American Military Museum

American Military Museum American & Foreign Military Exhibits. The largest inter-service collection in the Western States. Over 170 pieces of military equipment on display. The museum is all outdoors- RAINY DAYS: CLOSED.
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Tankerdan's Land of Armored Vehicles
04/25/2019

Tankerdan's Land of Armored Vehicles

Greetings friends. Here is a treat, a Cold War warrior, The M901 ITV (Improved Tow Vehicle). Introduced in 1979, and designed to carry the M220 TOW anti-tank missile launcher, based on the workhorse M-113 APC. The vehicle was serviced by a crew of (4), squad leader, gunner, loader, and driver. The ITV carried two ready to launch TOW missiles in a "hammerhead" turret that raised and lowered above the vehicle, turned 360°, and elevated +35°/-30° The vehicle carried ten additional missile reloads stowed in the interior. In addition the TOW system could be dismounted from the ITV and used as a ground system in 3-5 minutes.
Variants:
M901 employed the M220A1 TOW
M901A1 employed the M220A2 TOW 2
(This vehicle is on display at the American Military museum in El Monte Ca, the attached photos are of this vehicle)
M901A3 employed the M220A2 TOW 2, but used the M113A3 chassis.
This system is no longer in use by US forces, it still serves 10 allied nations. It saw active war service during the first Gulf War and the Iraq War.
Note: TOW stands for Tube launched, Optically tracked, Wire guided.
Photos courtesy of Scott Tran.

Tankerdan's Land of Armored Vehicles
04/10/2019

Tankerdan's Land of Armored Vehicles

Tankerdan's Land of Armored Vehicles
04/10/2019

Tankerdan's Land of Armored Vehicles

Greetings. The much delayed part III, post war tank development is here. The M-48 series.
Prior vehicles such as the M-26, M46, and M47 were seen as stopgap efforts in the evolution of the main battle tank concept. The early M-48 vehicles had numerous modifications such as small vs large hatch size for both the driver and tank commander. These early versions were designated as the 90mm gun tank M-48. This included 120 exemplars with deficient ballistic hulls. These versions were designated M-48C, and marked "NON BALLISTIC TRAINING TANK ONLY" on the front slope of the hull(the American Military museum has one of these very rare vehicles on display). The next version replaced the Chrysler T/C cupola for the M-1 type in the previously mentioned large hatch vehicles, and was designated the M-48A1(an exemplar on display at AMM). In 1955, the M-48A2 with improved Cadillac gage fire control system, improved hull, engine, coincidence rangefinder, larger bore evaluator and elimination of the track tension idle wheels, was approved for production. The M-48A3 was a further improvement in the engine, transmission, new back deck, grill doors, improved driver controls,new fuel and electrical system. These improvements were taken from the then in development M-60. The M-48A4 was a project to arm the M-48 with an M-60 turret and 105mm gun. This project was cancelled. Much later in 1975, the A4 project was revived as the M-48A5, with many of the improvements of the M60A1 incorporated. Most M-48A5 production went to National Guard units and allied nations.
Photos of the M-48C courtesy of Scott Ong Xa.

03/29/2019
American Military Museum

it's for Tamiya's new 1/16 m551 tank RC sounds

Today at the Museum, one of our new mechanics got this M 551 Sheridan running again! Thanks to Will, this will be used in a secret project which will be revealed when allowed!

Peterhanstyle
03/26/2019

Peterhanstyle

One of the demo's from the awesome museum located in South El Monte, Ca. The american military museum has a large collection of military vehicles from different era's. This page shows a series of drawings emphasizing repetition and to problem solve through thumbnailing to get a clear idea for your perspective, shapes and proportions. This was done using the @cottonwoodartsbook sketchbook with the @sakuraofamerica micron. Pay a visit to the museum and mention my name and the operator may tell you some jokes lol. #sketch #dynamicsketching #sketchgroup #art #design #arteducation #artcenter #normschureman #vehicledesign #military #americanmilitarymuseum @ American Military Museum

Peterhanstyle
03/26/2019

Peterhanstyle

One of the demo's from the awesome museum located in South El Monte, Ca. The american military museum has a large collection of military vehicles from different era's. This page shows a series of drawings emphasizing repetition and to problem solve through thumbnailing to get a clear idea for your perspective, shapes and proportions. This was done using the @cottonwoodartsbook sketchbook with the @sakuraofamerica micron. Pay a visit to the museum and mention my name and the operator may tell you some jokes lol. #sketch #dynamicsketching #sketchgroup #art #design #arteducation #artcenter #normschureman #vehicledesign #military #americanmilitarymuseum @ American Military Museum

Peterhanstyle
03/20/2019

Peterhanstyle

Live drawing the 155 self propelled gun, with my Artcenter class at the always fantastic Tankland. The operator Craig has been allowing my students to come there for almost a decade now, and I've been personally coming here for 15years~ time flys. 15 years ago I was here as a student with my mentor Norm. This thurs is the anniversary of his death in 2010. #sketch #dynamicsketching #sketchgroup #art #design #arteducation #artcenter #normschureman #mentor #militarymuseum #tankland #americanmilitarymuseum #tanks #warmachines @ American Military Museum

談天談地談歷史
03/16/2019

談天談地談歷史

與九五式戰車相見歡

談天談地談歷史團隊與軍式風格多媒體工作室合作,前進美國南加州El Monte著名的美國軍事博物館(American Military Museum),參觀該館為數眾多的戰車收藏。

美國軍事博物館,簡稱為戰車公園(Tank Land),因為收藏了數十輛從二戰到冷戰時代的知名戰車,在美國軍武圈中相當有名。在該館內戰出的戰車,許多甚至還參加過好萊塢電影的拍攝工作。

在館長Craig Michelson幫助下,我們參觀了這台做為鎮館之寶的九五式戰車。該戰車其實是由拖拉機改造,加上了九五式戰車的外殼,專門為拍攝電影獵風行動而打造,為二戰期間日軍在亞太戰場最常使用的武器。

不過凡是看過迷你影集太平洋戰爭的讀者們,想必也知道九五式戰車在面對美軍的M4系列雪曼戰車時,其實是相當不堪一擊的。甚至兩款戰車在戰場上相遇,M4是一砲就可以打掉一輛九五式。

很多時候,哪怕是噸位較小的M3史都華戰車,乃至於一般的肩式反戰車武器,都可以把九五式戰車摧毀掉。但是放到中國戰場,情況可就完全不一樣了,尤其是在華北平原上,無論國軍共軍都毫無招架之力。

即便是中央軍嫡系的湯恩伯部隊,在華北平原上遇到九五式戰車時,都只能夠被動挨打,那麼8路軍要與其進行對峙,在缺乏任何重型武器的情況下只會更難堪。

可軍式風格媒體負責人吳尚融,卻也向Craig介紹了九五式戰車戰後大量為國軍與共軍接收,在戰場上用來相互殘殺的情況。最終這款曾家在戰場上把中國軍隊壓制到毫無招架之力的小戰車,反而又成為了國共兩支抵抗勢力相互殘殺的武器。

Tankerdan's Land of Armored Vehicles
03/06/2019

Tankerdan's Land of Armored Vehicles

Greetings fellow armored vehicle enthusiasts. A treat for us. The Cadillac Gage V-100 Commando (M706 in military nomeclature) Designed and built during the early 60s for use in Vietnam by the Military Police. The V-100 was lightly armored, amphibious, and designed for armed escort convoy duty.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) pioneered the use of this vehicle with SWAT operators on high risk search warrant service, rescue, and emergency operations in the 1980s. Both V-100s used by LAPD were not armed, but a metal ram was affixed to the front of the vehicle for forced entry into reinforced barricaded buildings. A little known fact is that both vehicles were on loan to LAPD from the American Military museum(AMM). One is on display at AMM, and the other is on display at the LAPD museum in Los Angeles Ca.

03/03/2019

it's to wet to open today Sunday 3/3/2019

Tankerdan's Land of Armored Vehicles
02/27/2019

Tankerdan's Land of Armored Vehicles

Greetings fellow armored vehicle enthusiasts. A treat for us. The Cadillac Gage V-100 Commando (M706 in military nomeclature) Designed and built during the early 60s for use in Vietnam by the Military Police. The V-100 was lightly armored, amphibious, and designed for armed escort convoy duty.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) pioneered the use of this vehicle with SWAT operators on high risk search warrant service, rescue, and emergency operations in the 1980s. Both V-100s used by LAPD were not armed, but a metal ram was affixed to the front of the vehicle for forced entry into reinforced barricaded buildings. A little known fact is that both vehicles were on loan to LAPD from the American Military museum(AMM). One is on display at AMM, and the other is on display at the LAPD museum in Los Angeles Ca.

02/04/2019

it,s wet at the museum I hope it will dry out by the weekend

Artwork of Armies
01/18/2019

Artwork of Armies

01/12/2019
01/12/2019

did the museum shop bays get smaller or is this truck ginormous? this is an m-123c a 10-ton semi made by mack to hall tanks

12/14/2018

Put your paws together for the action-packed, heart-warming adventure of a dog and his unlikely best friend that will have the whole family cheering! Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is based on the incredible, true story of America's most decorated military dog. Get the film critics are raving about now on DVD and Digital! Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, from Paramount Pictures. Rated PG.

The Vet Hunters Project
12/09/2018

The Vet Hunters Project

Brush Research Manufacturing
11/22/2018

Brush Research Manufacturing

Happy Thanksgiving from BRM! In observance of the holiday, we are closed on Thursday 11/22 and Friday 11/23. Please note that both days are also part of the UPS Freight Holiday Schedule.

Today our wonderful volunteers set up some sandbags on the front hull of the M4A3E8 "Easy 8" Sherman tank on display. Of...
10/20/2018

Today our wonderful volunteers set up some sandbags on the front hull of the M4A3E8 "Easy 8" Sherman tank on display. Often this practice was done in Europe during the later part of the Second World War, as the idea behind it was that the extra addition of sandbags and other materials to the hull of the Sherman tank would assist in strengthening the tank's overall armor protection. It will make an excellent cosmetic addition to our mighty "Easy 8."

If you would like to support us, we now have a Patreon. Any support would help us immensely improve the museum. Thank yo...
10/14/2018
American Military History Museum is creating Military history displays and vehicle restoration | Patreon

If you would like to support us, we now have a Patreon. Any support would help us immensely improve the museum. Thank you for all for the support!
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Done with the brakes on the V100!
10/06/2018

Done with the brakes on the V100!

09/04/2018
The Sheridan M-551 Tank Stretching Its Legs

Today at the Museum, one of our new mechanics got this M 551 Sheridan running again! Thanks to Will, this will be used in a secret project which will be revealed when allowed!

Today Members of the 3rd ID, 10th Engineers Living History Group posted their first advertisement for new recruits at th...
09/03/2018

Today Members of the 3rd ID, 10th Engineers Living History Group posted their first advertisement for new recruits at the Museum! Feel free to contact them or their members if you're interested in Volunteering as an Engineer in World War 2.

Link to page: https://www.facebook.com/3rdID10thEng/

Last weekend, our volunteers managed to fill a big order for over 200 sandbags! With this order, we were able to dispose...
09/01/2018

Last weekend, our volunteers managed to fill a big order for over 200 sandbags! With this order, we were able to dispose of all the old sandbags and will be replacing them with these new ones.

We are currently working on the M60 and trying to get it to run again. Big thank you to Brian for all his help and exper...
08/27/2018

We are currently working on the M60 and trying to get it to run again. Big thank you to Brian for all his help and expertise!

06/13/2018
War History Online

War History Online

Facts and figures that you may not know about that happened during WW2.

05/26/2018

This memorial day weekend, all vets and active service get in free.

We are still working on the body of the ambulance, here are some progress pictures of the repairs done to the body.
05/02/2018

We are still working on the body of the ambulance, here are some progress pictures of the repairs done to the body.

L.A. TANK
05/01/2018

L.A. TANK

See LATank event 02Jun2018 for details.
Anybody with a military vehicle collection and you want to share, this is it.

04/04/2018

We recently hosted a luncheon for the Disabled American Veteran's Association on Sunday. We would like to thank them for coming out and enjoying our museum!

2018 Tribute to Veterans & Military Families
03/27/2018
2018 Tribute to Veterans & Military Families

2018 Tribute to Veterans & Military Families

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathyrn Barger is proud to host this 21st annual community program as a tribute to our Veterans and military families. We are looking for enthusiatic exhibitors to highlight wellness programs ;military heritage and history; Veteran and miliary family resources; Veteran....

Currently working on the ambulance.
03/21/2018

Currently working on the ambulance.

Interior pictures of the weapon repair truck.
03/18/2018

Interior pictures of the weapon repair truck.

Our half-track and military bus are both now back on display.
03/13/2018

Our half-track and military bus are both now back on display.

One good thing about the rain is that we get our vehicles cleaned for free.
03/11/2018

One good thing about the rain is that we get our vehicles cleaned for free.

02/19/2018

We now finally have a card reader! No more cash or check only, we've moved on from the 18th century. We will be using it on Saturday and Sunday for now, and slowly familiarize the other workers.

MREs are back on sale! A random assortment will be available for a limited time for $8. There are also drink packs for a...
02/12/2018

MREs are back on sale! A random assortment will be available for a limited time for $8. There are also drink packs for a dollar each. Get yours before they're all gone!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-WWII-Boyt-Harness-Company-1944-M1-Carbine-30-Cal-Ammo-Pouches-SET-OF-2/292441336048?ha...
02/09/2018
ORIGINAL WWII Boyt Harness Company 1944 M1 Carbine .30 Cal Ammo Pouches SET OF 2 | eBay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-WWII-Boyt-Harness-Company-1944-M1-Carbine-30-Cal-Ammo-Pouches-SET-OF-2/292441336048?hash=item4416dca8f0:g:KMgAAOSwu6tae7~1

Please be sure to leave a review/rating on your experience with us! U.S. Army .30 Cal Ammo Pouches for the M1 Carbine, dated 1944, manufactured by the Boyt Harness Company. Used in World War 2, in excellent condition, no tears, holes, or wear. Khaki color, great for reenactments or displays! | eBay!

We have price drops on some of our RC tanks! You can now pick up a Tiger I for 130, and a Panther for 145. We are also n...
02/07/2018

We have price drops on some of our RC tanks! You can now pick up a Tiger I for 130, and a Panther for 145. We are also now stocked up on our RC tanks. Come get yours today before they're gone!

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1918 Rosemead Blvd
South El Monte, CA
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