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Old 08-11-2014, 01:45 PM
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Every Memorial Day the Fort Knox military base opens up their restricted areas for several hours to civilians to have access to the over one hundred cemeteries on the post. While the primary purpose of our trip was to check out the cemeteries, we ran across quite a few of these abandoned tanks along the sides of the road while we were driving.

While most of the public is familiar with Fort Knox as the location where the U.S. Treasury has their bullion depositary guarded, it is also a military base that housed the Armor School up until 2010. The road we were driving was right on the border of the area used for artillery and armor fire, which explains why the tanks were close by. While many of the tanks we passed did have more extensive damage, indicating they may have been used as hard targets, these tanks didn't display any signs that they were on the firing line. These tanks may have been used in recovery exercises, or their time may have never came to be used as targets.

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Re: Fort Knox Tank Graveyard

M60's with at least 1 m48 in there

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M60's with at least 1 m48 in there
I think they're all M60s.

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M60's with at least 1 m48 in there
They're all M60s.

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They're all M60s.
Look at the rounded front hull in the last picture, looks like an m48 to me

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Re: Fort Knox Tank Graveyard

Cool place to explore

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Look at the rounded front hull in the last picture, looks like an m48 to me
The turret is the give away.... the stowage cage and the turret shape is not the dome shape of the m48.

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The turret is the give away.... the stowage cage and the turret shape is not the dome shape of the m48.
I think you are thinking of the M60A1?

Either way, great post, no sense in ruining it by arguing, it doesn't really matter, does it?

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