Türme wie dieser dienten Lehr- und Ausbildungszwecken. Ich kann mich noch gut erinnern, wie ich in Kindertagen ehrfürchtig an so einem Riesentrum in der HZA der Breitenseer Kaserne vorbeigeschlichen bin. Auch heute ist die Dicke der Turmpanzerung noch beeindruckend. Dieser M47 steht leider auch im Freigelände des HGM/Wien (Panzergarten), wenigstens hat er eine Überdachung erhalten.

Turrets like this example were used for training and instruction. I remember very well when I bypassed such a huge beast in awe-stricken silence when I was a kid in a maintenance hall of Breitenseer barracks. Even today the armor thickness of the turret is impressive for me. Unfortunately this turret has been placed in the open-air ground (Panzergarten) of the Museum of Military History/Vienna, at least they sponsored a sort of roof.
The museum has placed the exhibit in a very awkward position, behind a fenced area on one side and next to the Museums wall on the other. A 360° walk-around indoor position is appreciated, but obviously not realistic…
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