WW II M5 Stuart Tank

INTRODUCTION The M3 Stuart tanks, of which the M5 is a direct derivative, were the first US tanks to engage in the tank to tank combat action in World War II. The tank originally named for the American Confederate General JB Stuart, was a light tank and was named...

MILITARY TANKS

Step close and get a sense of the strength of the cold metal on AFHMs authentic, fully restored, fully operational battle tanks, which are prominently displayed throughout the museum.  Get a sense of the combat they endured throughout their service.  Take a moment,...

MiG-15 Jet

INTRODUCTION The MiG-15 was one of the initial swept wing jet fighters that achieved fame over Korea as it out performed other straight winged jet fighters. The plane was developed by Artem Mikoyan and also Mikhail Gurevich for the USSR. The MiG-15 design eventually...

Messerschmitt Bf 109

Introduction The German Messerschmitt Bf 109 was in service from the Spanish War through WWII. This was the beginning of an era of fighter aircraft that would include closed canopies and landing gear that retracted. This design would also be the beginning of future...

World War II DUKW

The Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, FL has a full-sized, and restored to running condition, DUKW on display in the museum’s Naval gallery. History of the DUKW The amphibious DUKW was manufactured during World War II by General Motors Corporation. This...