Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tank Museum

A late production Sherman tank. One of my favorites. Now both Paul Heiser and Bill Jr Models make these in HO. That's going to get expensive for me.

Another M47 tank, they had two at the museum. I always like this one. I think they should have painted it with Tiger II markings for use in the Battle of the Bulge movie!

They had a number of various other civilian type trucks that had been used by the military.

The M8 armored car and the M60 tank. They were in great condition.

A mid / late war Sherman tank.

American Military Museum & Restoration Center
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
1918 N. Rosemead Blvd.
South El Monte, CA 91733-2948

Telephone: (626) 442-1776
Fax: (626) 443-1776
Check them out and send them a few bucks, if you have a couple extras.


Peeler said...

Just had a good look through, nice set of pictures, thanks, bet you could spend more than a day at that place.

Bob G. said...

That was one helluva tour through some very nice hardware.

I am glad the Germans NEVER had any M-47s though...LOL

Good shout out for the museum...
ANd I plan to start stashing away some loose cash for a donation soon.
They deserve it for the work they've done JUST to get those vehicles on site.

Now...if you've got a mind to drive out to CHINO to the AIR museum....

(just a thought)

STay safe out there.

Karcuss said...

The Sherman Mid war ? M4A3 has a dirty great armoured front welded to it. As you can see the Mg is in a Cut out and the welded lifting hooks ex tankers work shop!!
Any more Imformation

Bunkermeister said...

No plans to visit Chino.

It is a great museum.