Tour of the Museum of military equipment in Houston
• the museum of military equipment Excursion to Houston
Museum of military equipment in Houston was founded in 1992 and since then has collected a lot of interesting exhibits from different ages. At the moment, the museum is about 60 fully restored vehicle and various military vehicles, which regularly participate in a small military parade passing on US Independence Day.
In the museum, I walked a very long time, accompanied by a retired officer of the US Army, who told me a lot of interesting stories and tales of the army. Something I remember from art and what is not, so the sign will not all photos, t. To. Is not particularly versed in military transport. The museum has a good collection of military uniforms as the US Army and the armies of other states. German form of the sample in 1942 year.
I will make a digression. Money for the existence of the museum allocate local military, but the museum itself there is only due to the voluntary work of people (volunteers). The bulk of workers - a retired military personnel, but apart from them in the museum teens, helping actively working to restore and repair the machine. A great activity for students, at the same time, you can ride on a tank or a Hummer.
The room shape evolution of the US Army. Evolution is represented from left to right.
The modern form.
Jeep M38A1. This is the post-war version, which was used in the army from 1951 to 1971.
Inside the no-frills, but the "chair" is very comfortable, after a ride on the "military road" soft spot will not get sick.
Three different versions of the Jeep. Outwardly, they differ in design and this is due to the fact that they produced a number of different manufacturers. Two Jeep on the left side - M151 modification.
Ambulance, if I am not mistaken, based on the Dodge.
By the way, during Hurricane Ike, which slightly injured Houston and nearby Galveston much was destroyed, many of these vehicles were involved in helping local residents, carrying food and water for areas flooded by Hurricane.
The legendary Humvee, is one of the earliest versions of the M998A1.
M113 or aluminum cans. Despite the relatively large size of the conveyor body is made of aluminum alloy, which makes the amphibian is very easy, but vulnerable to anti-enemy. In this modification is 20 mm gun, the recoil which was so strong that the automatic fire BMP "slipped" back on tracks. However, this model of gun was unsuccessful, t. To. The wedge it by firing, after about two hundred shots, and the military were unhappy with this gun.
Various modifications base M113.
Helicopter Bell UH-1H. Perhaps he is one of the most famous helicopter in the history of United States Air Force. The main participant "helicopter war" in Vietnam.
M35A2. Truck 2.5 tons. Despite his advanced age, they were produced in 1951, it is still used by the military, on the margins, of course. Very original truck turned. Besides the military, these trucks use the fire brigade and fuel tankers on the ground.
And this is some truck 1942, found him in the swamp, then wrote out a few years on it parts from the factory, collecting money from donations, t. To. The production of spare parts were expensive. Last year, finally it is completely assembled and started the engine. Now is the local domain.
Within just like Maybach.
An old M60. By the way, despite the postscript to the museum, with it and we have not removed the guidance system, so that you can shoot.
The modern tank "Abrams" a little above its running tracks.
On the margins of the museum is worth a lot of different techniques. Some of them will be restored for display in the museum, the other part will disassemble for parts for recoverable exhibits.
Workshop and once restored artifact.
adjacent military base recently donated to the museum just two decommissioned transporter Oshkosh HET. I have long wanted to see them. Temporarily they were put in the museum courtyard, t. To. Nobody knows what to do with these thugs.
The maximum weight of the trains - 90 tons, but also fuel consumption cheerful, about 110 liters per 100 kilometers.