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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

D7-K Bulldozer

United States

 

— 1990 —

 
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1. D7-K Bulldozer Marker
Inscription.  
Type: Full Tracked Tractor Armored Bulldozer
Manufacturer: Caterpillar
Weight: 49,400 lbs (24.7 tons)
Armament: None
Crew: 1

The first Caterpillar D7 rolled out in 1938. US Army Engineers use these dozers to build roadways, earthworks and construct perimeter berms. Armored D7s are used to clear minefields. During the first Gulf war the USA purchased armor from the Israel Military Industries for their Caterpillar D7 bulldozers.

This Bulldozer was used by Co B, 527th Engineer Battalion during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

SN: 61G768/08A27772; Object ID# 666286
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 29° 57.531′ N, 90° 0.385′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Chenault Boulevard near North Claiborne Avenue (State Highway 39). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. MT-LB (a few steps from this marker); M2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Gun (a few steps from

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By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. D7-K Bulldozer Marker
this marker); ZPU 4 (a few steps from this marker); ZiS2 M1943 Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); M60A1 "Patton" Tank (a few steps from this marker); D30 Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); M1938 (M30) Field Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); AZP S-60 Anti-Aircraft Gun (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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