Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum
|Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum|
|Established||May 6, 1978|
Marine Corps Base Quantico
The Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum was located at Brown Field, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Quantico, Virginia. It housed a wide variety of historic Marine Corps vehicles/tanks (both wheeled and tracked), equipment, artillery pieces and aircraft (both fixed wing (airplanes) and rotary wing (helicopters)) to trace the evolution and significance of the Marine Air-Ground Team. It also contained several pieces of foreign equipment, such as a Soviet SU-76M self-propelled howitzer. The museum closed on November 15, 2002, during the establishment of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
The museum initially opened on May 6, 1978, as the Marine Corps Aviation Museum and eventually became the Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum in the mid-1980s as the collection expanded beyond aviation assets. The museum began in two aircraft hangars and added a third in 1990.
- Marine Corps Base Installation Guide. "United States Marine Corps Air/Ground Museum, Aviation Enthusiast Corner website, last updated February 14, 2000. Retrieved on March 30, 2008.
- Smith-Christmas, Kenneth. "Korean War Exhibits Enhanced for New Museum Season", Fortitudine, vol. XXII, no. 4 (Spring 1993), p. 32.
- "National Museum of the Marine Corps Collection Rationale", 2008.
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