It all depends. There's over a hundred pieces of armour and artillery outside plus Ican't even count the number of firearms and ordnance displayed inside. I would probably spend the the best part of the morning viewing the tanks and artillery pieces since it would be cooler in the morning and better light for photography. The afternoon would be spent inside the museum viewing all the firearms and various ordnance like mines,shells,ammunition,grenades and don't forget the souvenir shop. I'll post some photos of whats inside.
The tanks look like they're painted stone white because the paint is badly faded. I took these pictures about three years ago. About 5 years ago they were colored a kind of mustard/sand color. The harsh eastcoast weather really batter these artifacts. They're planning on building a museum complex which will keep the artifacts indoors where they should be. But for the meantime they will have to endure. They have restored some pieces and placed them near the gate, but they are displayed outdoor at the mercy of mother nature. I don't think I have any pictures of militray stuff with me in it. You see all these expeditions are mostly done by my lonesome self. My wife does not have the patience to walk under the sun for hours admiring pieces of military hardware and their various nuances. She gets bored inside military museums where the diplays look bland and monotonous. So, I'm usually the on my own. I take pictures for references. I'm just happy my wife tolerates my hobby and doesn't feel taken for granted. I usually drop them off at a nearby mall or restaurant while I hurry up viewing the diplays and taking my pictures. I haven't been to any military shows lately because of my work schedule( I work 6 days a week). But if I get a chance I'll have someone take my picture and I'll post it.
Here are some of the restored armour.
M2/M2A1 medium tank predecessor of the M3 Lee/Grant
M3 Stuart in 8th Army Markings
M24 Chaffee like the tanks in Lingayen
M7 Priest similar to the one in the PMA but a later model
Pzkw IV in Afrika Korps Markings
Last Edit: Aug 10, 2006 21:39:35 GMT -5 by milspec