US Navy Announces Plans for New Museum

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I was happy to see WNY Museum several years ago (and take photos too). The museum sent a young girl to meet me at the check point (it is an active military base, still) to get me through military police onto the base and she told me not to take photos outside of the museum building in the direction of administrative buildings. So it was pretty easy. I wish them luck (pun intended) in getting funds for the new museum building.

I have been there many times, they have an extensive records department, as well as some very rare exhibits.
The Docents were all very knowledgeable and extremely helpful every time I visited.
I hope the new building has sufficient parking… especially disabled spaces.

Vlad, would you be able to post any of the photos you took? I’ve not been to the WNY museum, so would love to see it (especially from an ammo collector point of view).

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I usually post my museum photos at BOCN (tab: places to visit) because most of the things at military musea are not directly ammo related (helmets, uniforms, tanks etc). I posted several things here which had ammo in the image or could be connected to ammo somehow. Sometimes I overdo photo taking. It is out of fear of missing something important or fear of museum closing, like Patton Tank Museum near Ft. Knox.
Here is one of my WNY posts, but the pictures are gone. Maybe somebody can help?

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Fixed!

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Thanks Fede and thanks Vlad. Very nice photos on the link above!

WNY Indoor exhbition 1: 37mm Hotchkiss, 3 pounder slide gun, 5 inch naval gun (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 2: 5 inch, 38 calibre shell draw set (WNY indoors)

WNY Indoor exhbition 3: LSM model (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 4: Cannon shell from the Battle of Plattsburgh (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 5: .38 military usage (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 6: Mark 54 aerial depth charge (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 7: Spanish gun made in 1490 (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 8: Hotchkiss 37mm L/20 rapid fire gun (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 9: 81mm mortar shell types (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 10: Heinkel He-177 A-5 "Grief" story (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 11: Radio proximity fuse and Tiny Tim rocket (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 12: Depth charge Mk9 (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 13: 3 inch submarine gun (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 14: Dahlgren naval cannons (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 15: Percussion blunderbuss (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 16: Old naval cannons (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 17: Chambers swivel gun (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 18: Naval cannon display (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 19: Gatling gun (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 20: Stern post from Kearsarge (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 21: Jenks and Hall North carbines (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 22: Spar torpedo (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 23: Confederate frame torpedo (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 24: 81mm propaganda mortar (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 25: German flare pistol (Italian-German-American story) WNY

WNY Indoor exhbition 26: Ohka or Baka bomb (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 27: Torpedo, Mark 14 (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 28: German naval mine (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 29: Torpedo, Mark 13 (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 30: Mousetrap antisubmarine rocket (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 31: Official ordnance displays (WNY)

WNY Indoor exhbition 32: 40mm Bofors presentation (WNY)

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Wow, thanks, Fede!!!

Thanks to you for sharing these pictures! I think that’s all there is about your visit to the WNY museum.

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Did you get any pictures of the plaque on the end of the building that claimed that Dalgrens lag was in the wall there?
I was shooting photos for a travel book some years back, and got pictures of the plaque, but they are burried in my film archives…

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Thanks Vlad and Fede for more great photos!

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