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So we have an aircraft thread, a weapons thread, so why not one based on the missing link of the combined arms? I had intended to do this for a while after I got into that little argument about the markings Arnold's tank on another thread, but I got really motivated after visiting the Military Museum of Southern New England in Danbury Connecticut and snapping some pictures while I was on vacation this week. The Museum is fairly small in size(It ain't Bovington, but it is in driving distance for me), but its yard has a nice collection of tanks and armored fighting vehicles including some very rare specimens like a functional Jackson Tank Destroyer, M2 Half Track, several Patton line variants, russian BMP, M551Sheridan, Goliath tank mine, and a prototype of the MBT-70 that's undergoing restoration after being used as a target by the U.S. Army. They also have this thing... The guide lists it as Test Recon Vehicle. No model number or anything. The only other information they had was that its turret was not the original one mated to it and that it itself was the prototype for the M2 Bradley. I know we got some other service men on here so hopefully you can help me shed some light on this as I've never seen anything like it. Anyways I'm heading up to a transportation museum in Wolfboro NH tomorrow who also has a nice collection of armored fighting vehicles including several Sherman variants. I'll make sure to add more pics from there and my Danbury trip later. Feel free to contribute too! EDIT: Here's another image from the recon vehicles side I can't make out much, but I think it says something about an XM864-T.