Panoramic Views Inside Panzers

Today we jump on the heavy side of (motorized) gear!

The Military Vehicle Technology Foundation has one of the largest and most significant collections of historical military vehicles in the world. Domestic and foreign combat vehicles such as tanks, armored cars, self-propelled artillery, and other technically interesting mobile platforms are the focus of the collection. They maintain an extensive technical library that describes many vehicles down to the part level. Aside from the vehicles, there are towed artillery, antitank, and antiaircraft guns. Military support equipment,inert ordnance, and accessories round out the collection.

The founder of the Foundation, Mr. Jacques Littlefield, started the collection in 1975 with the purchase of an unrestored M3A1 Scout Car. The first two tanks arrived on site in 1983. The collection comprised a total of five armored vehicles by 1988. Over time other military vehicles and associated equipment were acquired from dealers, collectors, or in trade with various museums or government agencies in the United States and abroad. By the middle of the 1990’s the collection included examples from almost all historically significant land battles of the last half-century. The oldest armored military vehicle in the collection is a World War I era M1917 light tank.

The Foundation was established in 1998 to serve the interests of authors, historians, educators, the defense industry, veteran groups, model makers, as well as the entertainment industry.

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Do you like to take a look inside a Panzer and experience what a crewman feels like?

Here go go: Panoramic Views Inside Panzers

Check out the other tanks, too! 100% Stunning! 🙂

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~ by geardoshit on August 9, 2011.

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