I got this in from 2ndBat earlier. If I knew something like this goes on, I would have tried to get my ass there sooner. Might be fun joining in full Scottish Black Watch kit!
I recently went to a very cool Armored Museum in Old Bethpage New York (on long Island). They have the usual static exterior and interior displays with a great selection of mostly WW2 vehicles. all the US iconic weapons on hand.
Perhaps the coolest thing is that every year they host some emmersive experiences where guests pay to be outfitted in period garb and loaded onto half tracks where they become a part of an orchestrated, unfolding dramatic combined arms attack with reenactors.
Blank fire, simulated explosions, troops rushing about orders shouted and intense action as the armored convoy weaves its way through narrow trails simulating the Normandy countryside. I wasn't present for this event which was last held in July but what a cool fund raiser for the museum.
Here are a few pictures from their web site
The Museum is closed for the next 10 days as the facility and grounds will host a massive steeple chase event for runners.
Feel free to post this under WW2 Radio Shack if you'd like. I bet the museum would welcome some of our members support at these emmersive events!
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Post by shiftysgarand on Aug 11, 2015 19:34:15 GMT -5
Seriously cool. This is what a military museum should be like in my opinion. If I was in New York I'd have liked to run that steeplechase event too!
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The collection of vehicles and displays are wonderful and the forests and distant restored village of Bethpage have a decidedly European look which adds to the ambiance. If you visit their web page there is a short video that gives a very nice feel for the interactive emmersive experience.
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
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Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
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stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
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savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
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