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Over 50 tanks seen today on a train to where?

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posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 08:01 PM

I'm not quite sure how this makes me feel about the NLE that's been going on...but to me it seems like they are setting up the stage for a big show. I'm a little nervous after seeing this. why so many? and what the hell do they need them for if this is JUST an EXERCISE?

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posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 08:20 PM
reply to post by Ventessa

when i see things like this i always wonder if this happens all the time and just goes when someone notices its quite freaky (and it is) since it seems like it rarely happens...but how else would they transport these vehicles when not in use?

i mean, is there an explanation for this?
(not to mention the numerous other reports of things VERY similar to this in these past weeks)

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 08:21 PM
Wow, very impressive arsenal if you ask me. I do agree with some of the people who posted on the vid, that does make me very uneasy seeing all those brand new tanks rolling to somewhere unknown. They simpley could be just being trasnported to a military base and going to be stored someplace. Just my 2 cents. S&F for u my friend.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 08:22 PM
Here's a similar video from March 2008, I don't think its anything to worry about. I guess they have to get them from one place to another some how, maybe they just came of the production line... who knows?

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 08:24 PM
wow this reminds me of those movies when the ppl see this and think nothing of it and the screen cuts to black and says 2 months later when the tanks are rolling down the street from walmart

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 08:28 PM
reply to post by MAB19

what movies?

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 08:29 PM
Any idea where the video was taken?

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 08:30 PM
I wonder if they are going to be shipped over seas...or if they are staying here...? If they are staying...I'm just curious why we need so many, and why they are being spotted NOW, durring this exercise. Not to mention on Fox news today, I saw a brief pop up about the military getting involved in the vaccination process for H1N1. It all just seems a little freakin' convenient to me. Foreign troops on our soil, tanks and hummers, and other military vehicles all being transported on trains here, and H1N1 being handled by the military. Hmmmm. Guess all we can really do is sit around and wait for something or nothing to happen.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 08:35 PM
They are probably being readied in case of wars happening with Iran, NK or all the other places in the news lately.

For all we know the start date of a conflict like that has already been set, i think i read some place it would take 6 weeks for the US to ready a ground force for that kind of task.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 08:39 PM
For a while I lived in Maryland they had the Aberdeen firing range we would see them ship in Tanks all the time.

Tank Armament Test Range

* Direct fire multi-range test area for evaluation of tank armament systems
under moving and stationary tank and target scenarios
* Gunnery and crew training exercises
* Moving target and pop-up targets
* Four target ranges to 3000 meters
* 5000 meter range for long-range firing
* Various terrain courses: gravel, bump, zig-zag, and natural earth
* Water range for amphibious activities
* Instrumentation acquires various data:
- Video-based target scoring and location
- Projectile velocity
- Meteorological
- Weapon and thru-sight video, test system performance
- Data bus
* Four-bay maintenance facility with fenced area

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posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 08:41 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Thanks for that. I'm just trying to figure things out just like everyone else.
Every little bit of information helps.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 08:41 PM
reply to post by sicklecell

Not a clue.
think it was heading west. I'm not really sure.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 09:12 PM
Well, I was just returning from vacation In NM back to Tx a few days ago, and saw a sitting train with the same kind of tanks, plus other military trucks and vehicles. It made all of us in the car question it.~ My brother in law is here , and as I asked my husband if he saw the train full of tanks while he was traveling in the other car, My brother in law said they do that for transportation for training. They transport all this stuff to different locations. Different units have to go to different training places , and they have to transport all the gear....idk, still seems strange.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 09:12 PM
If this was taken in KY it would mean these are being shipped to Ft Knox which is where tankers are trained for BCT and AIT.

They could've replaced outdated M1A1's they were training with and replaced them with the new M1A2 models perhaps with the SEP package and all that good stuff.

I've seen similiar shipments per train here in Fort Sill, right now our older equipment is being retrofitted with storage racks for the latest artillery rounds like the Excaliber GPS guided artillery shell and the PDFCS digital fire control systems.

Since the M1A1 tanks may be too hard to retrofit they may be put into storage (first video?) and the second video could've been the new shipment of tanks, this is enough tanks for several battalions though!

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 09:20 PM
Hey, I live out west... so I will keep an eye peeled! But, I concur with Slayer on this: I live somewhat close to a USAF base and an Army gunnery range also, so I see them rolling similar trains at least twice to maybe 3 times a year.
(And I don't pay much attention to trains, I do like some of the graffiti though)

To me, it would seem that transporting such mass quantities of military armament
(or any cargo for that matter) by rail is the most efficient long-range way.

But, that is some serious amount of armor there, though. I wonder if these are older M1A1 or the enhanced M1A2. How would one tell the difference?
They look pretty fresh.

T minus

[[edit, I had to add some thoughts]]

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posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 09:24 PM
wow, thats is kinda un nerving. and their are alot more youtube videos of that kinda transportation in the colum to the right of the video. oh well, just have to wait and see. we will know what they are doing when they are rolling up the streets lol.

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 09:25 PM
As most people posted, it does make me feel uneasy as well
Hopefully they are just transporting them for storage or to a military base, and not to cities across the U.S.


posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 09:27 PM
most likely these bradley fighting vehicles (mostly what they are) are being forward deployed to some central location to be mass deployed when necessary for the upcoming disasters via swine flu, hurricane season, and what not just part of the new u.s.s.a united socialist states of america

posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 09:31 PM
I see things like this from time to time. I also see whole convoys of military vehicles going down the highway.

Then again I live not to far from Ft. Hood and a little further off in the opposite direction is Ft.Sill.

I always just think it is something neat to watch. Hey those tanks and hummers have to get from base to base some how right? Putting tanks on a train like that is probably a bit less... frightening to the people. Can you imagine driving down the highway, you look in your rear view mirror and see a bunch of tanks right behind you? Yikes!

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posted on Jul, 29 2009 @ 09:32 PM
In alot of cases the Military Equipment is too heavy to be taken by truck. The M1A1 Abrams is close to 60 tons and the A2 version is near 70 tons. I have seen some items shipped by truck-but rail is a cheaper way to go in mass. At the end of June there was a train in Houston that had M35a2-but mainly M35A3 up armored trucks on it in either green -but mostly tan.

As others have pointed out this equipment gets moved around quite a bit and Bradley AFVs and Tanks goto TACOM to be rebuild and to other sites for storage.



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