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Here at Rock Island Arsenal, the 15,000-pound turret is removed from the hull of an M-60A3 main battle tank and replaced with a surrogate. Jim Jeffrey and Terry Rosenthal steady the turret as it rises from the hull. The old turret will be demilled

Here at Rock Island Arsenal, the 15,000-pound turret is removed from the hull of an M-60A3 main battle tank and replaced with a surrogate. Jim Jeffrey and Terry Rosenthal steady the turret as it rises from the hull. The old turret will be demilled

 
 
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Base: Rock Island Arsenal

State: Illinois (IL)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Major Command Shown: MACOMS

Scene Camera Operator: Tony Lopez, Civilian, USA

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Tanks in mass culture. Tanks were first developed separately and simultaneously by Great Britain and France as a means to break the deadlock of trench warfare on the Western Front. Their first use in combat was by the British Army in September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The name "tank" was adopted by the British during the early stages of their development, as a security measure to conceal their purpose.

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16/11/2000
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