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Fort Riley in Geary County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

M36 Tank Destroyer

 
 
M36 Tank Destroyer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
1. M36 Tank Destroyer Marker
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Armament: M3 90 mm gun
Crew: 5
Weight: 62,004 lbs
Speed: 30 mph
Range: 149 miles

The M36 nicknamed the "Jackson", started its action in July 1944 in Europe. The tank carried the M3 90 mm gun - the most powerful US anti-tank weapon in World War II. The 703rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 1st infantry Division, successfully utilized the M36's against Panzers and Tigers beginning in late 1944.
 
Erected by United States Army.
 
Location. 39° 3.774′ N, 96° 46.938′ W. Marker is in Fort Riley, Kansas, in Geary County. Touch for map. Marker is on the vehicle static display area adjacent to the U.S. Cavalry Museum, at the east end of the Parade Field, and between Custer and Sheridan Avenues. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 Henry Avenue, Fort Riley KS 66442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (here, next to this marker); M3A1 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun (a few steps from this marker); M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M24 Chaffee Light Tank (within shouting distance of this marker); M5 Stuart Light Tank

M36 Tank Destroyer and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
2. M36 Tank Destroyer and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); M16 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); M3 Personnel Carrier Half-Track (within shouting distance of this marker); Ogden Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Riley.
 
Also see . . .
1. M36 Tank Destroyer. (Submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. M36 90mm Gun Motor Carriage. (Submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Tank Destroyers. (Submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 703rd Tank Destroyers article in Yank Dec 3, 1944. (Submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRoads & VehiclesWar, KoreanWar, World II
 
M36 Tank Destroyer image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2012
3. M36 Tank Destroyer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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