TANK TRACKS

ARMORED WARFARE IN WORLD WAR II

This exhibit shows how the Germans transformed lumbering tanks into a decisive weapon of fast-paced warfare and how the Allies adapted to counter and overcome this new "Blitzkrieg" machine. The exhibit displays the power and promise of tanks - properly used - in waging war. A "family tree" of original photographs shows the progression of German tanks through the war along with their variants of assault guns, tank destroyers, and other armored fighting vehicles. Actual inert examples of tank ammunition vividly depict the advancement of tank and anti-tank guns while the American bazooka concept of using a rocket-propelled shaped charge to defeat enemy armor is explained with both actual hardware and illustration. Tank production in German, British, French, and American factories is covered. The display even has track links from captured German armor. The centerpiece is a large Nazi flag captured, signed, and inscribed by members of the American 774th Tank Battalion that fought its way through France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Germany, and brought the Nazi war machine to its knees.

Panzer Family Tree of German tanks and armored vehicles in WWII

Panzer Family Tree

Panzer Family Tree of German tanks and armored vehicles in WWII

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

Original pencil drawing of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in North Africa

German and American tanks

German and American tanks

WWII recognition models of German and American tanks

Nazi German RAD flag

Nazi German RAD flag

Nazi German RAD flag captured by the 774th Tank Battalion