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Armor for the Ages
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
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I have completed a redesign of my armorfortheages.com web site. It is easier to navigate with drop down menus with the Patton Museum and National Armor and Cavalry Museum together instead of two separate areas as before. Since the volunteer program at the Patton Museum is no longer as active as before, the site will be more military vehicle oriented with vehicle photos and histories. The Cobra King, SdKfz 251D/9 and Patton Van restorations are still there in a different format, but there are also sections on the Patton Museum Panther G, APG Panther G, T28 GMC, StuG III G and APG JagdTiger. As time goes on I will add more vehicles such as the APG Tiger I, PzKpfw II, SturmPanzer IV and others. Please let me know if there are any problems when viewing the site. Enjoy.

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The Armor for the Ages (AFTA) web site has been updated with a new entry in the Military Vehicles section. The former APG Sturmpanzer has been added with text and interior and exterior photos.

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Garry -

Have been really enjoying the vehicle histories on the AFTA site! Nicely done and thanks for the efforts. Always fun to learn.

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Thanks Vagabond. I have enjoyed doing the research. While researching the Sturmpanzer, I couldn't find anything on the armored extension on the rear of the fighting compartment. From the interior photos I could discern round clamps at either end of the "box" which must have been used to hold wiring. I emailed friends to check their references and they couldn't find anything. It was even a mystery to Hilary Doyle. Finally it hit me that it had to be the battery box. The propellant bins cover the entire rear of the bottom of the fighting compartment and I know for sure that the battery storage in a normal Panzer IV is in the right rear corner under the deck plating. With the bins covering this area, the Germans had to put the batteries some place accessible and so created this storage area for that purpose.

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Armor for the Ages has been updated with a new section on the former Aberdeen Proving Grounds German Tiger I tank currently at NACM in Fort Benning. The link below will take you directly to the new section.

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Armor for the Ages has been updated with a new article in the Military Vehicles section. This article pertains to the German SdKfz 234/4 armored car and presents detailed photos and text. Most importantly, the unit this vehicle was assigned to during World War II has never been officially known until now. Recently acquired photographic evidence proves that the 234/4 was once part of Panzerkorps Feldherrnhalle and was surrendered to U.S. forces in southern Czechoslovakia in 1945.

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Direct link to the Armor for the Ages home page.
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Garry, Thanks for sharing! I always look forward to Armor for the Ages. Rick
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:17 am
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Armor for the Ages has been updated with a new article on Tiger II 332, formerly with APG and the Patton Museum, now at Fort Benning. The German SdKfz 234/4 armored car article has been updated with more photos of the engine compartment. Also The News section has been updated.

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Tiger II article.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:11 pm
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Great site, look forward to updates.
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So are civilians able to get in and see these vehicles, or is this not open to the public? I would love to be able to see the Tiger I someday (I've seen the Tiger II back in 2004 at the Patton Museum). And how about the armor form Aberdeen? Can these be seen at Fort Lee?

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No, civilians aren't allowed in. Special arrangements are made for veterans to visit. Don't know when a proper museum with public access will be built. Since all funds for museum construction have to come from donations, I doubt it will happen. I don't know about Fort Lee.

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Another article has been added to Armor for the Ages on the British Churchill Crocodile.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:04 pm
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The website says that both Stugs were shipped down South. I was at the Patton Museum in 2014 and I saw 1 Stug that remained. Which Stug is this?
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The StuG III G and StuH 42 from the original Patton Museum collection were shipped to Fort Benning. The StuG III G that was recovered from a bog in Russia/Eastern Europe with its original zimmerit mostly intact is still at the Patton Museum.

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Do you have any info on the recovery? How did the Patton Museum acquire it?
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