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Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

Post by MLB » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:12 am

A quite stunning military museum in the heart of Beijing. Don't be put off by the verbose name, the collection includes a lot of equipment from WWII and much that you won't find elsewhere, especially Japanese. Given the Chinese in the 1930s bought arms on the international market and then during WWII had weapons supplied by the western allies, there is a surprising mix of equipment, all very well displayed. I've posted a lot of pictures on my blog (https://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com ... oples.html) but here's a few samples:

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Re: Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

Post by Peter » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:10 am

What is that vehicle second from the bottom ?

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Re: Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

Post by Rich H » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:16 am

Italian Tankette thing. CV33?

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Re: Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

Post by MLB » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:40 am

Rich H wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:16 am
Italian Tankette thing. CV33?
That's what the label in the museum said. The Chinese bought several in the 1930s and most were lost to the Japanese in the battles in Shanghai. I suspect the origins of this one lie in a 1930 purchase.
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Re: Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

Post by Peter » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:59 am

:oops:
OK, in my defense I was looking at a very small version of the picture on my phone, and I was half asleep. But I thought that the CV33 and the vehicle behind were one thing.

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Re: Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

Post by changl09 » Wed May 02, 2018 9:56 pm

Jun'Bo has some "interesting" exhibitions: when I was there almost a decade ago China was on the verge of finalizing its border issues over Damansky Island with Russia, and the T-62 that was captured there forty years ago mysterious "went on maintenance" (as in who maintains a tank that had been shot to bits anyway?).
Now that tensions in South China Sea is high, I wonder if they are going to put on the special T-34s (T-54 road wheels, IR searchlight) we nicked from Vietnam?

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