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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:38 am
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The main AFV museum in Sweden, it can’t compete with the major collections if you just count the sheer number of vehicles, but in term of quality and facilities is up to the best out there.
In many ways it reminds me of Munster Panzermuseum, just on a smaller scale.

The display, of course, focuses on Swedish vehicles, but it also include foreign designs, with some rare and unique pieces, like Renault NC 27 and Pz I ausf A.

Easy to reach from Stockholm, even with public transport, a small cafeteria and very friendly staff.
www.arsenalen.se/


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:44 am
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It's hard to convey how impressive is this vehicle, especially its length!
With its 51 tons it's heavier than the bulky Swiss Panzerartilleriekanone 68.
It took two decades to fully develop it and only 26 were build (plus one prototype)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:48 am
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Hull layout is kind of like the Elefant, with final drive, then driver, engine and gun/auto-loader at the rear:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:51 am
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Hello Massimo,

were you able to see the Shermans at Arsenalen?
Can't wait to see what photos you got there.

thanks

Pierre-Olivier

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:53 am
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You mean the Firefly? Yes, it has an interesting story behind.
I've got a bunch of pictures showing the open engine compartment.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:24 am
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I mean the M4A2 that is currently stored.. it's been a while I have not seen any picture of it.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:29 am
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No, sorry, the Director and the whole staff were very friendly, but it wasn't possible to visit the storage area.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:05 am
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so.. let's see what you were able to photograph on the M4A4 Firefly

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:51 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:36 am
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Hi Massimo
Any german vehicles in the museum ?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:38 am
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Yes, stay tuned

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:48 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:12 pm
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Great stuff - as usual, Massimo!

Keep 'em coming.....
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:14 am
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