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Cromwell Tank excavated in Greece... 1975 picture!

Article about: I found in the archives of the Museum i work this nice photo of a well preserved Cromwell tank that was excavated on 1975 near Florina, Greece! It's turet is in near perfect condition but th

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    I found in the archives of the Museum i work this nice photo of a well preserved Cromwell tank that was excavated on 1975 near Florina, Greece! It's turet is in near perfect condition but the tracks are missing. Could it have been used as a stationary deffence point?
    The original title of the pic was 'Huge german tank unearthed in Florina'... I guess the reporters of the time hadn't heard about Koenigs Tiger otherwise they wouldn't call Cromwell 'huge'!!!

    I think the turret is now on display on the yard around Athens War Museum but i'm not sure what happened to the rest of the tank!!!
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    That might be a Centaur A27L, there are 2 turrets at the Athens war museum.
    http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Cruiser_Tanks.pdf scroll all the way down as it's the last 2 photos!...
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    Yes could have been used as a pillbox.

    Since it was dug up in 75, it most likely ended up in the meltingpot. Most items from ww2 were still easily avaliable back then, so a rusty clump of metal was nothing to save.
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    That might be a Centaur A27L, there are 2 turrets at the Athens war museum.
    http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Cruiser_Tanks.pdf scroll all the way down as it's the last 2 photos!...
    Thank you Gunny! I remember seeing one turret 6-7 years ago when i visited the museum! I remember nothing about the second one...

    Very nice link the one you sent me!!!

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