Welcome to the Armor for the Ages web site. It offers information on the General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox, Kentucky and the National Armor & Cavalry Museum (NACM) at Fort Benning, Georgia and the volunteer programs that serve both institutions along with news on projects, events and exhibits. It also offers information on the vehicles and weapons in the Military Vehicles section that have been or are currently in these museums' collections. This information consists of brief histories, technical observations and exterior and/or interior photos. Over time new vehicles will be added while others are dropped to make room. The hope is that, even though most of these vehicles have been extensively covered elsewhere, visitors will still find something new or interesting. Please access the drop down menus above to see how U.S. military history is both preserved and presented.
Thanks goes to the volunteers that support these museums and the contributors who have generously added to this site through photos and materials. As always we wish to express our gratitude and support to all of the men and women serving in our armed forces worldwide. Our hope for everyone is a safe and speedy return home.
4-18-16 The Military Vehicles section has been updated with a new article on the German Marder II tank destroyer.
4-18-16 The News section has been updated with Patton Museum volunteers displaying equipment and uniforms at the SMG Paul Grey Junior ROTC Drill Team Invitational Competition at the North Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and other news fron NACM.
Cobra King, the famous M4A3E2 Jumbo Sherman that was the first into Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge has had some repair work done. Restoration Specialist Frank Albano worked to clear the broken gears that prevented the right drive sprocket from turning. This "repair" has allowed the right track to be installed. It will now be painted in the correct O.D. paint and remarked with insignias. The latest photos of Cobra King are in the News section.
The Patton Museum and NACM are supported by foundations that solicit funding from private organizations and individuals. Except for their staffs and operating costs, no public funding is used to maintain their collections. Please take the time to donate to these worthy causes.
For questions or comments on this web site and its contents, contact Garry Redmon.