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Tanks in storage or range target use Elgin Air Force Base
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:44 am
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Not wanting to duplicate content if someone already has this but I visited the storage area on Elgin Air Force Base Florida several weeks ago. I was amazed at the volumes of tanks, apc, anti-aircraft (conventional and guided armaments), recovery, and self propelled artillery on site.

Most everything was mid 1950s on up other than Perishing/Pattons and the four M74 recovery vehicles. Several Soviet items T-72 (I think) and a couple of armored cars (one tagged with an Army Museum tag) plus two Russian trucks one sporting rocket launcher system.

Some weird modifications to the turrets of a line M46Pattons? that were outside of the fenced storage. Made me think that the turret rears were cut off to present a more Soviet tank profile.

And then there was the "salvage" area where the expended range targets were apparently salvaged for scrap. Saw some M113s with extensive damage there too along with rows of hulls and turrets of the expended M46/M47 plus other scrap vehicles.

I only mention this because there seems to be more interest in documenting range targets of interesting types more now.

I will try to post the few pictures taken with my older phone in the near term. However this storage area is also visible from Google maps. I have to transfer my pictures to my laptop and will get them here.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:40 pm
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Is this the location you are talking about: Latitude N30.5075 Longitude W-86.59
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:28 am
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Interesting!! Looking forward to your pictures
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:52 pm
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I found this online


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:38 am
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Would love to just spend a day there collecting SN's and RN's along with a few shots documenting their existence before being destroyed,

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:53 pm
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I found 2 areas of target vehicles West of Eglin AFB. 30degrees30'20.87"N by 86 degrees46'24.17"W

30degrees30'46.78"N by 86degrees35'42.19"W (triangle shaped area).

I used Google Earth, clarity is better than Bing. Dated though, both 3/28/2013. There's a large quantity of various AFVs there.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:24 am
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fineartamerica.com/fea...ndley.html Pershing.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:34 am
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A photo of a lot of M60s here.
www.airfields-freeman...._Eglin.htm
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