Museums with Axis equipment

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Post by bmk1st » 05 Nov 2003 20:40

U-505 Type-IXC can be found in Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

http://www.msichicago.org/exhibit/U505/

http://uboat.net/gallery/?gallery=U505A

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War Museum in Johannesburg South Africa

Post by Karwats » 13 Nov 2003 09:11

Some excellent equipment here,also exceedingly rare pieces.
See pic of Me 262 Nightfighter-as far as I know the only one in existence.

Some interesting comments on the FW190 can somoene verify that, if it was the one that that landed by mistake in England in 1941 it is obviously a rare piece.

Some obvious mistakes on the website as well. The T34 shown is an T34-85 captured at Xangongo (Southern Angola) by the SADF in 1981. The T55 was captured at the Lomba battles of 1987-88. We actually captured 10 and used a squadron of them at our School of Armor,apparently a horrendous tank to drive.

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http://www.geocities.com/eklkarl/museum ... useum.html
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Post by karltrowitz » 28 Nov 2003 17:24

I've just been to the Historic ships museum at Birkenhead, near Liverpool,UK. As well as a few modern ships, it's prize exhibit is U-534 which was raised back in 1993 from the North sea, where it had been sunk by a Liberator in May 1945. You can do a guided tour inside the sub (adults only) but it is like a time capsule from 1945. I highly reccommend it.

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Aberdeen Proving Grounds 1076.

Post by lee56 » 29 Nov 2003 17:24

I mad a stop at Aberdeen in 1976.
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Aberdeen 1976.

Post by lee56 » 29 Nov 2003 17:45

Some more from 1976.
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Armor Museums

Post by Unki Hans » 30 Nov 2003 19:02

Let me recomend the WW2 Victory Museum in Auburn Indiana, USA. The museum recently picked up over 400 ww2 vehicles when it bought out a museum in Belgium. Nice selection! Go to... http://www.wwiivictory.org
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Festungsmuseum.ch

Post by 503 » 19 Dec 2003 08:33

My friends made a museum out of their collection. The restaured a Bunkersystem, their collection of every german, allied and swiss Infantery weapon you'll find in there you can imagine. Even Volksturmgewehre etc... WWI Camo helmets in original colors etc..

Then they have a huge collection of artillery, Flaks and tanks.
If you are there, you can have a ride in the tschech OT-18 (SdKfz 251), they will have a Drive simulator we used for our Pz 68 Crews (no tourist thing like in Bovington, real stuff) and they will have a place where you can drive a tank (in 2-3) years. But only for friends. (we did ;-)))

Have a look at http://www.festungsmuseum.ch

It's just across the south boarder of Germany. We used that bunker to protect the Rhine.

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Post by Bob_Mackenzie » 10 Jan 2004 21:11

Gents

No one seems to have mentioed Duxford yet - fantastic place

http://www.iwm.org.uk/duxford/

Fort Nelson Portsmouth has some axis stuff

http://www.stvincent.ac.uk/WfS/Tourism/ ... /FtNelson/

Overloon in the Netherlands

http://www.oorlogsmuseum.nl/uk/default.htm

Diekirch Luxembourg - best military museam in the "Bulge" area so much better than the rather naff Bagstone museum

http://www.luxembourg.co.uk/NMMH/


Lastly a pic of the Tiger II preserved IIRC at la Glieze (sp?) in the Ardennes.


Cheers

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Aberdeen 1976.

Post by lee56 » 12 Jan 2004 01:59

Some mour from 1976.
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Aberdeen 1976.

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Iley LeBouef.
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Aberdeen 1976.

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Post by Oberst Mihael » 12 Jan 2004 16:45

maybe slightly off-topic; there have been literally tens of thousands of German vehicles built before and during the war, yet only quite few remain. They weren't all destroyed, were they all scraped after the war or what?

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Post by K-9 » 27 Jan 2004 13:47

Oberst Mihael wrote:maybe slightly off-topic; there have been literally tens of thousands of German vehicles built before and during the war, yet only quite few remain. They weren't all destroyed, were they all scraped after the war or what?


A lot of them were destroyed by the germans not to fall in the enemy hands, others were scraped and others were used by Europe's armies during Cold War and scrapped after that (here in Romania we used Panther tanks until 1956 and than... they vaporised -you can't find them in museums ...), maybe a lot of them rust in the backyard of small military bases of Europe's not so developed countries... who knows...? -but most of them were scrapped during Cold War -the remaining ones can be found in museums and private collections.

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Herdla Museum

Post by stril » 09 Feb 2004 21:12

Hello.
Ill add some photos taken at Herdla Museum outside Bergen.
the museum is situated at the entrance to Fliegerhorst Herdla, MKB 34/977 Gavlen, and the area is also well know for its birdlife, lots of migrating birds in the area.
In addition to the pictures ill add two links, one a english guide, the other one to a map found at the same site.
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http://museumsnett.no/herdlamuseum/english.html

http://museumsnett.no/herdlamuseum/festningsverk.html

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Post by stril » 09 Feb 2004 21:16

Original memorialstone put up after the sinking of the cruiser "Königsberg"

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