Tanks - Patton Tank Museum - M3 Lee Tank
Tanks - Patton Tank Museum - M3 Lee Tank
Tanks - Patton Tank Museum - M3 Lee Tank
Tanks - Patton Tank Museum - M3 Lee Tank

M3 Lee Tank

Sharp eyed visitor Marc Luzietti points out the following about these photos which I had initially identified as an M3 Grant tank: "That one is not a Grant. It's a Lee, although the Americans never used the terms Grant or Lee. Also, this particular one was a recovery vehicle. You can tell from the fake 75mm and the lack of a 37mm on the higher turret. It was an M31B2, which was based on the M3A5 tank. It even has M31 painted right on it.It was an M31B1, which was based on the M3A3, welded hull. You can tell from the fake guns and the hatch where the 75mm should be. What often happens when tanks get turned into museum pieces or put in parks is that they will take whatever is available and cobble together a tank that never existed and call it something else. Or, with recovery vehicles, they will change them back into the combat model it was based off of. Who cares about a recovery vehicle, we want explosions!" Thanks Marc! :) tanks
M3 Lee Tank

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M3 Lee Tank

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M3 Lee Tank

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M3 Lee Tank - front of hull

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M3 Lee Tank - front of hull

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M3 Lee Tank - 75mm gun

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M3 Lee Tank - 75mm gun

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M3 Lee Tank - 75mm gun

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M3 Lee Tank

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M3 Lee Tank

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M3 Lee Tank

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M3 Lee Tank - detail of suspension

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M3 Lee Tank - detail of wheel

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M3 Lee Tank

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Tanks at the Patton Tank Museum




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