The Military Land and Air Museum

Hello and welcome to the museum of Land and Air! This museum is dedicated to Land and Air military vehicles from WW1 to nowadays. Come and see our growing collection today!

I want my machines here

You can submit anything as long as it’s military, and from air or land. Please know that I’ll delete any post unbefitting of either the page theme or quality. No half-assed green jeep, please!
It’s best if your post states the name and the year of the creation. You can also add a bit of history with it. Creation can be replicas or original creations!

Don’t hesitate to use the 2010’s photoscene to give your picture a more museum-y feeling.


1991 Leclerc Tank

by Maxbombe

The Leclerc tank (French: char Leclerc) is a main battle tank (MBT) built by GIAT, now Nexter of France. It was named in honour of General Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, who led the French element of the drive towards Paris while in command of the Free French 2nd Armoured Division (2e DB) in World War II.

In production since 1991, the Leclerc entered French service in 1992, replacing the AMX 30 as the country’s main armoured platform. With production now complete, the French Army has 222 Leclercs and the United Arab Emirates Army has 388.
The price in 2011 was €9.3 million, which made it the most expensive tank in history at the time.

(Source: Wikipedia)


1959 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

by Secrane (me)

The MiG-21 “Fishbed” was a Soviet interceptor aircraft built between 1959 and 1985. With over 13,000 units produced, it’s one of the most common fighter jets in the world and the most produced supersonic aircraft ever. It commanded a cost of about $25,000,000 new, relatively cheap for a supersonic fighter jet.

As one of the most advanced aircraft of its time, the MiG-21 was capable of a speed of 2,175 km/h (1,351 mph). That’s over Mach 2!

Mainly used by the USSR, the MiG-21 also saw use by many other eastern-bloc countries such as countries aligned with the USSR, including China, Vietnam and Czechoslovakia. Over 60 years after its introduction some MiG-21 units remain in service in Russia, Romania and India. It was made available in many variations, the one you see here being the MiG-21bis, designed for interceptor combat.


If it looks like a tank, is built like a tank, drives like a tank, and hits like a tank, then it most definitely is a tank. That’s the Leclerc in a nutshell - and it also applies to every other tank in the museum.

Does the museum feature a Chrysler A57 Multibank?


1952 Aanholt Agile Overland

The 1952 Overland is a rebodied Aanholt Agile with a range of mounted weapons available.

It was primarily used by the French military for patrolling and protecting volatile areas.


M1A1 Abrams (1991 Gulf War)

The major upgrade of the Abrams, centered around a new 120 mm smoothbore gun and a series of protection improvements and other upgrades, designed to keep pace with contemporary advanced Soviet designs such as the T-64A, upgraded T-72, and the T-80.
External differences are easy to spot: The turret is the “long” model, at the rear with a rear bustle rack for improved stowage, a thicker front armour, new blast doors, new engine compartment access doors, reinforced suspensions, pressurized NBC system, the absence of drive sprocket ring retainer, and moreover the shorter and thicker gun barrel and more massive bore recuperator.

(source:M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank - Tanks Encyclopedia)

The Abrams remained untested in combat until the Persian Gulf War in 1991. The M1A1 was superior to Iraq’s Soviet-era T-55 and T-62 tanks, as well as Iraqi assembled Russian T-72s, and locally produced copies (Asad Babil tank). The T-72s like most Soviet export designs lacked night vision systems and then-modern rangefinders, though they did have some night fighting tanks with older active infrared systems or floodlights—just not the latest starlight scopes and passive infrared scopes as on the Abrams. Only 23 M1A1s were taken out of service in the Persian Gulf. Some others took minor combat damage, with little effect on their operational readiness. Very few M1 tanks were hit by enemy fire, and none were destroyed as a direct result of enemy fire, with no fatalities due to enemy fire.

The M1A1 was capable of making kills at ranges in excess of 2,500 meters (8,200 ft). This range was crucial in combat against tanks of Soviet design in Desert Storm, as the effective range of the main gun in the Soviet/Iraqi tanks was less than 2,000 meters (6,600 ft) (Iraqi tanks could not fire anti-tank missiles like their Russian counterparts). This meant Abrams tanks could hit Iraqi tanks before the enemy got in range—a decisive advantage in this kind of combat. In friendly fire incidents, the front armor and fore side turret armor survived direct APFSDS hits from other M1A1s. This was not the case for the side armor of the hull and the rear armor of the turret, as both areas were penetrated at least in two occasions by friendly DU ammunition during the Battle of Norfolk.

(source:History of the M1 Abrams - Wikipedia)


1957 Vought F-8 Crusader

by variationofvariables

The Vought F-8 Crusader is a single-engined, supersonic, carrier-based air superiority jet fighter made by Vought for the US Navy, USMC, as well as for the French Navy. The F-8 was the United States’ principal aircraft during the Vietnam War, as between June and July 1966, during 12 engagements over North Vietnam, Crusaders claimed four MiG-17s for two losses. The aircraft has been nicknamed “The Last of the Gunfighters” as it was the last American fighter jet to have ever been equipped with guns as its primary weapon.

The Crusader would claim the best kill ratio of any American type in the Vietnam War, 19:3. Of the 19 aircraft claimed during aerial combat, 16 were MiG-17s and three were MiG-21s. Records from Vietnam indicate that only 3 Crusaders were ever lost in aerial combat, all ironically to MiG-17 gunfire.

42 Crusaders would serve the French Navy starting in 1964, as the F-4s would prove too large for the French aircraft carriers smh. The French Crusaders were based on F-8Es dubbed the F-8E(FN), with different weapon systems modified to work with French missile systems. France would use its crusaders up until 1999 due to a lack of a proper replacement.

25 ex-USN F-8H Crusaders would be serve the Philippine Air Force starting in 1977, modified and given the designation F-8P. These would serve until 1988 when they were grounded and eventually withdrawn from service in 1991.

The F-8E had a maximum speed of 1,974km/h at 10,973m or Mach 1.86. It had a cruising speed of 917km/h with a combat range of 730km. The aircraft was fitted with four 20mm cannons and had 2 hardpoints mounted on the side of the fuselage where Y-pylons could be mounted for extra payload. There were also 2 under-wing pylon stations for other mounting needs.

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2018 Suisei Heavy Industry | Type 20 IFV

By Falling_Comet

The Suisei HI Type 20 is a IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) is the replacement IFV for the JSDF for the purpose of playing a universal role of both an APC, anti-tank and anti-infantry roles. It also saw service in smaller numbers in other allied nations such as Australia and Taiwan. The principle was emphasized by the 2020 modification of the vehicle with Urban CQB ‘Tortoise’ adding additional mesh armor against lower grade HEATFS projectiles and latest grade ERA. However, with this modification it loses the ability to traverse water.

The vehicle saw limited service in UN peacekeeping operations and counter-insurgent operations in Africa and the Middle East. The Urban CQB ‘Tortoise’ saw great success against person-carried RPGs . Roughly 150 were planned to be made by 2020 however, only 98 were made by 2020 for the JSDF with other lines planned for around 50 for Taiwan and Australia.

Currently the Type 20 is still in service and plans to stay till 2050 with additional upgrades over the years. Other variants of the Type 20 chassis are the SPG, SAM and Mechanized engineer variants proving to be a versatile chassis. Powered by a powerful 20L V12 Diesel Turbo.

The Type 20 currently posses latest 8th generation NVG and Thermal sights paired with a laser warning system and complex Anti-ATGM system for the newer variants. It has a single 40mm auto-cannon that fires APDS munitions and a coaxial 50cal machine gun, paired with a pair of twin ATGM Launchers. The modular aspect of the vehicle allows for many possible modifications, with the current version on display having the CQB ‘Tortoise’ kit. The IFV can reach a respectable speed of 80km/h in perfect road conditions and 60km/h cross country.


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1954 North American F-100D Super Sabre

by variationsofvariable

The F-100 Super Sabre is an American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the USAF from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard until 1979. The first of the Century Series of USAF jet fighters, it was the first USAF fighter capable of supersonic speed in level flight.

Adapted as a fighter-bomber, the F-100 was superseded by the high-speed F-105 Thunderchief for strike missions over North Vietnam.
The F-100 flew extensively over South Vietnam as the Air Force’s primary close air support jet until being replaced by the LTV A-7 Corsair II.

The F-100s were the longest serving U.S. jet fighter-bomber to fight in the Vietnam War, serving as MiG combat air patrol escorts for F-105 Thunderchiefs, Misty FACs, and Wild Weasels over North Vietnam, and then relegated to close air support and ground attacks within South Vietnam. The F-100 was soon replaced by the F-4C Phantom II for MiG CAP which pilots noted suffered for lacking built-in guns for dogfights.

By the war’s end, 242 F-100 Super Sabres had been lost in Vietnam, as the F-100 was progressively replaced by the F-4 Phantom II and the F-105 Thunderchief. The Hun had logged 360,283 combat sorties during the war and its wartime operations came to end on 31 July 1971. The four fighter wings with F-100s flew more combat sorties in Vietnam than over 15,000 P-51 Mustangs flew during World War II.

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WW1 Tanks: British Mk IV and German A7V

Tanks were a gamechanger in the WW1 battlefield. Designed to smash through the stalemate of trench warfare, the first tank ever fielded, the Mark I entered service in August 1916, and was first used in action on the morning of 15 September 1916 during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, part of the Somme Offensive. After this success, new tanks would be developed to further improve their performance in battle.

British Mk IV

The most iconic tank of WW1, the Mark IV was a more heavily armoured version of the Mark I and went into production in May 1917. Fundamental mechanical improvements had originally been intended but had to be postponed. The main change was the introduction of shorter-barrelled 6-pounder guns. It had all its fuel stored in a single external tank (located between the rear track horns) in an attempt to improve crew safety. The sponsons could be swung in on hinges in to reduce the width of the tank for rail transportation (previous models required partial disassembly to fit within the loading gauge). Rails on the roof carried an unditching beam. A total of 1,220 were built: 420 males, 595 females and 205 tank tenders, which were supply tanks.

The Mark IVs were used successfully at the Messines Ridge in June 1917, where they outpaced the infantry on dry ground, but in the Third Ypres of July and August, they found the swampy ground difficult and were of little use. About 432 Mark IV tanks were used during the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917.

(source:British heavy tanks of World War I - Wikipedia)

German A7V

Developed in response to the introduction of British and French tanks, the A7V was Germany’s attempt to make their own design. Throughout the war, German soldiers had captured and repaired many British tanks and used them as their own. Studying these captured tanks, the German War Ministry formed a committee, under the auspices of its Allgemeines Kriegsdepartement, Abteilung 7 Verkehrswesen (“General War Department, Section 7, Transportation”),to investigate tank development.

What they would come up with was the A7V, which would then be fielded near the end of 1917. The A7V would become infamous as it took part in the first tank duel at Villers-Bretonneux in 24 April 1918.

Three A7Vs (including chassis number 561, known as Nixe) taking part in an attack with infantry incidentally met three British Mark IVs (two female machine gun-armed tanks and one male with two 6-pounder guns) near Villers-Bretonneux. During the battle, tanks on both sides were damaged. According to the British lead tank commander, Second Lieutenant Frank Mitchell, the female Mk IVs fell back after being damaged by armour-piercing bullets. They were unable to damage the A7Vs with their own machine guns.

Mitchell then attacked the lead German tank, commanded by Second Lieutenant Wilhelm Biltz, with the 6-pounders of his own tank and knocked it out. He hit it three times, and killed five of the crew when they bailed out. He stated that he then went on to rout some infantry with case shot. The two remaining A7Vs in turn withdrew. As Mitchell’s tank withdrew from action, seven British Whippet tanks also engaged the German infantry. Four of these were knocked out in the battle, and it is unclear if any of them engaged the retreating German tanks. Mitchell’s tank lost a track towards the end of the battle due to damage from an exploding mortar shell and was abandoned. The damaged A7V limped back to the German lines, but eventually broke down. It was later destroyed by a German demolition squad, to prevent it being captured and re-used by the Allies.

(source:A7V - Wikipedia)


1914 Phompsonby Ambulance

At the beginning of the 20th Century, Phompsonby was making a name for themselves in the UK, with various makes and models for any budding motorist or company to use. However, at the outbreak of WWI, Phompsonby was eager to help out the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in any way they could.

The grim realization of modern warfare that was the mud and trenches meant that a lot of wounded soldiers could not receive aid fast enough and be transferred from the front to hospital areas behind the trenches. Phompsonby grasped this very quickly and rapidly modified a lot of their ambulances for use in the mud and off-road conditions found in France. Chunkier tyres were put in place, the ride height increased, off-road suspension fitted and a beefy 1.5 litre inline 4 engine was placed in the engine bay before being dispatched to France.

Phompsonby would later develop several armoured car concepts for the army, but ultimately their ambulance was their most successful contribution to the war effort, with many vehicles serving for the entire four years of the war. The space at the rear of the vehicle allowed for several wounded and medics to be transported at a time and helped save many lives by getting them to a hospital in time.


1940-1945 Holtzman Motorrad RT 750
by Nicxv

The Holtzman Motorrad RT 750 is a motorcycle used for various uses, from civilian use to military transport in battlefields. This specific model is one of the thousands used in the African campain by the Axis powers. In production since 1940, all the way to 1999, this bike is one of the longest lived names in motorcycle history. The bike’s production was started in 2 plants, the Bonn assembly plant and the Berlin assembly plant. The RT 750s built in Bonn were the ones destined to civilian use only, while the ones in Berlin were basically used for anything. After the division of Germany into two parts, the Bonn motorcycle plant, in West Germany, stopped producing the RT 750 (First Generation) as it was outdated, and focused production on a new, V-Twin powered bike, while the Berlin assembly plant, in East Germany, was seized by the Soviet Union, and they would build rebadgings of the motorcycle under the SAITA name until 1999. It was used for anything, and in many battles, it could be optioned out with many parts, such as a sidecar, a pillion box instead of the passenger seat, side travel bags, and even a mounted MG 42 for the passenger or the sidecar to use. It proved extremely succesful in the African Campaign thanks to the Afrika Korps who used it in battle.

The bike was powered by a 750cc Single Cylinder engine with 20 horsepower and non specified torque figure, a 4 speed manual gearbox, and as riders of the bike say, endless torque at low RPM. The African Campain edition of the bike had a low range mode as well to aid with climbing, and a top speed of about 110 km/h mostly because of the weight, and because of the bad aerodynamics and lack of power. Still, the speed is enough for where it would be, as it didn’t really go over 80 km/h during battle. The bike was produced in about 25000 units, at least the military version, but sadly most of them rusted away or were destroyed during battle or seized by the Allies. Today the bike is quite rare. This example was produced in Berlin, was used in the African Campaign and it’s one of the few that survived. It was brought to Italy and homologated there, nowadays it’s stored at the Military Land and Air Museum.


1941-1945 SAS Improvised Commando Attack Vehicle

This is one of the rare survivors of the British 1st SAS squadron. It was built over a 1942 Bridgell J.E.R.P., one of the many licensed copies of the American jeep built during WW2 as an Axis African airfield attack unit. It was used on SAS second attack, in September 1942, where it was transported by the Long Range Desert Group, and used to attack one of three airfields in Lybia. The SAS was disbanded in 1946 and rebuilt in 1947, but this vehicle was already abandoned by them. After being found on the corner of an old workshop in the desert 10 years ago, it was restored and brung to our museum. Included are some old restored pics found inside the vehicle. (66.7 KB)


Alright, alright. All of these are from huge, strong armies capable of penetrating countries.

Fortunately I got this Swedish little RAB B500 Military Patroller from 1960 to peek in for some pictures!

Featuring an 85 horsepower I6, the little guy was reliable, small, and quite good-looking. It may not be the strongest machine to crawl the battlefield, but it could do a good job patrolling towns and hauling supplies.

From the wood bed to the wrap around bumpers, this is a perfect representation of 1960 RAB - built tough, built smol, built reliable!


1929 T-18 (MS-1) Tank

by battlefox

The T-18 (also called MS-1, Russian: Малый Сопровождения, первый.) was the first Soviet-designed tank.

Being based on the Renault FT, it used the same four-cylinder engine producing 35 horsepower. In testing, it performed better than the foreign analogues, as well as having better armor.
It ended production in 1931, to be replaced by the T-26.



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[OUTDATED] 1991 Grumman F-14D Tomcat | VF-002 Happy Rogers

by variationsvariableof

Of course, who could mistake the unforgettable, supersonic, twin engined, twin seater, twin tailed, swept wing fighter that is F-14 Tomcat? Arguably one of the most well-known fighter jets of all time, this fighter jet was more than simply Hollywood fame from The Final Countdown and Top Gun.

Serving the United States Navy from 1974 until its retirement in 2006, it served as the Navy’s top dog air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor, and later as a tactical air-to-ground strike aircraft near its retirement.

Also serving the Iranian Air Force during the Iran-Iraq War, the Tomcat became one of the most successful aircraft of that war, reportedly shooting down 160 Iraqi aircraft over the course of the War.
Despite the US Navy’s retirement of this beautiful bird in 2006, it reportedly remains in service with Iran, last seen escorting Tupolev bombers over Syria in 2018.

This particular F-14 is from VF-002 “Happy Rogers”, my attempt at making a Gasmean analogue to the real-life VF-84/VFA-103.


featuring @SpeedyBoi’s MiG-31 coming to this thread soon™️

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1939 Phompsonby Utility Van

As they did with WWI, when WWII erupted over Europe, Phompsonby once again helped with the war effort. Alongside refitting their factories to make engines and aircraft for the war, Phompsonby also created a specialist line of vehicles for the armed forces. This is a light utility vehicle created for the RAF which saw heavy usage during the Battle of Britain and Liberation of France.

Officially designated the Car, Light Utility 4x4/Phompsonby by the RAF, the vehicle was 4 wheel drive with heavy suspension and gripping tyres to give it traction on the airfield after a bombing raid or just adverse weather, the car proved a success in keeping the airfields running at all hours.

The van had a 107 HP 2 litre inline 3 engine which was able to push it along at a maximum of 85 MPH, but generally the vehicle was used for towing and moving supplies and tools about the airfield. It came equipped with a manual differential which meant it could pull heavy loads or travel through heavily damaged areas without too much hassle.

Come the end of the war, Phompsonby had stopped building vehicles for the army, seeing the inevitable fall of Germany, but those vehicles left in RAF and army service continued to serve into the 1950s before being replaced with newer models.

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Right next to the VF002 Tomcat, rests a machine from the other side of the iron curtain. It shares the trait of fast, heavy and being the state-of-the-art plane for its time, yet they performed very different tasks.

Mikoyan MiG-31

NATO reporting name: Foxhound

Landing gear by @variationofvariables

One of the most feared Soviet plane of all time, the Foxhound is a supersonic interceptor introduced in service in 1981. Debuting in the heat of the cold war, it’s predecessor, the MiG-25 Foxbat was designed to intercept Western high-speed bombers and spy planes, including the famous B-52 Stratofortress, the SR-71 Blackbird and the Mach 3 XB-70 Valkyrie, of which was eventually cancelled.

The biggest strength of the Foxbat is it’s speed. It is one of the fastest combat plane that has entered service, beaten only by the SR-71 Blackbird. Its top speed is rated at 3000km/h, and it is reported that it is capable of reacing almost 3500km/h, although flying at that speed would risk airframe and engine damage. Unlike the SR-71’s approach of using exotic materials and a radical aerodynamic design, the MiG uses a steel alloy on a relatively traditional airframe shape, which does not allow the Foxhound to stay at high speeds for extended period of time. It also has a service ceiling of 82,000ft, far above most other combat planes.

a Mig-31 photographed by the JASDF

Being an interceptor, the MiG-31 is also heavily armed. Being one of the only combat aircrafts capable of firing long-rande AAMs, it can carry 4 R-33 missiles, capable of firing on targets 300km away. It is also equipped with a massive scanned array radar, with early variants outputting a whopping 600KW of power.

Ultimately, as the Soviet Union comes to an abrupt end, the Foxhound did not see much combat of intercepting its designated enemies. However, it remains as an impressive piece of engineering even today.

I made this a while ago, I’m just too lazy to post it

Pasta water for the MiG-31


For some unknown reason, the area nearby the F-14 and the MiG-31 were closed off for a few days.

And when it reopened, the VF-002 F-14D was nowhere to be found, and in its place instead sat an F-14B formerly of VF-103 “Jolly Rogers”. The two aircraft were also seemingly moved closer together. :flushed:

the old Tomcat was shit, so here’s one that’s less shit

1987 Grumman F-14B Tomcat | VF-103 "Jolly Rogers"

BuNo 163217 | 2002 Paint Scheme, USS George Washington

In the late 1980s, the F-14 had received its first major upgrade with the arrival of the F-14A+ variant (Later called the F-14B with the arrival of the F-14D Super Tomcat).

Gone was the problematic Pratt & Whitney TF-30 engine, now replaced with a more powerful and reliable General Electric F110-GE-400, which produced 104kN at full afterburner over the TF30’s 93kN.

The upgrade in engine meant that the Tomcat now had over thirty percent more range and a sixty percent better climbing rate. It was also capable of launching from a carrier without the need of afterburner, crucial for stealth missions as afterburner flames on jets were usually able to be seen from over 60km away.

Other upgrades included the addition of a ALR-67 Radar Homing and Warning (RHAW) system, a Direct Lift Control/Approach Power Control (DLC/AFC MOD), a Hughes AWG-15 radar fire control system as well as a gun gas purge system.

Other avionics sustem weren’t changed however, and the AWG-9 radar was also retained with the F-14A+/B variant.

With these upgrades in mind over the F-14A, the Tomcat was looking to be one of the most potent fourth-gen fighters in the world at the time. (Maybe even now!)


“The Super Hornet is slower than most fighters fielded since the early 1960s. We outran them, we out-flew them and we ran them out of gas. I was embarrassed for them.”

“It’s the same old Hornet shit, repackaged, which was designed to keep the politicians happy.”

“The Super Hornet can never match the Tomcat’s long range, Mach 2.4 speed and predator mystique…”

“The capability the Tomcat has for speed is amazing, there is not another plane in the Navy’s inventory that can come anywhere close to it…”

“You look at the plane on the ground and it looks intimidating, it looks like something that is made for war…”

“I hope the liberal fudge packing, (…) who thought the Hornet could replace this aviation masterpiece rot in hell.”

F-14 Tomcat information, references and many more from here.