Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

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Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

Post by TacticalPainter » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:23 am

A quite stunning military museum in the heart of Beijing. Don't be put off by the verbose name, the collection includes a lot of equipment from WWII and much that you won't find elsewhere, especially Japanese. Given the Chinese in the 1930s bought arms on the international market and then during WWII had weapons supplied by the western allies, there is a surprising mix of equipment, all very well displayed. I've posted a lot of pictures on my blog (https://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com ... oples.html) but here's a few samples:

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Post by Veroo » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:36 am

Great set of pictures! Shame there's nothing Bofors in sight. Did the museum not contain any dioramas?

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Post by TacticalPainter » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:56 am

For some reason that I couldn't work out, several floors of galleries were closed the day I visited. These were the ones dealing with specific wars and I suspect these contain dioramas and other artefacts. I will be back in Beijing next year, so I will visit again in the hope of seeing more.
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Re: Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

Post by mausmann » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:06 pm

Most interesting, thanx for posting.... thmbs2)
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Re: Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

Post by Notbing » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:42 pm

Thanks for posting very interesting.
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Re: Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

Post by Bob_Mackenzie » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:55 pm

Thanks for taking the time to post the pics, I do love a museum full of obscure kit so this one is not on the "bucket list". How realistic my bucket list is remains to be seen tho'

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Re: Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution

Post by dead1 » Thu May 10, 2018 12:09 am

Some very cool stuff! Surprised to see so much captured Korean war kit.


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