The museum has more vehicles then buildings, and driving up you see tanks and other vehicles all over the place, some in good shape, some totally rusted. Realize that many purchased vehicles came in unrestored, and since they haven't had any love, they are just sitting there.
Here's building 4, the smallest one. We started our two hour tour here, with our knowledgeable guide, dressed up in ww2 uniform.
In this first post I will focus on US vehicles in WW2, since that is my main interest now, since I have started some Bolt Action modeling.
Let's start with this M20 light armored vehicle, who's little sister M8 greyhound I just finished as a 1/48 model. This vehicle was completely restored and is in working order.
Hull names galore, here a Sherman, ready to be used on your next Bolt Action or FOW tank.
Here's a beautifully restored Jeep, with lots of little accesories. I took a bunch of images, detailing stowage, so I can use it in future modeling projects.
On to building 1
Here's another M4A1 Sherman with cast hull.
This is an original ww2 training cupola. With the two kids in there, you can see tankers would have been short people!
Here's an incredible M3A1 scout car. You can see the information in front of the vehicle - each one tells the history of the design and of the acquistion of this particular one.
Here's the same vehicle, except with halftrack. Also notice the weapons on the side.
And here's Glenn in front of a M3 Stuart 'Honey'. Glenn is working on a small BA force that has one of these little tanks in it - it's based on a Alaskan WW2 unit that saw action on the Aleutian Islands.
Here's the website of the museum HERE
You will need to email them for a tour and the cost is 20 dollars per adult. Remember, the museum continually needs funds and all the tour guides are volunteers, so grab all your gaming friends and head out there, it's located near Palo Alto on the freeway 280 side up to San Francisco.
Next post: all the German stuff! Stay tuned!