T34 - 85 TANK
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T34 Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

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85mm Flak 37 @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

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Daimler Mk 1 Armoured Car @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Heavy Tanks

Russian T-55 Heavy Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Missiles

Bristol Bloodhound Missile @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Artillery

13 Ib Light Artillery @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

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Light weaponry @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR25  7EG

Yeomanry

Yeomanry Norfolk & Suffolk regiments @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR27 5EG
M24 CHAFFEE TANK
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Light Tanks

T34 Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

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85mm Flak 37 @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Armoured Cars

Daimler Mk 1 Armoured Car @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Heavy Tanks

Russian T-55 Heavy Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Missiles

Bristol Bloodhound Missile @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Artillery

13 Ib Light Artillery @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Light Weaponry

Light weaponry @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR25  7EG

Yeomanry

Yeomanry Norfolk & Suffolk regiments @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR27 5EG
SHERMAN GRIZZLY TANK
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Light Tanks

T34 Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Anti-Aircraft

85mm Flak 37 @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Armoured Cars

Daimler Mk 1 Armoured Car @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Heavy Tanks

Russian T-55 Heavy Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Missiles

Bristol Bloodhound Missile @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Artillery

13 Ib Light Artillery @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Light Weaponry

Light weaponry @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR25  7EG

Yeomanry

Yeomanry Norfolk & Suffolk regiments @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR27 5EG
A34 COMET
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Light Tanks

T34 Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Anti-Aircraft

85mm Flak 37 @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Armoured Cars

Daimler Mk 1 Armoured Car @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Heavy Tanks

Russian T-55 Heavy Tank @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Missiles

Bristol Bloodhound Missile @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Artillery

13 Ib Light Artillery @ The Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EG

Light Weaponry

Light weaponry @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR25  7EG

Yeomanry

Yeomanry Norfolk & Suffolk regiments @ The Muckleburgh Collection, NR27 5EG

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T34/85 Tank

The Soviet Union's T34 with its 85mm gun first saw service in 1940 on the Eastern Front where, at the time, it quickly proved to be one of the best tanks in WW2. It was fast, reliable, and due to its low ground pressure, very manoeuvrable 

Its diesel engine could be started by air pressure which gave it a great advantage over battery powered German petrol engines in winter

Although built in Russia in 1944, The Museum obtained its example in 1989 from Czechoslovakia.  

technical specifications

Engine: V-12 Diesel, 500 BHP 
Armament: 1 x 85mm gun, 2 x 7.62mm MG 
Speed:     33 MPH, Range: 250 miles
Weight: 32 tons

PictureM24 Chaffee @ Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EH
M24 CHAFFEE

The M24 Light Tank, named after General Adna Chaffee, first entered service with the US Army in 1944. A the time the firepower and protection afforded by the Chaffee surpassed that of all other light reconnaissance tanks, its 75mm gun being equal to that of the Sherman main battle tank.

Easy to drive it was mechanically reliable and its high speed of 34 mph added to its survivability in its reconnaissance role

technical specifications

Engine:   Two 110 BHP  V8 Cadillac water cooled petrol engines
Armament:   1 x 75mm gun, 2 x 0.30 calibre Browning MG
Speed: 34 MPH,  Range: 174 miles
Weight:   16.5 tons

PictureSherman Grizzly @ Muckleburgh Collection NR25 7EH
SHERMAN GRIZZLY

With the US Army Sherman designation of M4 A1, the Museum's tank was manufactured under licence by the Canadians who called it the 'Grizzly'. It has a cast hull unlike the standard Sherman which is of welded construction. Almost 50,000 Sherman tanks were produced in WW2 which gave it numerical superiority in most battles. With a 75mm gun it was reasonably well armed for its time

Only 188 Grizzlys were manufactured in Canada as American production of Shermans met demand. After WW2 many of the Grizzlys were acquired by the Portuguese Army from where the Museum's example was obtained

technical specifications

Engine:  9 cylinder Continental air cooled, 400 BHP
Armament:  1 x 75mm gun, 1 x 50 calibre MG, 2 x 30 calibre MG
Speed:      22 MPH ,  Range:   100 miles
Weight :   33 tons

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COMET

To combat the firepower of the German Panther and Tiger tanks the A34 Comet was armed with a 77mm high velocity gun. The tank was powered by the Rolls Royce Meteor engine similar to the Merlin engine used in the Spitfire 

It first saw service in late 1944 during the advance into Germany and took place in the Berlin Vistory Parade in 1945, and later was used in the Korean War in 1950/53 

The Museum's Comet was acquired from the Republic of Ireland in 1990.  Over a four year period it was rebuilt and is one of only a handful left in working order

technical specifications

Engine:  Meteor Mk3 V12 Petrol 600 BHP
Armament:  1 x 77mm, 2 x 7.92mm Besa MG
Speed:    32 MPH,  Range:  155  miles
Weight:   33 tons