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Fort Shawnee in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

M1E1 Abrams Main Battle Tank

 
 
M1E1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, April 20, 2022
1. M1E1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Marker
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Originally built in 1983, this M1E1 Abrams Main Battle Tank was one of 14 prototypes used as engineering test vehicles.

This M1 was returned to the Lima Army Tank Plant in late 1993 for refurbishment and permanent display. A team of U.S. Army, Government Civilians, and General Dynamics employees donated over 6,000 hours of labor, during a two year period, to restore this main battle tank to a fully operational status. The effort was completed on a no-cost basis to the taxpayer.

This Tank is a symbol of the outstanding engineering and workmanship that made the Abrams line of Main Battle Tanks the most potent armor vehicle in the world today.

This M1E1 and its display pad were formally dedicated on June 3, 1997
 
Erected 1997.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical date for this entry is June 3, 1997.
 
Location. 40° 42.525′ N, 84° 7.68′ W. Marker is in Fort Shawnee, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is on Buckeye Road, 2 miles east of Ft. Amanda Road
M1E1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, April 20, 2022
2. M1E1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Marker
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, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1155 Buckeye Rd, Lima OH 45804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Freedom Flag Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Veterans Freedom Flag Monument (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Veterans Freedom Flag Monument (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Veterans Freedom Flag Monument (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Veterans Freedom Flag Monument (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Veterans Freedom Flag Monument (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Veterans Freedom Flag Monument (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Veterans Freedom Flag Monument (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Shawnee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 25, 2023