106- or an M125- (you see this, Jeff?) sans trimvane, the tractor is an M915, and I forgot the designation of the crane. I'm wondering if those Rooshian cum Iraqi guns aren't the same ones I fondled in the holding area at Dhahran AB in '92.

My old friend, the Huey, which I still get to hear regularly (and which evokes memories everytime), the KC-97, which I still remember from waaaaaaaaaaaaay back when at Rhein Main AB (four turnin', two burnin'), the F-89, Century series, C-130, and the Rhino... Aaaah, how I long to hear the sound of those big ole J-79s again and see the smoke trail- sniff, it brings a tear to these ole eyes.

Thanks again, Bob, now when did you say your next roadtrip to a museum was? Mr. Green


#4: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: bsmartLocation: Central Maryland PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:08 am
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Anyone notice something unusual about the C-130?

#5: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: pineyLocation: Republic of Southern New Jersey PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:21 am
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she's running with 3 bladed props instead of the normal four blades

Jef Lewis

#6: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: Doug_KibbeyLocation: The Great Satan PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:21 am
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- bsmart
Anyone notice something unusual about the C-130?


Three bladed props? Seen 'em rarely.


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#7: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: Jens_O_MehnerLocation: Giessen, Germany PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:21 am
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- bsmart
Anyone notice something unusual about the C-130?


"Roman Nose" A-Model with three-bladed props, why do you ask? Cool

#8: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: pineyLocation: Republic of Southern New Jersey PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:25 am
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here's the supersize version


six blades

Jeff Lewis

#9: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: JimWebLocation: The back of beyond PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:11 am
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- A-109E

Jim, these two pieces weren't labeled by the museum, but it seems safe to assume the short-barreled one is the Russian M-1963 D-30 122mm howitzer, while the looooong-barreled one is the Russian M-1944 D-10 100mm gun.


Thanks!

The long-barreled one is an export long barrel [45 calibre] version of the yugoslav Nora - itself a copy of the D-20.

Cool

#10: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: Roy_A_LingleLocation: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:21 pm
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Hi Folks!

- Jens_O_Mehner

That there APC is the ole trusty M106- or an M125- (you see this, Jeff?) sans trimvane,....


That is a M106. The brackets on the side are for the larger part of the base plate and the support arm that holds front leg out in front of the base plate for dismounted operations. Note the smaller center part of the base plate is carried on the right rear fender.



The M125s carried the base plate on top the hull, in front of the cargo hatch to the left rear of the TC's cuplola. There was a cover that protected the tripod which was carried in the area between the cargo hatch and the engine grills to the right of the TC's cuplola.

Spot Report!
Sgt, Scouts Out!

#11: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: Doug_KibbeyLocation: The Great Satan PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:25 pm
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- Roy_A_Lingle
Hi Folks!

- Jens_O_Mehner

That there APC is the ole trusty M106- or an M125- (you see this, Jeff?) sans trimvane,....


That is a M106. The brackets on the side are for the larger part of the base plate and the support arm that holds the tube up. Note the smaller center part of the base plate is carried on the right rear fender.



The M125s carried the base plate on top the hull, in front of the cargo hatch to the left rear of the TC's cuplola. There was a cover that covered up the tripod which was carried in the area between the cargo hatch and the engine grills to the right of the TC's cuplola.

Spot Report!
Sgt, Scouts Out!


YeHaw...I got one right!

#12: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: A-109ELocation: Minneapolis PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:04 pm
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- Doug_Kibbey


YeHaw...I got one right!


Truly, you guys are the masters of Time, Space, and Dimension!

#13: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: Roy_A_LingleLocation: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:18 pm
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Hi Bob (A109) Hi Folks!

- A-109E

Truly, you guys are the masters of Time, Space, and Dimension!


As individuals, we know only bits and pieces, but as a group WE know EVERYTHING! Razz Razz Razz Razz


Sgt, Scouts Out!

P.S.
Super thanks to Tumbleweed for the new Emoticon!

#14: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: JimWebLocation: The back of beyond PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:33 pm
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The Russian M-1963 D-30 122mm howitzer is correct - sorta Its an iraqi produced version called... suprisingley enough 'Saddam'.

That particular M60A3, purely for reference, is an upgraded from an M60A1 AOS....

Cool


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#15: Re: Ft. Snelling Military Museum - Pics #8 (finale) Author: Jens_O_MehnerLocation: Giessen, Germany PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:56 pm
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- Roy_A_Lingle
Hi Folks!
That is a M106. The brackets on the side are for the larger part of the base plate and the support arm that holds front leg out in front of the base plate for dismounted operations. Note the smaller center part of the base plate is carried on the right rear fender.

The M125s carried the base plate on top the hull, in front of the cargo hatch to the left rear of the TC's cuplola. There was a cover that protected the tripod which was carried in the area between the cargo hatch and the engine grills to the right of the TC's cuplola.

Spot Report!
Sgt, Scouts Out!


D'oh- I was so fixated with the roof hatch mounts I didn't even notice the brackets... Now where is the smiley that bangs his head on the wall?




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