My trip through the NE haa ample days off for me to visit numerous locations I have always wanted to see. Today I drove to the US Army Military Academy at West Point and spent several hours at the museum. When you pull up you are greeted by a WW2 Sherman M4 E8 with markings indicating it is Creighton Abrams final tank he commanded in the War and the vehicle he road into Bastogne. highly unlikely it's the actual vehicle but impressive none the less. The museum walks you through the history of warfare with special focus on US involved conflics. wonderful, wonderful displays as you might imagine.
At museums I always find mistakes or misrepresentations and while there no doubt are some I didn't identify any. Definitely a worthwhile place to visit and its free! Walking around the campus gives me goosebumps in much the way I felt at Gettysburg and Normandy.
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
Ah, dammit, completely forgot to post these images from 9 days ago. My apologies: here are a few pictures from my visit to the Museum at West Point.
Then Colonel Abrhams M4EA8 Serman tank. he had several shot out from under him. His was the first tank into Bastogne duringPattons relief effort.
Lots of great and informative displays of weaponry. This one being a collection of assorted types of diabolical Civil War artillery ammo.
All periods of US Warfare were depicted with WW2 obviously covered.
I was on a luxury car tour for 2 1/2 months and had some very nice vehicles to drive. Though not as fun as the BMW 650 Convertible the MB SL550 was a fun road car!
"The line must be drawn here! This far, no further!"
Battle Records: OP Overlord: Behind the Beach Head (NY:Jul 25-27, 2014) Schlacht im Huertgenwald (NJ:Nov 15-16, 2014) OXCC Battle of the Bulge (MD:Dec 13, 2014) Battle of the Bulge (NY:Jan 17-18, 2015)
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
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
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.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
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.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5