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Museums with Axis small arms

Post by Marcus » 30 Aug 2005 19:36

Hello all,

I have a section on the site that lists museums that include Axis equipment in their collections and I'd like your help with expanding that section.

Any other museums that should be included?
Additional information on the museums listed?
Corrections to the information listed?
Photos from the museums that I can add to the site?
etc

You can find the list at http://www.axishistory.com/index.php/ot ... -equipment

/Marcus
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Post by Milorg » 31 Aug 2005 07:42

The Norwegian defens museum, Forsvarsmuseet has a interesting colection of small arms.
Eaven if they dont know it them selves. Experimental self loading rifles of the inter war era, Rare swedish guns like the KG m 40 http://www.tfd.chalmers.se/~m95perm/vapen/eldhandv/div/kg_m40.html.
I have not fixed my digital camera yet but i'l hope to bee able to post pics soon.

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Post by Mike R » 08 Sep 2005 19:13

The US Air Force Museum (WPAFB), in addition to the two German planes listed, also has an Me109G-10, Me262A, Me163, Ju52, Fi 156, Mc200 "Saetta", A6M2 "Zero", Ohka "Cherry Blossom", and mock-ups of a V1 and V2, as well as the famed fliegerabwehrkanonen 88.

Sorry, no digital camera, so no good pics.

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Post by Marcus » 09 Sep 2005 10:27

Thanks Mike.

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Post by Sarge » 11 Oct 2005 08:07

Marcus
I spent the summer of 1979 going to Military and avation museums in Europe/England and have gone to a lot more since then. I'm in the process of compiling a list of all those museums from brochures I've picked up over the years.
I'll send you a copy of what I have done if you want it.
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Post by Marcus » 11 Oct 2005 18:29

That would be nice of you, thanks.

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Post by Sarge » 13 Oct 2005 22:58

On the way
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Re: Museums

Post by fredleander » 05 Nov 2005 22:51

Marcus Wendel wrote:Hello all,

I have a section on the site that lists museums that include Axis equipment in their collections and I'd like your help with expanding that section.

Any other museums that should be included?
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Flymuseet (Air Museum), Gardermoen airport, Oslo.

They have a complete He 111 as well as a reconstructed scenario of the wreck-site for same aircraft.

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Post by Sarge » 06 Nov 2005 07:17

That HE 111 was pulled out of the ice/snow in northerh Norway about 7 or 8 years ago and rebuilt to flying condition. They were able to locate the survivors of the crew and had them present when it was dedicated. All had survived the shoot down & crash and all but 1 had survived the war, IF I remember correctly.
There is also a very good museum dedicated to the Norwegion resistance at Acres Hus in Oslo and the sub pens at Tropndheim are still there. The dome shaped admin building is still in use as is the small 2 boat mostly open air pen(used by fishing boats when I was there). The main Sub pen has been filled in and was being used as a warehouse with a ramp built and the car dealers were storing their new car inventory on the roof.
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Post by fredleander » 06 Nov 2005 11:54

That is correct, Sarge. And recently (2004, I believe) another He111 was salvaged from a lake in central Norway. The German PIC was present at the actual lifting it out of the water. It was one of several planes that had landed on the ice April '40. During daytime the ice started to melt and the wheels went through the top-layer ice with the consequence that it could not be moved - and later sank.

The finest object at The Flymuseum in Oslo is, in my opinion, the Northrop NPB. It was salvaged from a river bed on Iceland and refurbished by former employees of the Northrop factory in the U.S. After that it was presented as a gift to Norway.

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Post by DXTR » 29 Dec 2005 18:33

I know its off topic but here is a story about another heinkel i norway that was discovered below the surface

http://www.nuav.net/haltenbank.html

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Post by Stefan Lundgren » 09 Jan 2006 17:41

The arsenal-museum in Ronne(Bornholm), Denmark.

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Post by Vincent S. » 27 Jan 2006 17:29

http://www.warmuseums.nl/alfaindx.htm

All the Museums in Europe

Have A nice Day

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Post by The Edge » 16 Feb 2006 11:45

One quite interesting> http://www.vazduhoplovnivodic.co.yu/eng ... zej_jv.htm

(Axis collection> Me-109G-2, Ju-52/3m, Fi 156c, Bü 133, Fw 190f (not restored), Fiat G-50 (restoring), tail of Ju-87B, lot of armament & equipment, etc. Allied one > JAK-3, Po-2, Hurricane IV, Spit Vb, IL-2m, P-47D, Harward, Tiger Moth, parts of P-38L, etc., engines, equipment, etc. - lot of stuff not exibited :cry: )

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Post by jacobtowne » 26 Jun 2006 17:10

Springfield Armory Museum in Springfield, Mass., has Axis firearms in their collection.

http://www.rediscov.com/spring.htm

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