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M551 Sheridan
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.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:57 am
Post subject: M551 Sheridan

By popular request from a weekend archive 'dig'.

Not sure if these are 'new' but I thought pretty interesting.

First, prototypes:

of%20course,%20this%20is%20a%20tank%20that%20'floats'.... An%20interesting%20personal%20story.%20%20In%201990,%20I%20did%20an%20NTC%20rotation.%20%20While%20in%20the%20'dust%20bowl',%20I%20bumped%20into%20a%20former%20crewman%20from%20Germany.%20%20He%20was%20assigned%20to%20Ft%20Irwin.%20%20He%20mentioned%20that%20his%20(Vismod)%20Tank%20ID%20#%20was%20432,%20which%20it%20turns%20out%20was%20the%20unit%20we%20served%20in,%20in%20Germany%20(4/32%20Ar). Days%20later,%20while%20'In%20the%20Box',%20my%20tank%20was%20positioned%20in%20an%20excellent%20hasty%20defense.%20%20I%20was%20able%20to%20use%20a%20'wadi'%20as%20a%20natural%20fighting%20position,%20and%20it%20oriented%20toward%20a%20trail%20that%20the%20OPFOR%20used%20to%20penetrate%20our%20positions.%20%20Sitting%20in%20the%20hidden%20position%20I%20recorded%2016%20OPFOR%20vehicle%20'kills'%20(Tanks%20&%20PC).%20%20The%20last%20two%20vehicles%20I%20was%20able%20to%20shoot%20were%20tank%20#'s%20432%20&%20433.%20%20Of%20course,%20my%20tank%20was%20then%20'killed'%20by%20a%20platoon%20of%20tanks%20that%20caught%20me%20in%20the%20grill%20doors%20with%20point%20blank%20direct%20fire.%20%20(BUT%20I%20got%20more%20of%20them,%20before%20being%20'dispatched',....an%20NTC%20goal,%20is%20to%20at%20least%20get%20a%20few%20of%20them%20before%20being%20'waxed'.) Not%20sure%20when%20this%20photo%20was%20taken,%20but%20notice%20the%20turret%20#,.....

ahhh the fond memories... Mr. Green


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:59 am
Post subject: Re: M551 Sheridan

And a few more, before getting 'busy' this morning.....



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