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Hayes Optupolak (I am sure I spelled that wrong)
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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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:51 am
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I visited the KC WWI museum this past spring. Unfortunately, I only had a couple hours to spend there. If you have a chance, I highly recommend visiting the museum. A LOT of interesting artifacts & information that do a good job of telling the story of WWI. I plan on visiting again next year but setting aside a lot more time for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:54 am
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Bryan, did you see much artillery?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:07 am
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Bryan, did you see much artillery?


Yes, quite a bit for the size of the museum. I want to say maybe a dozen examples, including some smaller naval guns but could be way off on that. IIRC, there were also some examples of trench mortars and, of course, heavy machine guns, rifles, clothing, gear, etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:38 pm
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The Kansas City Memorial Museum is certainly great for its artillery collection. However, as you say, most of the collection is in storage. Strangely, the pieces are stored in an underground storage area, which had been a mine of some type. The lighting is very poor, as you can imagine but I have seen the total collection.

The former Curator restored the 15cm sFH 1893 and the 15cm sFH 1902. These and a few other pieces are on display within the museum. Somewhere, I have the total list of pieces. These are the German pieces, to my memory:

7,7cm lFK 1896 n/A
7,7cm lFK 1916
10.5cm lFH 1898/09
10.5cm lFH 1916
10cm Kanone 1899
15cm sFH 1893
15cm sFH 1902

I also remember that they had several duplicates.

Ralph Lovett
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:49 pm
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I show these.....but I have never seen any of them...this is from dicks list


10.5cm H GR LFH 16 Nr.14846 GGF 1918


10.5cm H GR LFK 16 Nr.7278 KRUPP 1918


15cm H GR sFH 02 Nr.857 KRUPP 1916


15cm H GR sFH 01 BAVARIA Nr.75 1901


15cm H GR sFH 13 Nr.751 KRUPP 1916


24.5cm M GR sMW 16 Nr.4510 RHMF 1917


7.6cm M GR LMW 16 Nr.702 RHMF 1915


7.6cm G GR LMW 16 Nr.14406 1917


7.7cm G GR FK 96N/A Nr.5096 KRUPP 1914


7.7cm G GR FK 16 Nr.22792 HMAG 1917


7.7cm G GR FK 16 Nr.9582 SIEMENS-H 1917


7.7cm G GR FK 16 Nr.11740 SIEMENS-H 1917


8cm G AH M1908 M5/8 Nr.791 1908


91.5mm M GR LANZMW H.L. Nr.3020
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