ut it also goes by the name Beitha-Shiryon.
It is opened between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Friday is a short day. The entrance ticket was about $8.
Nearby there was a center for the study of bird migration. Radar is already in the territory.
represents about 200 pieces of military equipment from different countries: tanks, armored carriers, self-propelled mounts, armored cars and, of course, the Israeli "Merkava". You can get inside many of the exhibits.
This is "Patton", the average US Tank of the 1950s.
The next is "Mahag", the upgraded Israeli Tank M48. Then there’s "Shot", and "Sherman", the French AMX-13 and the American M113 armored carriers. There are six in total.
There were a lot of tanks. In the background, there was a memorial wall with the names of people who died. At the top was "Sherman", previously a water tower.
This is a former police building, a fort built by the British.
The fort was built in 1940. In general, this is a strategically important place because it is situated at the crossroads, and allows control of the road to Jerusalem. Four days later, after the British army left the fort, it was captured by the Jordanians. The Israelis had tried several times to storm the fort, but they recaptured it only during the Six Day War in 1967. The exhibit inside speaks more about those events.
There was an observation deck on the roof.
Then we went down and viewed everything from below.
In general, the museum was impressive.
Here’s a Ford Touring, the main vehicle used by the British.
This is Chevrolet. During the War of Independence such trucks were converted into armored trucks, upholstered with iron.
Here are Willy's jeeps.
On the lower tier, there are armored carriers, trucks and cars, above there’s a ground for captured armored vehicles.
The first is M3 "Stuart", the second is a British tank "Matilda II". These machines had the greatest glory in North Africa. The third is American "Chaffee".
This is a light American tank M24 "Chaffee", created in 1944 and named in honor of General E.R. Chaffee, Jr., the commander of the first armored US troops.
The second could determine this M3 Lee - the average US tank during World War II. It was named in honor of General Lee who fought during the Civil War. There was also a modification of the British M3 Grant.
UPD: in the foreground, the British tank Mark IV Churchill, aka A22.
T-54 APC, supplied by the Soviet Union to the Lebanese army.
There is radio and field radar installed.
This is T-34, with a torn trunk.
These are the flags of the participating countries of the anti-Hitler coalition.
Here’s the Memorial to the Allied Forces.
This is a Memorial, with the names of the dead soldiers.
Here’s the continuation of the exposition. These are samples of the facilities of the IDF (The Israel Defense Forces).
This is a profile view of a tank.
Here’s a Monument to the Jewish partisans.
You press the button and hear a voice broadcasting something loudly.
In the background is the Trappist Monastery. I talk more about it