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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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 652 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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