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Museum Review, American Armoured Foundation, Danville, VA.


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The_Chieftain #41 Posted Mar 24 2012 - 02:46

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Scolopax, on Mar 23 2012 - 22:18, said:

They also had this, which I can't seem to identify
http://img811.images...20323154430.jpg
(Yes, that's little me in the picture.  I look nothing like that now though.)

Ooooh.. That's a challenge.

None one of the normal suspects. (ADATS, Mauler, Roland).... I shall continue hunting.

Scolopax #42 Posted Mar 24 2012 - 03:20

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The_Chieftain, on Mar 24 2012 - 02:46, said:

Ooooh.. That's a challenge.

None one of the normal suspects. (ADATS, Mauler, Roland).... I shall continue hunting.
Found it:

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Hammer72 #43 Posted May 16 2012 - 12:46

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I live a little over an hour from this museum and used to pass within 10 minutes or so when we used to visit my mother-in-law where she used to live.  One trip four or five years ago I managed to convince my wife to go to the museum with me.  While I enjoyed the museum it was a very, very strange experience.  At least back then they did not allow photography of any kind inside the museum and were very militant about checking that you didn't have a camera on you.  Maybe now that decent cameras exist on most everybody's mobile phones they have relaxed this policy.  They did have a very interesting sheet of museum rules that they made every visitor sign.  Also someone else mentioned the docent riding around announcing the closing times on an adult-sized tricycle.  When we made our trip, the owner/collector himself was riding the tricycle around with a .38 revolver strapped to his belt shadowing us.  Granted my wife and I were the only visitors to the museum at the time.  Maybe he was worried I would try and steal one of his tanks.  Based on the real strange vibe I got at the museum, I said I was not likely to make another visit.  It does sound like maybe this has changed though.  Can anyone confirm this.  Also, I did notice that there were a lot of duplicates in the museums collection as well.

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View PostHammer72, on May 16 2012 - 12:46, said:

I live a little over an hour from this museum and used to pass within 10 minutes or so when we used to visit my mother-in-law where she used to live. One trip four or five years ago I managed to convince my wife to go to the museum with me. While I enjoyed the museum it was a very, very strange experience. At least back then they did not allow photography of any kind inside the museum and were very militant about checking that you didn't have a camera on you. Maybe now that decent cameras exist on most everybody's mobile phones they have relaxed this policy. They did have a very interesting sheet of museum rules that they made every visitor sign. Also someone else mentioned the docent riding around announcing the closing times on an adult-sized tricycle. When we made our trip, the owner/collector himself was riding the tricycle around with a .38 revolver strapped to his belt shadowing us. Granted my wife and I were the only visitors to the museum at the time. Maybe he was worried I would try and steal one of his tanks. Based on the real strange vibe I got at the museum, I said I was not likely to make another visit. It does sound like maybe this has changed though. Can anyone confirm this. Also, I did notice that there were a lot of duplicates in the museums collection as well.

When i went he was doing the same thing and i don't think he liked WOT because when i brought it up he had some strong opinions. Yes there were some duplicate's but it's big building they have to fill it somehow . 



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Great talk really enjoyed the talk and found it very informative hope you get to post more lectures.

 



alyfmly #46 Posted Oct 10 2015 - 19:33

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Does anyone know happened to the Aberdeen museum?   That was a fantastic place.  I've heard they moved the collection but I don't know where.

The_Chieftain #47 Posted Oct 12 2015 - 16:53

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Some of it went to Fort Lee, VA. Most of the rest is in long term storage in Anniston, AL. Some pieces found their way to Ft Benning and Ft Sill.

joshww2legoguy #48 Posted Oct 12 2015 - 18:24

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Thanks Its a nice place i went there my profile pic is of me in front of the m4 don't no what variant it is

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I went there once back in 2012. I live in the Commonwealth of Virginia and, even though I stayed at a friend's house who was far closer to it, it still took about three hours of driving to get to it. It is, very much, in a pretty hard-to-get part of the Commonwealth because, for much of the drive, there are only the occasional small town here and there. If you come in from Richmond, it'll be about a five hour drive and I would advise finding a place to stay the night either between Richmond and Danville or in Danville. 

 

Still, I would say the museum is well worth the journey because they have enough military equipment to get lost in for an entire day, including the tanks. They also do the occasional demonstration and they do drive the tanks around as well. So, if you want to see a few rare tanks, then I'd advise you go and see it, but I would also say stop along the way because there are also quite a few historic sites along the way as well including the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. 



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If you're in the DC area, Americans in Wartime are having their 2016 open house at their tank farm down in Nokesville VA this upcoming weekend (24th and 25th Sept.)

 

http://www.nmaw.org/...ime-open-house/



WulfeHound #51 Posted Sep 21 2016 - 05:06

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View Postkenoman, on Sep 20 2016 - 22:21, said:

If you're in the DC area, Americans in Wartime are having their 2016 open house at their tank farm down in Nokesville VA this upcoming weekend (24th and 25th Sept.)

 

http://www.nmaw.org/...ime-open-house/

 

I'm heading up on Saturday

Tjtod #52 Posted Sep 21 2016 - 13:58

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View Postkenoman, on Sep 20 2016 - 23:21, said:

If you're in the DC area, Americans in Wartime are having their 2016 open house at their tank farm down in Nokesville VA this upcoming weekend (24th and 25th Sept.)

 

http://www.nmaw.org/...ime-open-house/

 

If this wasn't during the school year, or I had a car at college I would go, but sadly I can't right now.




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