PUCKAPUNYAL TANK MUSEUM SUNDAY AUGUST 28 th

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PUCKAPUNYAL TANK MUSEUM SUNDAY AUGUST 28 th

Post by JOHN ECKHART (FONZE) on Mon Aug 08 2016, 23:54

TANK MUSEUM PUCKAPUNYAL                                                                     SUNDAY  AUGUST  28 th
Celebrating 50 years of Vietnam Veterans Day –
Ride Leader .. Chris Collins  -   Leaves .. Yarra Glen   9.30 am –   62 k’s   – @  1 Hr.
Puckapunyal is an active Military base and full I.D is required – entry $10
The main attraction of the museum is the vehicle displays. The museum now has over 70 Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs), both wheeled and tracked. Vehicles on display have their origins in Australia, Britain, US, Canada, Japan, Russia, Germany and China.
Many of the vehicles were brought to Australia as trial vehicles or for intelligence purposes. Other vehicles were captured and presented to Australia. These include a Chinese Type 59 tank captured during the Vietnam War and a German 88 mm Flak Anti-Aircraft / Anti-tank gun captured by the Australian 26th Brigade during the battle of El Alamein in the Western Desert during World War 2.
Subject to training commitments current equipment (Leopard MBTs, M113's etc) is also displayed in the museum on weekends and public holidays. In addition to the AFV's the museum also has on display a collection of more than 15 Artillery/Anti-Armour guns.



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