THIS IS ONE OF THE FINAL ARMY AIRCRAFT LEFT AT GLENVIEW NAVAL BASE BEFORE IT WAS CLOSED DOWN
(1937-1995)

 

1967 BELL HELICOPTER #355
USED IN COMBAT IN VIETNAM, WAS SHOT DOWN BY HOSTILE FIRE, REBUILT AT CORPUS CRISTI ARMY DEPOT (CCAD), THEN SERVED 3 YEARS WITH 70TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALIAN IN MANNHEIM, GERMANY.  IT WAS PART OF A GROUP CALLED ALLIED MOBILE FORCE, DEPLOYMENTS TO RINGSTED, DENMARK AND CORLU, TURKEY

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BRITISH SULTON COMMAND VEHICLE

(RUNNING AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL)

BUILT BY THE BRITISH AND CURRENTLY USED IN PLACES LIKE BOSNIA AND IRAQ.
THE CREW CONSISTS OF SIX-A DRIVER, COMMANDER, RADIO OPERATORS, CLERKS
AND STAFF MEMBERS.
EQUIPPED WITH A
TENT THAT EXTENDS FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE FOR MORE SPACE.
TOP SPEED 50
MPH
JAGUAR 6 CYLINDER ENGINE AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION


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1944 PROTOTYPE JET ENGINE FROM THE U.S. ARMY
 USED IN WWII

IN 1939 JET ENGINES EXISTED ONLY AS LABORATORY ITEMS.  BUT, RIGHT AFTER THE WAR IN 1945, IT WAS CLEAR THAT THE FUTURE OF AVIATION LAY WITH JET ENGINES.
 

 

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1969 M35 ARMORED GUN TRUCK 6X6
(BATTLE WAGON)

(NATIONAL SHOW WINNER, RESTORED AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL)
THESE MODIFIED TRUCKS WERE THEN USED AS ESCORT VEHICLES, USUALLY ARMED TO THE TEETH WITH MACHINE GUNS, ROCKETS, ANTI-PERSONNEL MINES, AND WHATEVER ELSE COULD BE LOADED ON.

 
1955 M38A1 JEEP
EQUIPPED WITH THE DEADLY M40A1 106 MM RECOILLESS RIFLE.  USED TO DESTROY ENEMY TANKS WITH A RANGE OF AROUND 8,500 YARDS.
(NATIONAL SHOW WINNER, RESTORED AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL)
THE USE OF A 50-CALIBER GUN MOUNTED ON TOP OF THE 106 MM RIFLE WAS USED TO AIM BEFORE FIRING THE VERY EXPENSIVE 106MM ROUND.  THE M38A1 DESIGN IS WHAT THE COMMONLY KNOWN CJ-5 JEEP WAS BASED OFF OF.

 

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U.S. ARMY 4 WHEEL DRIVE XM 274 MULE

OFTEN SEEN IN THE FIELDS AND ON THE ROADS OF VIETNAM
ALTHOUGH THEY LOOK SMALL, THE MULE HAD TWICE THE CARGO CAPACITY OF A JEEP.  POWERED BY A WILLYS 4 CYLINDER ENGINE.  MAX SPEED 25 M.P.H.
(FULLY FUNCTIONAL)

 
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE OFF ROAD SWISS ARMY PINZGAUER
THE AUSTRIAN PINZGAUER STANDS ALONE AS THE BEST ALL AROUND VEHICLE DESIGNED FOR ON AND OFF ROAD USE IN THE WORLD.  IT IS AN UNSTOPPABLE WORKHORSE AND HAS BEEN USED BY MILITARY OPERATIVES IN SOME OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TERRAIN AND CONDITIONS ON EVERY CONTINENT.

(FULLY FUNCTIONAL)

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1944 FORD POLICE JEEP WITH T-3 DUMP TRAILER
A .50 CALIBER MACHINE GUN ON A PEDASTAL MOUNT USED BY MILITARY POLICE FOR LEADING CONVOYS.  INCLUDES SIREN, FLASHING RED LIGHTS, 2 WAY MILITARY RADIO, AUXILLARY FUEL TANKS. 

(RESTORED AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL)

 
CZECH OT-810 ARMORED HALFTRACK

ONE OF THE MOST MODERN ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIERS IN THE WORLD

130 HP DIESEL V-8
USED TO TRANSPORT A SQUAD OF TROOPS TO THE BATTLEFIELD, PROTECTED FROM ENEMY FIRE.  EQUIPPED WITH HATCHES TO COMPLETELY ENCLOSE DUE TO EXPOSURE OF RADIATION AND GAS.  DESIGNED AND FIRST BUILT IN NAZI GERMANY DURING WWII.

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GERMAN WWII FIELD HOWITZER 18 10.5CM ARTILLERY PIECE
DATED BACK IN 1940 WITH ORIGINAL MARKINGS: F. KRUPP-ESSEN.  THIS IS THE REAL DEAL, WITH BREECH RINGS REMOVED AND REPLACED TO NON-OPERATIONAL DISPLAY.  COMPLETE WITH SOLID RUBBER TIRES, THIS FIELD PIECE WILL STILL ELEVATE AND TRAVERSE.  THE EARLY WWII MODELS WERE NOT FITTED WITH MUZZLE BRAKES WHICH WERE NOT ADOPTED UNTIL LATER IN WWII AND COME WITHOUT OPTICAL SIGHT.  THIS PIECE WAS USED IN AN EPISODE OF "BAND OF BROTHERS".  IT WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 4300 LBS.

KATYUSHA ROCKET AND ROCKET  LAUNCHER

THE KATYUSHA IS A FAVORITE WEAPON OF TERRORISTS.  IT IS NOW ILLEGAL TO IMPORT THIS WEAPON TO THE UNITED STATES.  THIS IS ONE OF ONLY THREE LEGALLY REGISTERED KATYUSHA'S IN THE COUNTRY.
THE KATYUSHA ROCKET HAS A 10 MILE RANGE THAT CAN TAKE OUT LARGE BUNKERS AND AIR STRIPS.  THE KATYUSHA HAS BEEN CONSTANTLY MODERNIZED.  IT IS STILL USED BY MILITARY FORCES IN IRAN, LEBANON, AFGHANISTAN, NORTH KOREA, CHINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES.  THE SIMPLE DESIGN LACKS ACCURACY, THEREFORE ITS PRIMARY USAGE IS TO HEAVILY BOMBARD ENEMY FORCES FOR AREA COVERAGE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS.

IRAQ ROADSIDE BOMB
THIS IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE (I.E.D.), NOW INERT, WAS DISCOVERED LIGHTLY BURIED ALONG THE ROADSIDE, JUST OUTSIDE OF SADR CITY IRAQ BY A PATROL OF THE 101ST AIRBORNE.  THIS I.E.D. IS A CYLINDRICAL RED GAS CAN FILLED WITH WHAT APPEAR TO BE ROOFING NAILS.  ATTACHED TO IT WAS A 15.2OZ BLOCK OF C-4, AND A MICROFINE FINE DETONATION DEVISE SECURED WITH BLACK TAPE AND APPROXIMATELY 300 FT OF LIGHTWEIGHT ELECTRICAL WIRE.  IT WAS DESIGNED TO EXPLODE IN FRONT OF AN IRAQI SECURITY STATION AT THE EVENING POST CHANGE.  THE LETTERING ON THE SIDE READ "SERVANT OF ALLAH" AND 3 INITIALS OF UNKNOWN MEANING.

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THE M114 ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER
THE M114 WAS BUILT BY CADDILAC, AND IS POWERED BY A CHEVROLET V-8 MOTOR WITH A 283 CUBIC INCH ENGINE. IT HAD A THREE-MAN CREW, AND A TOP SPEED OF 36 MPH. THIS IS ONE OF 12, THAT ARE IN THE COUNTRY LEGALLY REGISTERED.

(COMPLETELY RESTORED AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL)

 

THIS LIGHTWEIGHT, LOW-SILHOUETTE VEHICLE, WAS DESIGNED TO COMPLIMENT THE M113 IN COMMAND AND RECONNAISSANCE ROLES. IT CAN SWIM, PROPELLED BY ITS TRACKS, AND IS LIGHT ENOUGH TO BE TRANSPORTED BY CARGO AIRCRAFT AND DROPPED BY PARACHUTE. THE M114 COMMANDER'S CUPOLA REQUIRED THAT THE HATCH BE OPENED TO FIRE THE .50 CAL MACHINE GUN. THE COMMANDER'S HATCH ROTATES 360 DEGREES WITH ITS .50 CALIBER MACHINE GUN AND MOUNT. THE OBSERVER IN THE REAR HAD AN M60 7.62MM MACHINE GUN MOUNTED ON A PEDESTAL. THERE WAS STOWAGE ON THE REAR DOOR FOR THREE M72A1 "LAW" ANTI-TANK ROCKETS.


WW11 BMW MOTORCYCLE AND SIDE CAR
 


IMPROVISED SOVIET PPSH-41 SUBMACHINE GUN
MOST TALIBAN WEAPONS WERE REPAIRED AND PRE-REPAIRED BY HAND. NOTHING WAS WASTED OR DISCARDED


THE FOLLOWING PICTURES ARE ITEMS THAT WERE RETRIEVED FROM SADAM HUSSEIN'S PALACE, AFTER OUR MILITARY INVADED.  THERE WERE UNIFORMS, PICTURES, EVEN SADAM'S PERSONAL STATIONERY.

IRAQI TANKER, HELMET, COVERALLS, AND MAP ALONG WITH A DESTROYED IRAQI TANK.  ALL RETRIEVED FROM A DECIMATED IRAQI ARMORED COLUMN

ARTIFACTS FROM CAPTURED IRAQI SOLDIERS

IRAQI AIRBORNE SPECIAL FORCES TUNIC AND BERET
SOVIET RPK LIGHT MACHINE GUN
IRAQI ARMY UNIFORM, HELMET AND GEAR CAPTURED EARLY ON IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.  MOST IRAQI UNITS DISROBED AND VANISHED INTO THE POPULATION RATHER THAN BE DESTROYED BY U.S. MILITARY MIGHT.

THEY ENJOY COKE AND PEPSI PRODUCTS, OVER THERE, TOO

IRAQI LICENSE PLATES, LIKE THESE ON DISPLY, WOULD BE FOUND ALONG THE ROADSIDE.   THE PLATE BELOW IS FROM AN IRAQI MILITARY VEHICLE.  IT FELL VICTIM TO AN AIR POWER ATTACK.  THE SYMBOL INSIDE IS THE INSIGNIA FOR THE IRAQI ARMY. 
AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT, THIS PLATE IS FROM A PASSENGER CAR.  THE ARABIC ON BOTTOM RIGHT INDICATES IRAQ AND THE ARABIC AT BOTTOM LEFT INDICATES THE PROVIDENCE OF KUWAIT.

FLYERS, SUCH AS THESE, WERE OFTEN DROPPED FROM PLANES, OFFERING REWARDS.  HERE, WE HAVE WANTED POSTERS, INCLUDING SADDAM HUSSEIN'S
THE U.S. MILITARY ALSO OFFERED MONEY FOR FINDING BOMBS.  IRAQI MILITARY PRIMARILY MADE BOMBS OUT OF PLASTIC SO AS NOT TO BE DISCOVERED BY METAL DETECTORS.

MORE ARTIFACTS FROM SADDAM HUSSEIN'S PALACE
WATCH OUT FOR SADDAM HUSSEIN!
ACTUAL MAN AND WOMAN'S WATCH FROM IRAQ.  THE FORMER DICTATOR PLASTERED HIS PICTURE EVERYWHERE, EVEN ON THE WATCHES.  SO, WHEN YOU WANTED TO KNOW WHAT TIME IT WAS, YOU NEVER FORGOT YOU WERE ON SADDAM'S TIME.
   

THIS IS THE ACTUAL SUIT THAT UDAY HUSSEIN (SON OF SADDAM) WORE FOR THE OLYMPICS.  IT WAS REPORTED THAT UDAY WOULD TORTURE HIS PLAYERS WHEN THEY DIDN'T WIN.  HE WOULD LOCK THEM IN A PRISON FOR A FEW DAYS, WHIP T HE BOTTOMS OF THEIR FEET, MAKE THEM KICK A CEMENT BALL AROUND OR RUN ON AN AREA OF GLASS SHARDS.

THE HOOD EMBLEM IS FROM UDDAY'S PORSCHE.  THE PORSCHE WAS ONE OF THREE IN HIS PERSONAL AUTO COLLECTION.

THE STATIONERY WAS REMOVED FROM UDAY'S RESIDENCE.

A BKK-6M
HIGH ALTITUDE PRESSURE SUIT
THIS SUIT WAS USED BY IRAQI PILOTS-FLYING SOVIET MIGS AND FRENCH MIRAGE JETS.

THE SUIT IS PRESSURIZED TO FORM A TIGHT FIT ON THE PILOT TO PREVENT THE BLOOD FROM LEAVING TEH HEAD CAUSING A BLACKOUT DURING HIGH-G MANEUVERS.
U.S. AT4
SHOULDER FIRED
ROCKET LAUNCHER
WITH ROCKET



ITEMS THAT WERE TAKEN FROM CAPTURED IRAQI SOLDIERS
IRAQI ANTI-PERSONNEL MINE
(DETONATED REMOTELY OR BY TRIP WIRE)

IRAQI FLAG CAPTURED IN MOSUL

COMPLIMENTS OF THE
101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION


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