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pvt_Grunt

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:11 pm Post subject: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

I was walking the dog in a new park near me when I came across this. It looked so out of place I thought it was an abandoned truck cab or something. The plaque told the story though, the park used to be a tip!

Any one else have any random hardware on display near them? I know about the big ones - the Houffalize Panther etc, but any local ones?



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mooxe

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:03 am Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

In Borden where I work I wouldnt say its random hardware, just a lot of hardware on display. There are sea, air and land units and each unit has equipment from their past on display. Sea mines, aircraft, naval gun turrets, AT guns, logistic support vehicles... you name it. A large collection of German war trophies to.

Every legion has something on display too. Some have barrels of unknown calibre, sherman tanks are popular and artillery pieces to. Every town/city I have lived in and most I have traveled to have something.
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dj

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:30 pm Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

Yes in my neck of the woods, the USS Iowa was recently made into a floating museum at the Los Angeles port.  Similar to the Mighty Mo in Hawaii where the Japanese signed their surrender on deck.  Also in San Pedro, a local park has defensive naval fortress guns on display and underground bunker has been made into museum.  They are in the process of dismantling the El Toro Marine base which was used by Marine aviators during WW2.  Small museum there too but no planes are displayed.  Unfortunately they are leveling many historic aviation building and replacing them with condo projects.
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diggin.robat

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:14 pm Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

This sunday I will visit the German Tank Museum (Deutsches Panzer Museum) as they have their annual "driving day". Last year a serviceable Panther should have spread some mud, but had it´s historical gear troubles. Maybe this year it will move. Also last year I was lucky to talk to the staff and they let me into replica A7V, which was quite an experience, since everything was perfectly reconstructed form the drivers devices down to the gunners positions.
Have a look at the wiki page about the museum and let me know if anyone want some close up pics of certain war machines.  I´m invited as a reenactor but may have some time to take pics among the crowds.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Tank_Museum



cheers

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JFFulcrum

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:56 pm Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

Some WWII tanks from military parade during latest Navy day (30 Jul) in Severomorsk, Russia.

Sherman in back is from lend-lease supplies, salvaged from wreck of USS Thomas Donaldson (sinked by german sub in 1945 near Murmansk). Some shots from salvaging operation: http://structure.mil.ru/structure/forces/navy/media/photo/gallery.htm?id=30967@cmsPhotoGallery  . Video in action: https://youtu.be/8YaQkOKUiMw



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diggin.robat

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:34 pm Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

"Stahl auf der Heide 2017", Tank Museum Munster, North Germany this September was the third annual event in which some of the museums runners are presented on a driving course, much like Tank Fest at Bovington, UK.

This year was a first for the painstaikingly restored PzKpfw I Ausf. A to have some turns along with a Panther and a PzKpfw IV. Not to forget some more modern vehicles like Leopard, T-62, BMP 1, Marder...

Enjoy the runners:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQZcqwRMcfM

See the permament exhibition:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loja_l6GcDw&feature=youtu.be&t=87


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pvt_Grunt

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:05 am Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

Hi all. I'm in LA airport just returning from 2 weeks in Cuba. I was in Havana on my own without Mrs Grunt. So I could visit some awesome historical sites without hearing her famous catch-phrase "Not another f*€#ing war site"

I'm on an android phone and the free wifi is dodgy so I'll throw a few up as teasers before I get home.



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pvt_Grunt

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:16 am Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

The sign says Fidel himself fired this gun and hit the destroyer Houston during the Bay of Pigs invasion! With a cigar in his mouth of course. Our man Vlad P has nothing on this guy.


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pvt_Grunt

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:23 am Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

A cool display of AA weapons. I didn't get enough detailed shots of these ????
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pvt_Grunt

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:24 am Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

Photo to match caption in previous post.


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pvt_Grunt

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:29 am Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

A VERY rusty coastal defence gun.


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pvt_Grunt

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:37 am Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

Not just military hardare, also some VERY cool automobiles. (Calling these classics "cars" just doesn't feel right)


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JFFulcrum

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:26 pm Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

pvt_Grunt wrote (View Post):
A VERY rusty coastal defence gun.

Looks like classic Canet 6' naval gun. Probably one of taken from admiral Cervera Spanish ships during Santiago de Cuba siege in Spanish–American War of 1898.
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pvt_Grunt

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:51 am Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

JFFulcrum wrote (View Post):
pvt_Grunt wrote (View Post):
A VERY rusty coastal defence gun.

Looks like classic Canet 6' naval gun. Probably one of taken from admiral Cervera Spanish ships during Santiago de Cuba siege in Spanish–American War of 1898.


Good call. Here's a detail, you can still see the remains of the springs under neath. The small shroud may be an addition.

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pvt_Grunt

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:58 am Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

S-75 Dvina surface to air missile


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pvt_Grunt

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:03 am Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

Wreckage of U2 spy plane with SAM missile


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pvt_Grunt

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:13 am Post subject: Re: Military hardware on display Reply with quote

MiG-21 number 522. It is looking a bit shabby, they need to move these indoors to a hanger. Unlikely considering the state of their economy.


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