WTH, Found a tank today.

Easyeight13

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Yup, the tank is still there!
707 E Georgia Ave, Ruston, LA 71270
(Basic member, cant post a picture, but it is on google maps.)
 

Jericho

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Hum, isn't that the M60 A1 that was displayed in the VFW park on Lower Third street in Alexandria LA in the early ninties, Disappeared one night and all that was left were a set of Semi tracks, Ruston is just up the road, hum weird?!
 

Easyeight13

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Hum, isn't that the M60 A1 that was displayed in the VFW park on Lower Third street in Alexandria LA in the early ninties, Disappeared one night and all that was left were a set of Semi tracks, Ruston is just up the road, hum weird?!
Can't say I'm familiar with that event... judging from the foliage around the tank I'd guess it looks like it has been sitting for 15-20 years.
 

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We were planning a move for an M-60 in Ohio, and may still have to do it, its 63 tons, and we'd have to split the load, hull and powerpac on one lowboy, turret (on a turret stand) on the second, that would put us under the 40 tom limit imposed by the ODOT.. (wierd people) We also could move it in one piece with a seven axle "stinger" rig. But it should be able to be towed fairly easily with it in neutral, and with local law enforcement assist, slow enough that any recovery wrecker could pull it and stop it when needed. But it also could be pulled with a heavy road tractor or even some heavy commercial/ farm units.
I've moved my Chieftain Mk10 at 60 tons through Ohio... had permits and escorts, no issue.
I also had my T-55AM2, and T-72M1 move through ohio, ... 72a1 was 48 tons.

Its best to use people who move heavy haul all the time, they get things done... even in Ohio.
 
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jeepsguy

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Hi guys.
We have an M60 at our VFW post in Glen Allen, VA. We acquired it from a nearby VFW post that closed. We did the necessary transfer paperwork thru the army. We had it moved by commercial transport and drove it on and off the truck. After it was parked on a slab, we welded up all the hatches as required. The one in LA can probably be transferred too (to an eligible recipient). You might have to get the army to research the current caretaker. You can be sure the army still has the records.
 

MrGoodwreck

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Not sure why this is still posted. That vehicle is mine. I grew tired of it and decided to park it there since I can only drive one at a time. Only have a dozen in a dozen different states. Prefer the power to weight ratio of the M1A2 I got and that's my daily driver.
I still have one of yours in my garage, did you want me to fuel her up for ya? :)
 

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So, I understand tanks are the next level of collecting and all sorts of new legal questions need to be answered for ownership, but, if I now where the govt. dumped some into the ocean would they be abandoned property or not?
 

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So, I understand tanks are the next level of collecting and all sorts of new legal questions need to be answered for ownership, but, if I now where the govt. dumped some into the ocean would they be abandoned property or not?
Typically no. The government/military rarely gives up ownership. Talk to some of the folks who have recovered planes after 60 years at the bottom of a lake just to have them confiscated once they were restored.
 

925a2Tim

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Thats what I thought, I was just hoping someone would say there is a difference between losing equipment and throwing it away. ie dumping it in the ocean.
 

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Thats what I thought, I was just hoping someone would say there is a difference between losing equipment and throwing it away. ie dumping it in the ocean.
Here's a quick test to answer this predicament:

1. Does the DATA PLATE still say "U.S. GOVERNMENT PROPERTY".
IF YES, go to #2.

2. Has OWNERSHIP been transferred to "you" PRIOR to the recovery of said PROPERTY of UNCLE SAM?
(I.E.: Do you have an SF-97 releasing said item from Uncle's OWNERSHIP.)
IF YES, take it home.
IF NO, GO HOME (empty-handed)

THEREFORE: Whether "lost" or "dumped" it just ain't anybody else's property until Uncle says so.
 

jeffhuey1n

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Here's a quick test to answer this predicament:

1. Does the DATA PLATE still say "U.S. GOVERNMENT PROPERTY".
IF YES, go to #2.

2. Has OWNERSHIP been transferred to "you" PRIOR to the recovery of said PROPERTY of UNCLE SAM?
(I.E.: Do you have an SF-97 releasing said item from Uncle's OWNERSHIP.)
IF YES, take it home.
IF NO, GO HOME (empty-handed)

THEREFORE: Whether "lost" or "dumped" it just ain't anybody else's property until Uncle says so.
I would never advocate midnight requisitioning of government property. However, a fine example of American iron, just sitting there, gives a potential for a display in a small piece of land. Somebody owns the land but they don’t seem to care what’s done with it. Someone owns the tank but they don’t seem to care what it looks like. So, possibly, you have an opportunity to beautify an eyesore, create a tribute to Veterans and a nice place to sit back and watch the squirrels play. Just a thought...
I wonder what the serial number for the tank is?
 
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