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Frequently Asked Questions:
Why a Museum for Artillery?
There are outstanding private collections of military vehicles, aircraft and tanks in the United States. While there are some excellent government owned artillery museums, in the private sector, artillery as a primary collection, has been virtually overlooked.
Where do you find Artillery?
Everywhere in the world.
There is not a great deal of artillery available in the United States. Artillery is located in the countries and regions where wars have occurred or have a higher risk of conflict.
We have well established overseas contacts and acquire artillery from various entities and from some governments.
Are the items on display real?
Is Artillery Still Relevant?
Yes, everything is real.
However, everything on display is deactivated and non-functional per ATF requirements. They do not work and cannot be made to work.
Likewise the munitions on display are INERT training, drill, or schooling munitions.
YES and NO
YES. Nothing conventional delivers more blast effect and shrapnel at less cost than artillery.
YES. Technology has improved the accuracy, range and effectiveness of the artillery family of weapons.
NO. It depends on your adversary.
United States forces, for example, can return counter battery fire while enemy projectiles are still in flight.
NO. Most anti-aircraft artillery is obsolete with the advent of shoulder fired and other more effective anti-aircraft rocket systems.
NO. Other than tanks, most anti-tank guns have been replaced by more effective shoulder fired rocket and other types of anti-tank systems.
What type of Artillery in the Museum?
Everything is modern.
The focus of the museum is WWII, Vietnam, and other wars and conflicts up to the present time including the war in Ukraine.
We have some artillery dating from WWI that was used in early WWII until more modern weapons became available.
Why is the Artillery “de-milled”?
We have no interest in live artillery.
It is a different and longer process for
ATF approval to possess live
We are a museum.
It makes no difference whether an item we are displaying works or doesn't work.
What is the
"Artillery Family of Weapons"?
The artillery family is generally considered to consist of tube artillery, morters, and rocket artillery. :
Tube Artillery types are Cannons, Howitzers, Gun-Howitzers, Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Tank. They can be wheel mounted or self-propelled.
Mortars are generally man-portable infantry weapons that are smooth bore and drop fired.
Artillery Rockets may be small, inaccurate rockets fired from simple launchers or larger rockets, technically missiles, with significant range and precision accuracy.