Tanks, Armored Fighting Vehicles and Artillery on Outside Display
Tanks M60 Patton Tanks
Other Indiana Tanks
Armored Fighting Vehicles
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On the linked pages are
photos of outside military displays or monuments, as they are called by
some, located within the state of Indiana. Most can be found on
the front lawn of veterans' service organizations, like the American
Legion or VFW. Others are on display at Indiana Army National Guard
armories located around the state.
For me, visiting and
photographing these displays had a twofold effect. Firstly, it has
taken me down roads and to towns in Indiana I would have otherwise never
visited. They were definitely located on the roads less traveled.
Secondly, I learned new
facts about tanks and other pieces of military equipment beyond my
original interest in warbirds. It has caused me to do research on
subjects I had not spent time on before.
There are two museums in
Indiana that have large outside displays: The Atterbury Museum at
Camp Atterbury west of Edinburgh, and the Indiana Military Museum in
The displays at Atterbury are set up along
an elliptical path around the area. It is always open to the
public; and there is no charge to visit it.
To the east of the outside display and on
the north side of the road is the Camp Atterbury indoor museum.
Among the displays about the history of Camp
Atterbury are these two jeeps. The museum is free to the public;
but is only open on Tuesday through Friday from 9 to 4.
The Indiana Military
The Indiana Military Museum also has a
significant outside display area. There is a charge to visiting
the museum; and it does have limited hours of operation.
The museum has a nice inside display of
military vehicles and artifacts. In fact, it has the largest
collection of military vehicles in Indiana.
Both museums are
well worth the trip for the military enthusiast and historian.