Opportunity with a WWI MARK V Liberty Tank

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Opportunity with a WWI MARK V Liberty Tank

Postby mkoloc » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:36 am

Stooped by to see my good bud Larry (Papabear on SS) couple of days ago and he asked me if I wanted to take a quick run out to a motor-pool to look at a job he'd been asked to handle, something to do with a Liberty tank. Being an old Armor Dog I told Larry that the only Liberty tanks that I knew about were built during WWI and were monsters .. sure enough here's what we found. This Mark V has been sitting at Aberdeen for years and is complete to include the running gear and weapons, she was crewed by 8: Commander, driver, 2 gearman and 4 gunners. I am determined to get some interior shots this week. There was some additional pieces (Panther Tank, Panzerspahwagen, Several PaK's) being transported from Ft. Knox (Armor Museum) sitting on flatbeds before being moved down to the secure storage site on Ft. Benning .. grabbed a few shots of those beauties. My heart was pounding like a ma-deuce!

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Last edited by mkoloc on Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Opportunity with a WWI MARK V Liberty Tank

Postby Spec4Don » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:28 pm

My jealousy meter just went through the roof. :mrgreen: . I really like those old WW1 tanks. Would love to see the inside shots 8)

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Re: Opportunity with a WWI MARK V Liberty Tank

Postby ansancle » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:20 pm

Am I hallucinating or is that panther resting on it's belly? How did they load it?
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Re: Opportunity with a WWI MARK V Liberty Tank

Postby mkoloc » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:54 pm

Both the Liberty Tank and the Panther were loaded with a Crane
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Re: Opportunity with a WWI MARK V Liberty Tank

Postby steveo916 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:50 pm

thats a cool looking tank. thanks for posting.
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Re: Opportunity with a WWI MARK V Liberty Tank

Postby FIELDDRAB » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:40 pm

Yes, Thank you for the pics!
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