We’d like to share some pictures from the Nederlands Militair Museum (Dutch Military Museum; NMM), which was opened last year. The museum is located in Soest, near Utrecht and definitely worth a visit. It also features many airplanes and more historical objects (knights, muskets, swords, ship models etc.).
17 PDR gun
17 PDR gun
Close up of 17 PDR with rifling visible
AMX 13 105
AMX 13 with 105mm gun (in service between 1953 and 1985)
AMX PRA 105
AMX PRA 105, self propelled light artillety (in service between 1958 and 1983)
AMX PRI, armored personnel carrier (in service between 1958 and 1978)
DAF armored personnel carrier (in service between 1964 en 1989)
Scout vehicle in service since 2006
Rocket artillery, with potential nuclear warhead (1960-1978)
Jeep w/ recoilless rifle
Heavily armed Jeep for quick response
Leopard 1 with upgraded armor
Leopard 2A6, retired after many years, but back since the end of 2015 (cooperation with German army)
M109, standard artillery until replaced with PzH2000
M113 armored personnel carrier with mortar
After war APC used until 1965 also as artillery tow vehicle.
Sherman shot to bits, used as practice target.
Finnish APC used in the Dutch army. This one saw service in Iraq.
Also known as “Flakpanzer Gepard” it was called Cheetah PRTL (PRTL = Tracked Armor against Air Targets) in the Dutch army.
The mother of all modern tanks.
Lightly armored vehicle used for close combat support, partially still in the Dutch army inventory.
Centurion Mk. V
Centurion Mark V (in service between 1953 and ~1970)
That’s it for this one folks. Personally I would be happy to see the AMX 13 105 in World of Tanks!
What’s your favorite vehicle of the bunch?