Ropkey Armor Museum
Six Ton Tank M1917
|Location||5649 E. 150 North|
The Ropkey Armor Museum closed July 29, 2017. The collection was sold off to other museums. http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/2017/08/16/military_museum_closing_triggers_memories/
The museum was privately owned by the Ropkey family. It stemed from the founder Fred Ropkey's interest in military history and his past career as a tank platoon leader in the U.S. Marine Corps during the early 1950s.
Other exhibits were soft-skin military vehicles, aircraft and a Vietnam war-era PBR. The aircraft include an Antonov An-2 and the unique Bell X-14B. This aircraft was used for early research into VTOL until it was written off in a landing accident in 1981. It was being restored by the museum.
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