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jpdocdave 05-25-2008 12:12 PM

Military Museum Pics
took the fam to a military museum today, its only 15 mins from our house. this was a blast, everyone loved it. i got tons of pics on photobucket, if anyone wants to see more, let me know how to put a link to that.

jpdocdave 05-25-2008 12:14 PM

here's some more

richp 05-25-2008 12:33 PM

If you get any time go to the Air Force museum in Dayton Oh. I went there quite a few times back in the late 80's when it wasn't so organized and you had to duck under wings and props and could climb up on them to look inside. No roped off walkways, you bunk your head it's your fault :D I never got tired of the place. The one you went to makes me kind of sad seeing all that heavy metal out in the weather and exposed to the elements.
They just plunked down an F14 Tomcat a couple of towns over in a park, beautiful aircraft with new paint, again, out in the weather. It sure would be nice if they put at least a shed roof over it of some kind to keep the worst off.

jpdocdave 05-25-2008 12:55 PM

ya i know what you mean, this place was huge, and a lot of it was even shot up. its amazing to think of what the people in them went through. they have a bunch indoors to some are in the pics, and they keep some of the tanks and trucks running. they said in july they're gonna have an open house, and run some cars over w/ tanks. i'll tryo to get video of that

it is better than them rotting away where people can't appreciate it in a desert somewhere though.

jpdocdave 05-25-2008 12:59 PM

here's some indoor stuff, lighting wasn't as good

crafty 05-25-2008 01:30 PM

Sometimes my friend will take this out on the trails

Smeghead 05-25-2008 03:09 PM

wow me and my boys would LOVE that place

RatherBNarizona 05-25-2008 09:12 PM

great pics!
I love military museums!

sgnellett 05-26-2008 08:49 AM

Where is that place? It looks like someplace me and my boys would enjoy someday soon! I'd love to get my hands on one of those M715s!

debruins 05-26-2008 06:07 PM

wowee looks REEALLLYY cool, thats my lifes goal, to have my own collection of stuff like that!

MoA 05-26-2008 06:59 PM

crafty a dealership down the road just sold one of those..

i live about 15 minutes from grissom airforce base.. they got an air museum there thats pretty cool

crafty 05-26-2008 07:52 PM

My same friend owns this one

jpdocdave 05-26-2008 07:53 PM

man crafty, that guy has some nice rigs. i love that stuff.

jpdocdave 05-26-2008 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by sgnellett (Post 232329)
Where is that place? It looks like someplace me and my boys would enjoy someday soon! I'd love to get my hands on one of those M715s!

this is right on the wisconsin illinois border, towards the east.

we had more fun than i imagined. it was one of the coolest things we've done, and $20 for the 4 of us.

dj_chizzle 05-27-2008 07:03 AM

cool looking museum!

i went to the springfield armory in springfield, ma over the weekend. they made a lot of the weapons for the North during the Civil War. check out this awesome gun rack - all original rifles.

this wasn't at the museum but was in a local park in chicopee, ma i think. hmm...what would it be like to drive a tank?

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