Unique equipment in use at ANAD
By Mrs. Jennifer Bacchus (AMC)
December 14, 2017 1 / 2 Matthew Martin, left, and Terry Newton remove one set of chains from a M1 tank in preparation of placing it in a spinner hanger at Anniston Army Depot for cleaning. VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 2 Terry Newton removes stainless steel beads from a M1 tank after it has been cleaned in one of Anniston Army Depot's spinner hangers. VIEW ORIGINAL
ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Cleaning the hull of a M1 tank - weighing in at approximately 70 tons - takes special equipment in the form of two large buildings at Anniston Army Depot.
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