Photo of the Day: “Five of Hearts”

Today’s POTD is of the Renault FT tank on display at the Ft. George Meade Museum in Maryland. This particular tank, nick-named the Five of Hearts, served with the 2nd Platoon, Co. C, 344th Tank Battalion during the Meuse-Argonne fighting on 4 October 1918. This photo comes from the Facebook page of Steven Zaloga who notes that the camouflage scheme is more typical of the post-war US experimental schemes than the wartime French colors.

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  1. I’d really like to see the Mk.VIII they have, but according to the museum website, “Those who are not DoD affiliated personnel must have a valid purpose for entering the installation. Visiting the museum is no longer a valid reason for access to Fort Meade.” 😦

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    • Steve Zaloga says:

      Photos of the Fort Meade Mk VIII also appear on FB timeline. I’m not sure that the restrictions still apply if you go to the VCC/Visitor Control Center and get a pass. But don’t try getting on post from the NSA side!

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      • Thanks; I’ll look into the VCC pass procedure. And if you never hear from me again…I used the wrong gate! 😉

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