Wehrtechnisches Studiensammlung at Koblenz

Almost lost in a sea of plastic-fantastic new-wave “museums of idea, not objects” resplendent in touch-screens and 3D displays, but lacking substance and exhibits, in Germany there is a besieged island of a good, old time museum close to bursting its seams with the most fascinating hardware; a variety and quality of which is getting harder and harder to find….

Air Gunners Memorial at the Yorkshire Air Museum // York, U.K.

The jewel of their aircraft collection is this flying Handley Page Halifax II (III) “Friday the 13th” that is operated and maintained at the Yorkshire…

Museum Satria Mandala // Jakarta, Indonesia

Example of the museum’s diorama section: The Battle of Cibadak – 9 December, 1945. “On 9 December 1945, a British military convoy escorted by several…

The Royal Thai Army Museum in Honor of His Majesty The King

0.45 inch British Gatling as manufactured by Sir W. G. Armstrong & Company in England. Caliber is .450 Boxer, like the Martini-Henry rifle of the…

Knights at the Museum: The Institute for Military Technology

C. Reed Knight, Jr. is no stranger to most of the readers of SADJ.  His Knight’s Armament Company (KAC) is an innovative major supplier to…

The Museum of the Polish Army // Warsaw, Poland

Located in the heart of Warsaw, Poland, the Museum of the Polish Army holds some 300,000 historical treasures dating from 966 through World War II. …

Greek War Museum // Athens, Greece

Light artillery field pieces from World War I and World War II aligned along the outdoor terrace level. Located in the center of Athens just…

The White Eagle Military Museum // Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland

Skarżysko-Kamienna is a relatively young city receiving its city charter in 1923, yet a settlement has existed in the Kamienna river valley since prehistoric times due to the ore-rich region in which it is located.  Steel mills prospered in the region and the State Ammunition Factory, as well as many other defense related industries after World War II, are located in the city.  It was here where Polish squads ordered by Józef Piłsudski fought during World War I….