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    http://www.peachmountain.com/5star/U...ce_Museum.aspx

    Scroll all the way down to table of individual tanks

  • #2
    Thanks Tom! I have plans to be there myself this spring.
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    • #3
      The last time I was at Aberdeen was over 35 years ago. I can remember some of the vehicles being rather beat up looking. But I don't remember them being in as bad a shape as these photo's. Is there a local historical society that helps with the restoration and upkeep of the vehicles?
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      • #4
        Looks like some are being readied for another painting.
        They have been suffering out there a long time.
        Some have een returned to their former owners.
        Not much is being done to maintain them other than painting once in a while.
        Their Tiger 2 is at Ft Knox and the Tger 1 is in limbo somewhere on the other side of the Atlantic.
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        • #5
          I used to like going to Aberdeen, but now it just makes me sad to see these great vehicles sitting out there rusting. It's unfortunate that no one at Aberdeen is able or willing to do what it takes to preserve this historic equipment.
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          • #6
            Is Aberdeen short of fundings or is it personal related that the prizes are left out in the open to rust away without love n' care?
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            • #7
              I suspect that they are short on funds and that they are also short on personnel, which would cost money to get. However, that is really nothing more than an excuse for not making it a higher priority than I would like it to be or ask for additional funds. If we can dedicate money to a Woodstock Museum (thankfully rescinded) or for countless memorials, I think we can raise money for this.
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              • #8
                Is there a museum for Woodstock? Eh, whats the world comin' to? Does it show a pile of mud? An in the meantime a serious museem as Aberdeen is left out with short fundings. Oh my...
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                • #9
                  Great link Tom D , thanks.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by McCoy View Post
                    Is there a museum for Woodstock? Eh, whats the world comin' to? Does it show a pile of mud? An in the meantime a serious museem as Aberdeen is left out with short fundings. Oh my...
                    They wanted to open a museum to Woodstock. My understanding is that it failed.

                    My real problem with this is that money is out there. Part of my job for the last 2 years I was in the Army was finding OPM* funds for my boss's projects. It was always out there.

                    *Other People's Money - a term for money budgeted to someone else that you can use better than they can. So you do.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for that! I like the rock music from that period, especially CSN&Y but a museem is overkill. OPM could be put to better use in other places and one of 'em is clearly Aberdeen.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by McCoy View Post
                        Thanks for that! I like the rock music from that period, especially CSN&Y but a museem is overkill. OPM could be put to better use in other places and one of 'em is clearly Aberdeen.
                        I agree...some guy at Aberdeen needs to get off his dead butt and round up some year end money next year, or get it from somewhere else. That stuff is irreplaceable and should be maintained.
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                        • #13
                          You can join the Ordnance Museum Foundation, adopt an artifact, or contact the Museum about donations at this link.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the link.
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                            • #15
                              If you like tanks, Aberdeen is a great place to check out. They have a bunch of them! There is also a substantial collection of artillery as well.

                              I've been their a couple of times but not in the past 7 years. Unfortunately, they need a huge building to put the tanks in or they will all rust away in the lovely Maryland humidity and rain. The interiors of those tanks are in worse shape then the outsides.

                              The thing I like about museums like that, is that you get a real sense of scale. Looking at a tank picture is not like standing next to one. In particular, I was amazed by how small the Panzer I really is. It's only the size of a small car!


                              Cool link!
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