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.

Mostly imported.

 

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 Most anti-aircraft artillery is obsolete with the advent of shoulder fired and other more effective anti-aircraft rocket systems.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 Other than tanks, most anti-tank guns have been replaced by more effective shoulder fired rocket and other types of anti-tank systems.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

Artillery/Destructive Devices.

We are a museum. 

It makes no difference whether an item we are displaying works or doesn't work.