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Fort Bragg in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

M-56 Scorpion Self-Propelled Antitank Gun

 
 
M-56 Scopion Self-Propelled Antitank Gun Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2009
1. M-56 Scopion Self-Propelled Antitank Gun Marker
Inscription.

A fully-tracked 90mm gun developed in
the 1950s to provide airborne troops with
a mobile antitank weapon. Used by airborne
armored battalions and airborne infantry
tank companies in the 1960s.

 
Erected by 82nd Airborne Division Museum.
 
Location. 35° 7.792′ N, 79° 1.292′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Click for map. Marker and vehicle are on display about 250 feet east of the 82d Airborne Division Museum, Building C-6841, off Ardennes Street near Gela Street. Access is restricted due to Fort Bragg being an active military installation. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bragg NC 28310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T-8 90mm Antitank Gun (here, next to this marker); Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" (a few steps from this marker); M-551A1 Sheridan Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle (a few steps from this marker); UH-1A Iroquois Utility Helicopter (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild C-123-K Provider (within shouting distance of this
M-56 Scopion Self-Propelled Antitank Gun and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2009
2. M-56 Scopion Self-Propelled Antitank Gun and Marker
marker); 328th Infantry Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); C-7 "Caribou" (within shouting distance of this marker); 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bragg.
 
Also see . . .
1. M-56 Scorpion. (Submitted on June 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. M-56 Scorpion. (Submitted on June 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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