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Fort Sill Field Artillery Museum

 
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coastdef



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Fort Sill Field Artillery Museum Reply with quote

I recently had a chance to visit the "new" field artillery museum at
Fort Sill. Previously, the field artillery museum at Sill was combined
with the history of the old post and the buffalo soldiers, and was all
based in the 1870's post buildings, which wasn't the best arrangement to
view/preserve anything. This summer, they opened the "new" field
artillery museum, which focuses exclusively on the history of
artillery. The plan is for further expansion of this building in
phases, and the air defense artillery museum (moving from Fort Bliss) is
planned next door.

As with most museum facilities, the lighting isn't the best for
pictures, and they do not permit flash photography, but this will give
you an idea of what it is like. The outdoor displays (primarily the
"cannon walk") are huge and not included in this these photographs; my
understanding is that they will eventually move down the hill to the
area of the new museum also.

Entrance:


Partial view, south gallery:


1841 Mountain howitzer:


Wiard 6 lb cannon:


1879 Hotchkiss Revolving Cannon:


Vickers-Maxim 2.95 inch Mountain Gun:


German Artillery Periscope:


Mexican American War Diorama:


Warner-Swasey Field Artillery Rangefinder:


Partial View of North Gallery:


M1917 10-Ton Holt Tractor and Trailer:


M3 105MM Howitzer:


155 MM Howitzer


Regards,

Andy
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coastdef



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ADA (Air Defense Artillery) Museum at Fort Bliss has started it's move to Fort Sill. The first items to arrive via flatcar are some of the larger outdoor missile displays, including the Nike Ajax and Hercules. These are just sitting on their shipping pallets at this point, formal displays will be completed at a later date...









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Andy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:08 pm    Post subject: New additions/updates at the FA Museum Reply with quote


One of several experimental carriage 75mm guns designed to increase the maximum elevation.


3-inch mountain gun.


1870's "mule gun" designed to be fired from the mules back; apparently the mule objected...



Experimental self propelled gun from the early 1920's, recently transferred from Aberdeen Proving Grounds.


Recently refurbished 280mm gun that fired the first atomic artillery shell; aka "Atomic Annie".

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Andy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New website for the FA Museum:

http://sill-www.army.mil/famuseum/
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