Amazing tank history being made right now, the T28 has its outer tracks back! Full credit goes to @armorcavcollection and @the_sofilein for these photos and the amazing work they’ve done on the last surviving T28 Super Heavy Tank. This is one of two T28’s produced, and was discovered abandoned in 1974 camouflaged in a field at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and eventually made its way to static display at the Patton museum in Fort Knox. It was damaged en route to Fort Benning where it is now when it fell off a trailer while in transit, but the minor damage to the bogeys was repaired.
The T28 has undergone major refurbishments inside and out but until now, the outer track set had been removed so they consulted old manuals on the machine in order to reattach them which they did just days ago.
A side note as well because I know someone will ask or comment, T28 and T95 are the same vehicle, this tank was called both names with tracks on and tracks off, but adding the outer track layer does NOT change the tank name at all. The name changed due to ordnance shenanigans and wargaming decided to make a second vehicle out of it for World of Tanks. Nothing against the fine folks of WoT but that did stretch the truth a bit and cause some major confusion.
Anyway, I’m very happy to see the T28 restored to its former glory and will be excited to see it when the collection opens within a few years!
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