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About has been created by Trevor Larkum of Armour Archive to provide information on preserved tanks around the world. It was initially built using the content from existing Armour Archive publications, including Preserved German Tanks 1: A7V to Panzer IV, Preserved German Tanks 2: Panzer V Panther to Leopard 2, Preserved Tanks in France, Preserved Tanks in Russia, and so on (these publications are available as paperback books from Armour Archive).

The first books to be put online were Preserved German Tanks Volumes 1 and 2 (see the links at the top). Then the first chapters of Preserved Tanks in Russia (covering the Kubinka and Moscow collections) and Preserved Tanks in France (covering Normandy and the Saumur armour museum) were added.

The site went online 8 June 2008. Since then a large number of tanks and collections have been added covering many countries of the world, including UK, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Brazil, Italy, and so on. This work is planned to continue until all preserved tanks (i.e. those no longer in military service) have been recorded.

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 Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Preserved Tanks in Norway   
I'm currently on a trip to Norway, that's included a visit to its most well known military museum, the Forsvarsmuseet in the Akershus Fortress, Oslo. It has a number of tanks and other vehicles in its collection, though some are stored away from its Oslo premises.
Shown here are an M24 Chaffee outside the museum, a view of the front entrance (with M48 and Leopard 1), and a Panzer I in a tableau inside.
More details to follow.

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