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MUSEU A CÉU ABERTO, PRAÇA DOS EX-COMBATENTES, SÃO GONÇALO, RIO DE JANEIRO STATE, BRAZIL



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Location Category ID:
37280
Address: Rua Doutor Francisco Portela, Patronato, São Gonçalo - RJ, 24435-001
Telephone:
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Opening Times: Accessible at any time
Official Website: São Gonçalo Turismo
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Latitude, Longitude: -22.83189561 , -43.07386279
Location Accuracy: 7
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The Museu a Céu Aberto (Open-Air Museum) is located in Praça Dos Ex-Combatentes (Veterans’ Plaza) in the Patronato area of São Gonçalo. It was built in 1970 to honour the soldiers of São Gonçalo who had fought in the Second World War. It was refurbished during 2009 and reopened in January 2010. The work included restoring monuments, installing new lighting, seating and paving, and planting trees (source: Fotolog). The Plaza holds a number of museum artefacts from the War, including an M3 medium tank.
A plaque to the east of the tank reads:

PREFEITURA MUNICIPAL DE SÃO GONÇALO
ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO

REINAUGURAÇÃO DA PRAÇA DOS
EX-COMBATENTES

APARECIDA PANISSET
PREFEITA

SÃO GONÇALO, 30 DE JANEIRO DE 2010
MUNICIPALITY OF SÃO GONÇALO
RIO DE JANEIRO STATE

REOPENED THE PLAZA OF
EX-COMBATANTS

APARECIDA PANISSET
MAYOR

SÃO GONÇALO, 30 JANUARY 2010


A memorial wall to the west of the tank reads:

NA GUERRA E NA PAZ, A GRANDEZA DA NAÇÃO RE-POUSA NO TRABALHO OR-DEIRO E FECUNDO DO SEU POVO E NA UNIDADE PATRIO-TICA DAS SUAS CLASSES ARMADAS. ETERNAS GUAR-DIÃES DAS LIBERDADES DEMOCRÁTICAS E DA IN-TEGRIDADE PÁTRIA.IN WAR AND IN PEACE, THE GREATNESS OF THE NATION RESTS IN THE PRODUCTIVE AND ORDERLY WORK OF ITS PEOPLE AND THE UNIFIED PATRIOTISM OF ITS MILITARY CLASS. ETERNAL GUARDIANS OF DEMOCRATIC FREEDOMS AND THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.


1) M3A3 Lee IV/V Tank American


Number of Photos:
29
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Unique ID: 1788
Serial Number: 1475: “1475” stamped into front towing lugs.
Registration:
Name:
Other Identification: “9598”? stamped into centre transmission cover. “LO [C] E1231 A4160” cast into left transmission cover. “[C]E1232 A645” cast into centre transmission cover. “E1230 LO S1086?” cast into right transmission cover. “B”, “8” and “D37978” cast into sponson roof.

This M3 is on display in the centre of the park, facing south. It is mounted on a concrete pad. It is covered in graffiti, as it was before being repainted in 2009/2010.