±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: cgsimpson
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6646

People Online:
Members: 1
Visitors: 143
Total: 144
Who Is Where:
 Members:
01: Tichenor > Community Forums
 Visitors:
01: Search
02: Community Forums
03: Statistics
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: CPGlang
07: Member Screenshots
08: Community Forums
09: Downloads
10: Community Forums
11: Home
12: CPGlang
13: Community Forums
14: Home
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Statistics
19: Home
20: Community Forums
21: Community Forums
22: Downloads
23: Home
24: Member Screenshots
25: Statistics
26: Home
27: Community Forums
28: News Archive
29: Photo Gallery
30: CPGlang
31: Community Forums
32: Community Forums
33: Community Forums
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Photo Gallery
38: Home
39: Community Forums
40: Home
41: Home
42: Home
43: Statistics
44: Home
45: Community Forums
46: Home
47: Community Forums
48: CPGlang
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Home
52: Statistics
53: Home
54: Community Forums
55: Statistics
56: Home
57: CPGlang
58: Home
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Home
64: Photo Gallery
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Home
69: Community Forums
70: Statistics
71: Your Account
72: Community Forums
73: Community Forums
74: CPGlang
75: Home
76: CPGlang
77: Statistics
78: Home
79: Community Forums
80: Your Account
81: Community Forums
82: Home
83: Home
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Home
87: Home
88: Home
89: Statistics
90: Community Forums
91: Home
92: Community Forums
93: Home
94: Home
95: Downloads
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Downloads
100: Home
101: Home
102: Community Forums
103: Photo Gallery
104: Community Forums
105: Community Forums
106: Home
107: Community Forums
108: Community Forums
109: Community Forums
110: Community Forums
111: Community Forums
112: CPGlang
113: Photo Gallery
114: CPGlang
115: Community Forums
116: Home
117: Community Forums
118: CPGlang
119: Community Forums
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums
122: Home
123: CPGlang
124: Community Forums
125: Community Forums
126: CPGlang
127: Home
128: Home
129: Community Forums
130: Home
131: Community Forums
132: Community Forums
133: Community Forums
134: Community Forums
135: Home
136: CPGlang
137: Community Forums
138: Statistics
139: Photo Gallery
140: CPGlang
141: CPGlang
142: CPGlang
143: Home

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Paul Allen’s AFVS - any news?
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.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1388
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:01 pm
Post subject: Paul Allen’s AFVS - any news?

Hi gang!

Allen’s Flying Heritage and Combat Armor museum is finished. Any news on what will happen with his collection of AFVS and such?

Thanks
Back to top
View user's profile
Scott_Taylor
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 24, 2006
Posts: 80
Location: London, Ontario
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:56 am
Post subject: Re: Paul Allen’s AFVS - any news?

Is it finished for good, or just closed temporarily due to COVID? If it's gone for good, what a terrible thing. That was one of the most amazing aviation museums I've ever seen. I was only there once, in 2013, before most of the armour had arrived, but was really hoping to get back there again.

Cheers,

Scott
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
wheelsup_cavu
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 29, 2010
Posts: 918
Location: Corona, California
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:46 pm
Post subject: Re: Paul Allen’s AFVS - any news?

As it seems that Paul had no plans in place to address how the museum was to be operated after his passing which left his sister Jody in charge who always thought that FHCAM and several of his other philanthropic endeavors were a huge waste of money I have to believe it is done. The real writing was already on the wall after Jody took over the reins and before the COVID shut down when several of the Philanthropic organizations, including FHCAM, were told they would have to earn enough money to sustain themselves.

Imo the collection will end up being auctioned off and those things that are not sold will just end up in the scrap yard. Sad


Wheels

_________________
Cheers Smile
Wheelsup_cavu

Planes of Fame Air Museum | March Field Air Museum | Palm Springs Air Museum
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1388
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:25 pm
Post subject: Re: Paul Allen’s AFVS - any news?

I have heard from a solid Warbird guy that FHCAM is done for good. Amazing collection - just heartbreaking that another collection is subject to the whims of surviving family. Littlefield, Allen. Bummer.

It really makes the argument for public museum collections but what museums these days have the acquisition budget that billionaires have? Not to mention the ‘pickling’ of planes and AFVs in public museums. I love to see historic armor running and historic aircraft in flight !!!

Glad to see that things are moving along at Benning for the Armor Collection.
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum