Tank Museum Visit
It was a great "boy day out" at the tank museum, only 45 minutes from home. Dad was the celebrity as he posed with the WWII 57mm antitank gun he operated throughout the war from Normandy, thru the battle of the bulge an into Germany. Jeff, Roger and Tim were outstanding tour guides. Jeff provided info on tanks from WWII to present. Roger a Vietnam tank mechanic, provided vivid details on the repair and operation of tanks of that ERA. Tim filled in the gap from the early 60's. The day ended with a Pizza fest and a good night's sleep.
These are our pictures:
Some of the awesome setups
Another excellent restoration Dad poses in front of the 57mm anti tank
gun he he fired throughout WWII
Tim is awed by the massive size of the guns!!
The scenes were life like as Trent reviews the tank data
The team reviews a Russian tank as Jeff explains the details in the use of plows on tanks
Dad relates to Trent some war stories as we reviewed more tanks
Brian & William kept us laughing
Dad explains how to tow, aim, load and fire the 57mm he lived with in WWII to Jeff, Brian and William
The man that made this all possible
The boys explain the art of riding a shell in battle
Dad proudly poses in front of the 57mm he fired throughout WWII
The military bicycle display was awesome!!!
We told dad not to fire the 57mm!!!!