Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum

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Marine Corps Air-Ground Museum
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Established May 6, 1978
Location Brown Field
Marine Corps Base Quantico
Quantico, Virginia
United States
Type Military History

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.[1] It also contained several pieces of foreign equipment, such as a Soviet SU-76M self-propelled howitzer.[2] The museum closed on November 15, 2002, during the establishment of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

History[edit]

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.[3] The museum began in two aircraft hangars and added a third in 1990.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Smith-Christmas, Kenneth. "Korean War Exhibits Enhanced for New Museum Season", Fortitudine, vol. XXII, no. 4 (Spring 1993), p. 32.
  3. ^ a b "National Museum of the Marine Corps Collection Rationale", 2008.

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