The Museum of American Armor Adds Four Military Weapons to its Permanent Display Exhibits


(Old Bethpage, NY) The M60 Patton, main battle tank, replaced the M48 Patton.  This occurred in December of the year, 1960.  This transition was considered to be at that time, an upgrade.  As part of the effort to upgrade, there was a switch from a gasoline powered engine or motor, to a diesel powered engine or motor.  Therefore, the M60 Patton ascended to the status of, primary tank, during the Cold War Era.  Recently, the Museum of American Armor announced that, it is very familiar with the reputation and legacy of the M60 Patton.  Specifically, the aforementioned museum revealed that, it has added four military weapons to its permanent display exhibits.  The four military weapons are; the M60 Patton, the M42 “Duster,” the M110 Self Propelled Howitzer and another type of unspecified Howitzer artillery weapon. 
            The unspecified Howitzer artillery weapon, the M110 Self Propelled Howitzer, the M42 “Duster” and the M60 Patton as permanently displayed military weapons; are intended to convey a message.  The message, according to the Museum of American Armor; is historic military weapons that embody the role of the American soldier or G.I., throughout the last 50 years.  However and returning to, the M60 Patton, the aforementioned was going to fight the Soviet Union’s T-54 tank during the Cold War.  For this fight, the M60 Patton was equipped with the British L7 105 mm tank gun.  As a main battle tank, it was in service from 1961 to 1997.  While it never fought against the Soviet Union, the M60 Patton did fight in other wars.  For example; the Yom Kippur War, the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus, the Iran-Iraq War, the Persian Gulf War, the Western Sahara War, the Shia Insurgency in Yemen and the Turkey-PKK Conflict. 
            The M42 “Duster” is also called, the M42 40 mm Self Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun.  Officially, it is an American armored light air-defense gun.  The year 1952, is the year it first entered into military service.  The year 1988, is the official last year of military service.  In the middle, it was manufactured between 1952 and December 1960.  It is reported that, 3,700 M42’s were built.  Coincidentally, for the manufacturing it was made using component parts of the M41 Light Tank.  The good reputation of the M42 “Duster” stems from the Vietnam War.  The latter is due to the fact that, it performed two roles.  The first role, was anti-aircraft duty.  The second role, was guarding roads or other strategic locations against ground forces. 
            The M110 Self Propelled Howitzer first entered into military service, in the year 1963.  The Vietnam War, was the primary reason.  For the most part, this version remains the way it is.  A newer version, the M110A1 entered into military service, in the year 1977.  The barrel for this version was longer.  Therefore, the artillery shell traveled, a farther distance.  The M110A2 followed a short time later.  During the Vietnam War, the primary combat purpose was the following.  General support of ground forces, counter-battery fire and suppression of enemy air defense systems was the primary combat purpose; of the M110 Self Propelled Howitzer.  Outside of the U.S.A.’s Vietnam War, the M110 Self Propelled Howitzer, played a combat role in the following wars.  The wars are; the Yom Kippur War, the Iran-Iraq War, the 1982 Lebanon War, the Kurdish-Turkish Conflict and the Gulf War. 
            The Museum of American Armor is located in Old Bethpage, New York, U.S.A.  On permanent display are 40 tanks or armored military vehicles.  The idea of the arrangement, of the aforementioned, is to create a military armored column.  There is a second idea, to the first idea.  The second idea, is an effort to replicate the sights and sounds of the American forces, during World War II.  At the Museum of American Armor, all of the military weapons are hoped to serve an educational purpose, in some way or the other.  For this recent addition, of four military weapons, Pedowitz Machinery Movers was tasked into service.  The task was transporting the aforementioned military weapons, in a convoy.  Making the task more difficult, is the fact that, one of the military weapons could weigh as much as 50 tons.  At the museum, Opal Construction Corp. of Bayshore, finished the job.  The job was constructing concrete blocks on the ground at, very precise locations.  The concrete blocks, prevent the military weapons from sinking into the ground.
            To end, the Museum of American Armor did release press statements.  Al Barto is a Volunteer at the American Museum of American Armor.  Through a press statement, Mr. Barto said the following.  “It was clear from the beginning that Opal knew we had entrusted them with helping support vehicles in which American soldiers were asked to defend our freedoms.  They did an extraordinary job in preparing the site so that visitors are welcomed by American military history.”  Dr. Dave Levy is the Volunteer Manager of Strategic Asset Planning at the Museum of American Armor.  Through a press statement, Dr. Levy said the following.  “Pedowitz is the undisputed national leader in safely transporting oversized loads; and, in our case, tanks and artillery pieces.  They brought their expertise to bear in transporting a number of Army-owned assets and then placing them exactly where they needed to be.”  Lawrence Kadish is the Founder and the President of the Museum of American Armor.  Through a press statement, Mr. Kadish said the following.  “The latest armor assets that will welcome visitors are meant to pay tribute to those who have served in various operational theaters over the decades, ensuring we have the means to honor all those who have worn the uniform.”  As previously stated, the Museum of American Armor recently announced that, it is very familiar with the reputation and legacy of the M60 Patton.  Specifically, the aforementioned museum revealed that, it has added four military weapons to its permanent display exhibits.  The four military weapons are; the M60 Patton, the M42 “Duster,” the M110 Self Propelled Howitzer and another type of unspecified Howitzer artillery weapon.  Lastly, this entire effort is intended to convey a message.  The message is the role of the American soldier or G.I., throughout the last 50 years. 

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07/20/2019

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