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Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor Part 2

1) M1A1 Abrams. American third-gen MBT named after General Creighton Abrams. Highly mobile, the Abrams is designed for modern armored warfare and tank-to-tank combat. Notable features include the use of a powerful multifuel turbine engine, the adoption of sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. The M1 Abrams entered U.S. service in 1980, replacing the M60. The M1 remains the principal main battle tank of the United States Army and Marine Corps, and the armies of Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Iraq. The M1A1 upgrade began production in 1985 and continued to 1992, adding a pressurized NBC system, a rear bustle rack for improved stowage of supplies and crew belongings, redesigned blow-off panels and new M256 120 mm smoothbore cannon.

2 & 3) XM1 Abrams. American limited production prototype for the M! Abrams MBT. After the MBT-70 program was cancelled, as well as the iterative XM803, funds were reallocated to the XM815, renamed later XM1 Abrams. This new program reused most of the XM803 features but again, in a simpler and cheaper way. The need to eliminates the costliest technologies from the failed MBT-70 project, defined those used in the new tank. In June 1973, Chrysler and GM were awarded the contract to built prototypes of the new tank designated M1, handed over to the US Army for trials in February 1976. The first batch of M1s, before standardization, were still designated XM-1s, as Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) models.

4 & 5) M52A1. American 105mm SPG based off of the M41 Walker Bulldog light tank’s chassis. Development began in 1948 and was known as the T98 Howitzer Motor Carriage and entered service in 1951. Total production amounted to some 541 vehicles and the M52 saw extensive use during Vietnam and remains in service with some armies to this day. This M52A1 was donated by the Army in 1965

6) XM551 Sheridan. American prototype for the M551 Sheridan light tank. In the immediate post-World War II era, the US Army introduced the M41 Walker Bulldog into service to fill the role of a light tank. The lifespan of the M41 was fairly short; at 25 tons it was considered too heavy to be a true light tank, and had a rather short cruising range. With the appearence of the Pt-76 amphibious tank, the prototypes in development were scrapped and the XM551 begun. The XM551 would turn into the questionably useful M551 Sheridan and serve in Vietnam. This Sheridan was acquired by the museum from Army Material Command at Rock Island, Illinois in May 1971/

7) M4A3E8(76)w HVSS. American medium tank of WWII, the M4A3(76) HVSS upgraded the standard M4′s main gun to a more powerful 76mm cannon and Horizontal Volute Spring Suspension. This new suspension allowed for greater mobility as well as heavier armor. The vehicle was mass-produced beginning in late March 1945, with a total of 4542 the М4А3(76)W tanks with both suspension types manufactured.

8) M7B1 Priest. American SPG of WWII. Witnessing the events of the war, U.S. Army observers realized that they would need a self-propelled artillery vehicle with sufficient firepower to support armored operations. Lessons learned with half-tracks also showed that this vehicle would have to be armored and fully tracked. The result was the Priest, based off of the M3 Lee chassis, mounting an open superstructure and a 105mm gun. In addition to WWII, the Priest would fight in Korea with UN forces, and with Israel in the Six-Day War, War of Attrition and Yom Kippur War. The M7B1 variant uses the M4A3 Sherman chassis instead of the M3 Lee.

9 & 10) M41 Walker Bulldog. American postwar light tank that saw limited service in Korea and Vietnam. Designed to succeed the M24 Chaffee. While the Chaffee was a success, its main gun was not effective enough against well armored opponents. Although the primary mission of a light tank was scouting, the U.S. Army wanted one with more powerful armament. The M41 was the solution, thought it did not exactly fulfill the role of a light tank, and rather fit somewhere inbetween a medium and light tank. While the M41 was an agile and well armed vehicle, it was also noisy, fuel-hungry and heavy enough to cause problems with air transport. In 1952 work began on lighter designs (T71, T92), but those projects came to naught and were eventually abandoned.


Around the World from Australia to Afghanistan with @andrewquilty

To see more of Andrew’s images from Afghanistan and beyond, follow @andrewquilty on Instagram.

“I try to articulate the simple, yet harsh everyday lives of Afghans. I suppose I’m fascinated to observe a young population that has known no reality but war in forty years,” says Australian photojournalist Andrew Quilty (@andrewquilty). Currently based in Kabul, he covers news events around the region, including the unfolding crises spilling across the borders of northern Iraq, Turkey, and Syria. His own life journey began very differently, on beaches in the South Pacific. “I grew up in Sydney and spent my post-high school years surfing there and all over Australia and Indonesia,” he explains. “My interest in photography came a couple of years into that, and I began to combine the two obsessions when I got myself an underwater camera housing. Over time my passion for photography—as it became my career—began to override surfing. So much so that I now find myself living in a landlocked desert of a country, Afghanistan.”


Green Berets from 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) have joined Jordan and other international partner forces for Eager Lion 2015. This is one of U.S. Central Command’s premiere exercises in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan during the month of May. For the exercise, more than 5,000 U.S. military personnel will train with other participants including Australia, Egypt, France, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Eager Lion 2015 will consist of a week-long series of simulated scenarios to facilitate a coordinated, partnered military response to conventional and unconventional threats.

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Australia fighting ISIS in Iraq is a bad idea.

1. It makes Australia less safe. It makes us a target for domestic attacks.

2. It makes Australians less safe. Muslim ones. Abbott’s rhetoric, laws and raids are stoking Islamophobia here. In this climate Muslim Aussies are scared to go to school, walk the streets or trust cops.

3. Is Abbott stoking Islamophobia to win votes? Scott Morrison suggested they do just this in 2011 to win votes. It seems with bad poll numbers they might have belatedly taken his advice.

4. Dodgy reasons for military action is not just bad in theory. It makes a real difference to our decisions. eg. the US sped up the sensitive job of setting up a government in Iraq so that Bush had ‘good news’ to tell Americans in the lead-up to the 2004 US election. The impacts of this rush-job, as we all know, have been catastrophic.

5. It’s playing into ISIS’s hands. These public beheadings are meant to entice us to fight them. It’s Sep 11 déjà vu. Terrorists attacked the towers to entice the US into war in the Middle East and tear itself apart. And the US fell for it. We should learn from these mistakes.

6. ISIS also wants our help radicalizing unhappy/unstable Muslims here and overseas. Stoking Islamophobia here with rhetoric, laws and raids will help do that. Let’s not help them.

7. Fighting ISIS is expensive. Abbott says it will cost half a billion a year. Budget emergency?

8. Even with the best of intentions, it’s likely we’ll make things worse. The situation is tricky and we don’t have a clear game plan. What may happen: We bomb them, they hide amongst civilians, we bomb civilians. This happened in the 2003 Iraq War, not to mention Vietnam. Who are our allies there? Who are our enemies? What are we doing to minimize civilian casualties? Is it the same stuff we did in the 2003 Iraq War? Because the number of Iraqi civilian deaths then were enourmous.

In short: fighting ISIS in Iraq likely makes us less safe, Aussie Muslims less safe, our military less safe, and Iraqi civilians less safe. It’s a bad idea.


Since the beginning of the year, Gaza terrorists have fired more than 450 rockets towards Israeli civilians. This reality is unbearable.

To stop the terror that threatens Israel’s citizens on a daily basis, the IDF has commenced Operation Protective Edge.

Hamas will face the consequences as long as it continues to threaten the lives of Israelis.