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Posted: 4/29/2009 4:24:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 7:41:31 PM EDT by Larain60]
I was in Brussels for work last week, and took the op to visit the Belgium Military Museum.  I was skeptical at first, thinking it would be ratty and insignificant.  I couldnt have been more wrong.

The place was actually HUGE, tons of stuff from the 1700's up to modern day.  I cant even put into words the amount of stuff they had there, so Ill jump right into pics.

Museum Park



Front of Museum





Uniform hall



Misc uniforms









War Wagon



Small arms hall



Mausers



Misc rifles/pistols



Colt?



closeup colt



ID?



Multi barrel gun



Artillery Room



Artillery setup



Bunker



BAR goodness



Closeup BAR



Double 9mm machinegun is the Italian Villar Perosa.  THANKS 4v50



Big ass gun



Barrel by Glock



TANKS!



Truck/Tank



Tank ?



Courtyard



?



?



?



?



Russian T



?



Sherman



Halftrack



?



?



?



AA



Fire



Flamethrower, Italian



Mark IV



Tank killed



Colt?



Gun types?



Bottom center - 50 cal sniper?



?



Boat?



Willy Jeep



Airplane Hangar, note, two levels of planes plus stuff hanging from ceiling.



F4 Phantom?



HIND Russian Heli



AA Alley



Portable SAM



Big ass missle



Shooting star



F16 not F15 thanks 2A373



Vulcan 20mm gatling



?



Snowcat


Nice BOV







Note 50 cal holes in side/top



Tommy gun






FAL



BREN





Inside



Cockpit



Centurion?



ATV



Link Posted: 4/29/2009 4:34:38 PM EDT
Sickness!
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 4:44:50 PM EDT
Pics are hard to make out because they are tiny but....

??=Scimitar or Scorpion..pic is too small to tell
Centurion??=Leopard 1 (I don't know the variant)
Id love to=Daimler Armoured Car
AA=Possible a Gepard
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 4:45:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Billybob2002:
Pics are hard to make out because they are tiny but....

??=Scimitar or Scorpion..pic is too small to tell
Centurion??=Leopard 1 (I don't know the variant)
Id love to=Daimler Armoured Car
AA=Possible a Gepard


enlarging as we speak.  Also link to album up top.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 4:45:55 PM EDT
FAIL.

2/3 of the pics are red X's.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 4:52:11 PM EDT
try again its live.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 4:55:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Larain60:
try again its live.


I'm only seeing 1/3 of pictures, no red x even.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 5:05:31 PM EDT
Back when Europeans were killing each other off en masse every decade or two they had the best arms in the world with lots of innovation at the cutting edge of technology.

Now that they have all made friends...........not so much.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 5:17:05 PM EDT
very nice, thanks for posting.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 5:25:14 PM EDT
For the ones i can see.. nice pics.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:19:29 PM EDT
BUMP - pictures up and running.  Tech issues fixed.

ENJOY!
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:19:51 PM EDT
With few notable exceptions, Euro museums are just top-notch.  Nice pics.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:25:34 PM EDT
Bad ass!

Thank you for the awsome pics!!
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:27:22 PM EDT
Fantastic!
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:29:52 PM EDT
Niiiiice!
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:30:19 PM EDT
Wow they would  have to kick me out of there at closing time.


Needs more FAL though,,


Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:31:52 PM EDT
Nice pics.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:41:33 PM EDT
"F-15" is actually an F-16.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:45:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 6:48:16 PM EDT by 2A373]
I was going to let you not being sure about the F-4 slide, but calling a fucking piece of shit Lawn Dart an F-15 is just FUCKING WRONG!



Originally Posted By Larain60:F15





That is an F-16.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:45:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 6:48:40 PM EDT by Torque556]
Deffinately an F-16 Viper not an F-15.  Badass pictures though.  I haven't been there yet.

Tried to add the pic of the F16 you posted but couldn't.  I'm a tard.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:48:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Torque556:
Deffinately an F-16 Viper.  Badass pictures though.  I haven't been there yet.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%


Lingo question: When did the "F-16 Falcon" become the "F-16 Viper"?
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:50:08 PM EDT
TAG
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:51:13 PM EDT
That double 9mm machinegun is the Italian Villar Perosa.  It was featured in the Indiana Jones movie that had the Hindenburg.  You can see a bicycle mounted one in the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:53:25 PM EDT
Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:54:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 6:55:16 PM EDT by 2A373]
Originally Posted By Fletchette:
Originally Posted By Torque556:
Deffinately an F-16 Viper.  Badass pictures though.  I haven't been there yet.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%


Lingo question: When did the "F-16 Falcon" become the "F-16 Viper"?


F-16 pilots call it that to make themselves fill better about flying a POS Lawn Dart with a crappy name.


Its official name is still "Fighting Falcon".
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 6:55:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 2A373:
I was going to let you not being sure about the F-4 slide, but calling a fucking piece of shit Lawn Dart an F-15 is just FUCKING WRONG!





That is an F-16.


haha thanks for heads up.  To be honest I really lost my breath and got over excited in this place.  Seriously.  I never saw such a collection of stuff before.  I have a lot of pics of the signs next to the stuff, but the problem is it was all in french or flemish.

And you know how much admission was?  ZERO!  no fee.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:13:10 PM EDT
Great post.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:22:03 PM EDT
Sweet

Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:25:00 PM EDT
Awesome post...thanks....
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:29:35 PM EDT
Cool pics!  Thanks for posting.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:29:42 PM EDT
Thank you for taking the time to post them. GREAT!!
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:36:18 PM EDT


MOAR
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:39:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 4v50:
That double 9mm machinegun is the Italian Villar Perosa.  It was featured in the Indiana Jones movie that had the Hindenburg.  You can see a bicycle mounted one in the Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis.


You are correct.  This may have been a ground version of the weapon.  Damn 3000 rounds per minute!

The Villar-Perosa aircraft submachine gun was an Italian double barreled machine gun designed by Bethel Abiel Revelli, a Major in the Italian Army in 1914. The weapon fired pistol calibre 9 mm Glisenti ammunition, a reduced-power version of the famous 9 mm Para, at the extremely high rate of fire of 3,000 rounds per minute, or 1,500 rounds per minute per barrel. It was arguably the first submachine gun.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:42:02 PM EDT
Very nice, thanks for posting.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:45:30 PM EDT
Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:47:55 PM EDT
The "Barrel by Glock" is a classic.  
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:48:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 7:50:02 PM EDT by LCPL4ever]
Aw man, awesome pics. Thanks for posting them. Looks like they did a great job with the exhibits, and wow that is a lot of vehicles and aircraft!!




You might want to check out the National Museum of the Marine Corps if you are even in the Quantico area, they did an awesome job on it as well.
Barrel by Glock



Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:50:47 PM EDT
Awesome.

Thanks,

EMSflyer
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:51:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 7:53:24 PM EDT by OlSarge2K]
Great Pics.  Thanks for sharing.  The French Military Museum in Paris is pretty good too...

The trench body armor in that one pic is really interesting......  

Also, that's not just a Sherman, it's a "Jumbo."
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:55:52 PM EDT
Great pictures.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:57:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 7:59:38 PM EDT by TimJ]
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 7:59:41 PM EDT
Sweet.  Great post.  Lots of good pictures there.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 8:02:19 PM EDT
I've admired the Belgians for the fight they put up against the Germans in the first World War. Pretty incredible. Did you visit Waterloo, too?
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 8:04:19 PM EDT
Very cool.  Did you tell them tha CID would be along shortly to get our stuff back?
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 8:04:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By OlSarge2K:
Great Pics.  Thanks for sharing.  The French Military Museum in Paris is pretty good too...

The trench body armor in that one pic is really interesting......  

Also, that's not just a Sherman, it's a "Jumbo."


Hmmm you guys - I think you planted the seed.  Ill be in Paris for business in June so maybe I need to go there and post an AAR for you all!!  I actually was thinking of staying a few days over and going back to Normandy.  I was there last year and didnt go to see shit (I know I know).
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 8:05:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 8:09:02 PM EDT
IMPRESSIVE!

Thanks for posting.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 8:09:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 8:10:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/29/2009 8:13:30 PM EDT by Toiyabe66]
Originally Posted By Larain60:
I was in Brussels for work last week, and took the op to visit the Belgium Military Museum.  I was skeptical at first, thinking it would be ratty and insignificant.  I couldnt have been more wrong.

The place was actually HUGE, tons of stuff from the 1700's up to modern day.  I cant even put into words the amount of stuff they had there, so Ill jump right into pics.

Museum Park

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum019.jpg

Front of Museum

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum020.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum022.jpg

Uniform hall

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum043.jpg

Misc uniforms

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum023.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum032.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum041.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum042.jpg

War Wagon

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum047.jpg

Small arms hall

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum074.jpg

Mausers

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum055.jpg

Misc rifles/pistols

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum056.jpg

Colt? Model 1902 Sporting

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum057.jpg

closeup colt

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum058.jpg

ID? C96 "Broomhandle" Mauser

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum061.jpg

Multi barrel gun

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum068.jpg

Artillery Room

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum077.jpg

Artillery setup

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum075.jpg

Bunker

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum079.jpg

BAR goodness

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum081.jpg

Closeup BAR

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum083.jpg

Double 9mm machinegun is the Italian Villar Perosa.  THANKS

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum084.jpg

Big ass gun

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum090.jpg

Barrel by Glock

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum095.jpg

TANKS!

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum098.jpg

Truck/Tank

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum099.jpg

Tank ? Matilda II

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum102.jpg

Courtyard

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum104.jpg

? M24 Chaffee

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum107.jpg

? M41 Walker Bulldog

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum106.jpg

? M47 Patton

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum109.jpg

? M46 Patton

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum111.jpg

Russian T Iosef Stalin 3 (IS-3) not a T-series

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum112.jpg

? Another M46 Patton

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum114.jpg

Sherman

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum118.jpg

Halftrack

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum125.jpg

? Scorpion CVRT

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum130.jpg

? Can't tell if a halftrack or not, but a Variant of the White Halftrack/Armored/Scout car

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum132.jpg

? Staghound Mk. I

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum137.jpg

AA Flugabwehrkanonenpanzer Gepard

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum140.jpg

Fire

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum142.jpg

Flamethrower, Italian

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum143.jpg

Mark IV

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum146.jpg

Tank killed

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum152.jpg

Colt? Model 1903 Hammerless

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum160.jpg

Gun types?

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum164.jpg

Bottom center - 50 cal sniper? 13.2 mm Rifle Anti-Tank (Mauser)

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum165.jpg

? Lewis Gun

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum167.jpg

Boat?

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum175.jpg

Willy Jeep It's Willys dammit

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum179.jpg

Airplane Hangar, note, two levels of planes plus stuff hanging from ceiling.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum180.jpg

F4 Phantom? RF-4C

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum182.jpg

HIND Russian Heli

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum199.jpg

AA Alley

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum202.jpg

Portable SAM

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum206.jpg

Big ass missle

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum225.jpg

Shooting star

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum229.jpg

F16 not F15 thanks 2A373

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum231.jpg

Vulcan 20mm gatling

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum233.jpg

? C15TA Armored Truck

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum236.jpg

Snowcat
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum237.jpg

Nice BOV

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum239.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum253.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum259.jpg

Note 50 cal holes in side/top

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum263.jpg

Tommy gun
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum265.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum266.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum272.jpg

FAL

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum274.jpg

BREN

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum275.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum285.jpg

Inside

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum282.jpg

Cockpit

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum283.jpg

Centurion? Leopard 1A1A1

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum286.jpg

ATV

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/Larain60/Belgium%20Military%20Museum/BelguimMuseum289.jpg





Hope this helps!
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 8:12:25 PM EDT
thanks for the great picks

for some reason I love those Russian HIND's
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 8:16:45 PM EDT
very nice pics
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