Tag Archives: Military

Review: Saumur Tank Museum

With over 200 armoured vehicles on permanent display, and another 680 in its inventory, the Musée des Blindés Saumur, has the largest collection of armoured vehicles in the world*. It’s been on my list of museums to visit for some time and I wasn’t disappointed. Its roots...

Virginia Aviation Museum to close

The Virginia Aviation Museum located on the edge of Richmond International Airport, is closing at the end of June. The museum has a collection of 38 military & civilian aircraft, some original, some reproductions, that will hopefully be relocated and preserved. They include a 1917 SPAD VII;...

Messerschmitt Bf110F-2 – 5052

BF110F-2 Werknummer 5052 is on display in the Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin. This aircraft served with 13./Zerstörergruppe JG5 at KemiJarvi, Finland during 1943. On January 11, it was damaged by train-mounted flak while flying a four plane mission against railway lines between Murmansk and Leningrad. Pilot Helmut Ziegenhagen...

75mm Airborne Howitzer

75mm Airborne M1A1 Pack Howitzer (1942) designed to be dropped into battle with airborne troops. This one was used by 1st Airlanding Light Artillery Regiment, Royal Artillery, at Arnhem bridge September 1944 where it was damaged (see broken tow ring). It is now in the Royal Artillery...