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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Stump the Blogmeister

Hello again all you tankmeisters! Today we want to return to discussing our recent trip to the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum in Aberdeen, Maryland. Our tour guide took us to a remote lot were a lot of old prototype stuff is parked. This was a great opportunity because these vehicles are not considered to be on public display.

We saw two enormous U.S. heavy tank prototypes from the WWII era. They were never put into production because the logistics of getting them to the overseas war zones was just too hard. Here's the problem, I was so busy taking pictures that I was only half listening to what our guide was saying, so I can't remember the names of these beasts. He called one "the M6" and the other I don't know at all. If anyone knows, please leave a comment. I could always send an E-mail question to the kind gent who showed us around, but that would spoil all the fun, don't you think?

Anyway, I was kind of shocked when I saw these. I had never seen or heard of them before. I might be exaggerating, but it seemed to me that these things were comparable in size to the German Tiger tanks of WWII. If you think I'm wrong, please tell me!

Here is a photo of the first one:

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