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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
The Cold War era missiles and anti-aircraft gun above are a new addition to the outdoor exhibits since my last visit.
Great Thread. Thanks for all the GREAT photos. Been in that museum many times when I was stationed there. Ft Sill has is a special place for me as my Dad did his Officer Advanced course there. He went on to command the 750th FA in Germany where I was born in Ansbach.
There is a secondary exhibit building we failed to see containing a ground-to-air museum that was formerly at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas, which moved to Ft. Sill in 2010; unfortunately we ran out of time so confined ourselves to the main museum and the area around it which is called the Cannon Walk and has field artillery pieces from World War I through Desert Storm, many of them war trophies.
My favorite piece among the trophy guns is the WWII German 88 captured in North Africa. Conceived as an anti-aircraft gun it was widely used, particularly in North Africa, as an anti-tank gun. It is shown here with its "limbers" (wheel units) attached in towing mode.
These photos date from my previous visit; since then many more specimens have been added to the grounds like the Soviet anti-aircraft gun below.
The self-propelled howitzer above is self-evident; less so, the Bradley AFV below, but it served as an artillery spotting vehicle during Desert Storm so is included for that reason.