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These are some pics I took at the Patton Museum in Ft. Knox, KY a few years ago. As an old tank mechanic Knox has always held a special place in my heart. As has General Patton. I LOVE his registered magnum. He called it his “killing gun”. Nothing quite like a 357 Smith Smile
And his dog Willie. Rest in peace Willie, you were a great companion.

The Father of Armor, in the Home of Armor.

































































































And a bottle of this stuff I found at the local ABC with a glass I got at the museum. I'll sip it soon Smile

 
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I visited that Museum in summer of '57 when I was a boot at Ft Knox.

Most memorable was the huge German tank on display. Made me wonder then how we did win WWII in Europe.


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What is the story of the tank barrel split at the end?
Also thanks for sharing these photos.
 
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Most memorable was the huge German tank on display.


The German armored vehicle with the rusty tan paint shown in the photos above is a Sturmgeschutz III.

It's a self-propelled artillery piece (or "assault gun"), not a true "tank". They were originally designed to provide mobile artillery support through indirect fire, but as the war progressed, the Germans utilized them to good effect as tank destroyers with direct fire.

Especially towards the end of the war, StuGs were actually more common than true "tanks" in the German military.
 
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What is the story of the tank barrel split at the end?
Also thanks for sharing these photos.
Looks like a Sherman 45Cal and I wondered the same. That display is excellent. Love to see it all.
 
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Thanks for the pictures. He was a great American patriot.



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Thank you for the excellent photos!


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What is the story of the tank barrel split at the end?
Also thanks for sharing these photos.
Looks like a Sherman 45Cal and I wondered the same. That display is excellent. Love to see it all.


David I recognize the tank ,was hoping the story of barrel,did they shoot it with the tompkin on it and cause projectile to explode
I know navel ships have two types ,one for ports that is dress and a canvas for sea.
Ships have enough air pressure to blow them off without exposing personnel during battle stations
 
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Thanks for the pictures. Haven't been thru the museum since the early '70's when I was at Ft. Knox going to officer's basic.


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I enjoyed the photos, thanks for posting. I spent some time at Ft. Knox, AIT, NCOC, and as an assistant instructor before going to Vietnam as a TC in early '69.

If I'm ever back in that area, I intend to go to that museum.


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Pretty cool stuff!





Upon being asked by an American reporter where he got his "pearl" handled revolvers, Patton reportedly replied:

"Son, only a pimp in a Louisiana whorehouse carries pearl handled revolvers, these are ivory!"

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