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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Artillery and Armoured Fighting Vehicles preserved in Texas: Fort Hood, 3rd Cavalry Museum

Artillery and Armoured Fighting Vehicles  preserved in Texas 1: Fort Hood

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document historical artillery preserved in Texas.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these guns to provide and update the data found on these web pages.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author, and any additions, corrections or amendments to this list of Guns and Artillery in Texas would be most welcome and may be e-mailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Data current to 18 Feb 2017.

Fort Hood 

Fort Hood is a U.S. military post located near Killeen, Texas.   The post is named after Confederate General John Bell Hood.  It is located halfway between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles (100 km) from each.  Fort Hood is an installation of the United States Army and is the largest military base in the world (by area) with more than 215,000 acres.  Its origin was the need for wide-open space to test and train soldiers equipped with Second World War tank destroyers.  

The War Department announced the location in January 1942, and the initial completion was set for that August.   As originally constructed, Fort Hood had an area of 158,706 acres (64,226 ha), with billeting for 6,007 officers and 82,610 enlisted personnel.  The main cantonment of Fort Hood had a total population of 53,416 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.  

Fort Hood is the home of III Corps, 1st Cavalry Division, 13th Sustainment Command, First Army Division West, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade, and many other Forces Command and other units.  The Fort Hood main cantonment area, otherwise referred to as Main post, holds its own airfield, Hood Army Airfield. 

The 4th Infantry Division previously located at Fort Hood moved to Fort Carson, Colorado, exchanging positions with several units.  The 4th Infantry Division Museum closed at Fort Hood for the last time on 29 May 2009 to complete its move to Colorado although most of the outdoor pieces remained at Fort Hood as part of the new 3rd ACR Museum.  (Wikipedia)

Fort Hood is home to the 1st Cavalry Division Museum, located in Building No. 2218, 761st Tank Battalion Avenue.  It is open 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, and noon to 4 pm Sunday.

Fort Hood is also home to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Museum, located in Building No. 409, 761st Tank Battalion Avenue.  It is open 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, and noon to 4 pm Sunday.

 3rd Cavalry Museum, Brave Rifles.

3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Museum Artillery and Armour 

  

IAV Stryker AFV (ICVV).

M551 Sheridan tank.

M1 Abrams MBT.

 

M103 Heavy Tank armed with 120-mm Main Gun.

Walker Bulldog light tank.

M47 Patton MBT.

M48 Patton MBT.

M60 Patton MBT.

M3 Stuart tank.

 

M3A1 Stuart tank.

 

M5A1 Stuart tank.

        

M3 Lee Medium tank.

 

M4A1 Sherman tank.

M4A3E9 Sherman tank.

 

M10 Wolverine TD.

M36B1 Jackson TD.

     

Achilles 17-pounder TD (British).

M18 Hellcat TD.

 

M24 Chaffee light tank.

M7 Priest 105-mm SP Gun.

M7B2 Priest 105-mm SP Gun.

M40  155-mm Long Tom SP Gun.

 M44 155-mm SP Howitzer.

    

M74 ARV.

M3 Half-track.

M16 Half-track.

M113 APC.

M114 Comd and Recce Carrier.

M50 (MGR-LB) Honest John SSM.

Chinese Type 69-11 tank (copy of a Soviet T-55).

Soviet T-55 MBT.

Soviet T-62 MBT.

Soviet T-72 MBT.

 

Soviet BMP-1.

Soviet BRDM-2 (RKH).

Soviet MT-LB.

 

Soviet 122-mm 2S1 SP Gun.

Soviet KrAZ-255B 8-1/4 ton Cargo Truck.

 

Soviet 37-mm AT Gun.

Soviet M1937 37-mm AT Gun,

 

Soviet M1942 45-mm AT Gun.

Soviet S-60 57-mm AA Gun.

 

Soviet T-12 100-mm SB AT Gun.

Soviet ZPU-1 14.5-mm AAMG.

Soviet ZPU-2 14.5-mm AAMG.

Soviet ZPU-4 14.5-mm AAMG.

Soviet ZSU-23-2 23-mm AAMG.

 

Chinese Type 74 37-mm Twin AA Gun (copy of a Soviet M1939).

Belgian Royal Cannon Foundry 47-mm AT Gun Model 1931.

 

French Hotchkiss 25-mm M1934 L-72 AT Gun.

German PAK 35 37-mm AT Gun.

German PAK 36, 296(r) 76.2-mm Gun.

 

German PAK 40 75-mm AT Gun.

Italian Model 39 47-mm AT Gun.

 T3 76-mm AT Gun, USA.

3rd Cav Museum, War Memorial.

GDR W50 LA cargo truck.

 2-1/2 ton cargo truck.

M746 HET Truck.

M715S truck.

 

T214 Ambulance.

 M37 Cargo Truck.

Soviet UAZ-469 truck.

Willys Jeep.

M151A2 Jeep.

M201 Jeep.

Bell OH-13 Sioux Helicopter (Serial No.).  3rd Cavalry Museum.

Bell UH-1B Iroquois Helicopter (Serial No. 61-1963).  3rd Cavalry Museum.