MBT-70 at Aberdeen Proving Grounds Part 2

by Clark Cone

Aberdeen Proving Grounds in the United States tested most captured Axis etc vehicles during and after WW.II to ascertain their performance characteristics for Intelligence purposes. As AFV modellers would be well aware, many of these vehicles (and guns) have been on outside display at the Ground's museum for many years, this being the source for measurement of many of them as references for kits that have been released over the years.

This issue we have a further collection of MBT-70 photos. This was a joint US-German project during the 1960s to replace the current MBTs then fielded by the two countries. It eventually came to nothing due to differences in their requirements. After it's cancellation, the US developed the M-1 and the Germans the Leopard II. Part 1 of this set was run in the previous issue.

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Clark Cone has generously agreed to allow our club members to access these photos for their personal use, and for our club to post them as reference files in our publication 'in Miniature', with appropriate photo credits being acknowledged.

All of these photos on this CD are the copyright of Clark Cone of North Carolina, USA and may not be sold or distributed without his written authorisation.

The rule shown in some photos to give scale is 2' overall, with one half divided into 6" and 1" segments.


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