|Armoured Fighting Vehicles and Tanks preserved in Canada 5: Ontario, CFB Kingston
Armoured Fighting Vehicles preserved in the Military Museums at CFB Kingston, Ontario
Data current to 20 Aug 2018.
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The page for AFVs preserved in Ontario has grown too large to download quickly, so the Tanks and AFVs on display at CFB Kingston and RMC are listed here separately.
M4A2 (76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65171), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30129650, 78-932, “Lad”, McNaughton Barracks gate, Hwy 2, CFB Kingston, Ontario.
Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk 5, 20-pounder main gun, CFR No. 53-81288, "Aspen", in front of the Fisher Building, Givenchy Road, CFB Kingston, Ontario. (Author Photos)
Leopard Tank, CFR No. 78-85146, Givenchy Rd close to the intersection with Craftsman Blvd., in front of the 1 Cdn Div HQ (Fisher Bldg), CFB Kingston. (Author Photos)
Universal Carrier, (Serial No. WD CT43650), Fisher Building, Givenchy St, CFB Kingston, Ontario. (Author Photos)
Russian BRDM-2 Combat Reconnaissance/Patrol Vehicle, Canadian Forces School of Military Intelligence (CFSMI), Gloucester Building, Blue Bell Lane, CFB Kingston, Ontario. (Author Photos)
AVGP Cougar. Mounted in front of Fort Henry Heights at the corner of Niagara Park Drive and Remourquage Drive. (Author Photos)
AVGP Grizzly, Military Communications and Electronics Museum, CFB Kingston, Ontario. (Author Photos)
M577 Command Post APC, Military Communications and Electronics Museum, CFB Kingston, Ontario. (Author Photos)
M74 Tank Recovery Vehicle, Military Communications and Electronics Museum, CFB Kingston, Ontario. (Author Photos)
Kingston, Royal Military College
M4A2(76)W HVSS Sherman "Easy 8" tank (Serial No. 65021), built by Fisher, Reg. No. 30123000, “Athene”, mounted on a Bailey Bridge, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario. (Author Photos)
Centurion Main Battle Tank Mk 5, 20-pounder main gun, CFR No. 52-81053, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario. (Author Photos)
Leopard C2 Main Battle Tank, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario.
155-mm M109A4 Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer, 1985, (Serial No. 77225), AC: AX, ECC: 119205 HUI C: 1941, SAUI C: 1941, VMO No. DLE29685, VMO Date: 09 Dec 2002. Training Aid, RMC. (Author Photos)
Major Hal Skaarup has woven together an informative and detailed synopsis of the carefully preserved and restored armoured fighting vehicles on display in Canada. He highlights the importance of these upon key turning points in history when these AFVs were in use as tools of war at home and overseas. We often associate the evolution of military prowess with the advancement of sophisticated technology. Major Skaarup's descriptions of Canadian armour as it evolved to the level it has today reveals that military planners have had to be continuously creative in adapting to the changes in modern combat. They had to devise many intricate techniques, tactics and procedures to overcome the insurgents and opposition forces faced in Afghanistan and future overseas missions where Canadian armour will be brought into play. This guide book will show the interested reader where to find examples of the historical armour preserved in Canada, and perhaps serve as a window on how Canada's military contribution to safety and security in the world has evolved.
Lieutenant-General Steven S. Bowes
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