Tag Archives: tanks

The Stuart Light Tank

The M3 Stuart Light Tank was designed for service during World War II by The U.S. Army Ordnance Department and built by the American Car & Foundry Company.  A manufacturer of railroad cars, ACF built approximately 22,744 Stuarts between 1941 and 1944 in both the M3 and M5 variants. The M3 and M3A1 Stuart got it’s power from an air-cooled radial engine while the M5 variant used twin Cadillac V8 automobile engines.  The later version of the Stuart had many advantages over it’s older brother.  It was quieter, ran at a cooler temperature, had more room inside for its four man crew,  and its operation was easier to learn because … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keep ‘Em Running: Englands Tank Museum

  At Bovington Camp in Great Britain is The Tank Museum.  Not the “Tank Farm” we all know and love in Nokesville, VA, but across the Atlantic in southwest England.  There one will find over 300 tanks of all sizes and shapes.   So why blog about a tank place that is thousands of miles away?  Because I just came back from visiting there last week and one thing struck me while I toured the facilities….the spirit of mission and values that imbues the staff and volunteers at such a place.   The Tank Museum at Bovington recently had its Open House.  And I enjoyed tremendously seeing some rare and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2018 Oatlands Plantation WWI & WWII Weekend

The Voices of Freedom participated in the 2018 WWI & WWII Weekend at Oatlands Plantation during the weekend of July 14-15.  This was our 3rd year participating in the event at the historic site.  Despite having no interviews scheduled, we were able to conduct four interviews with veterans and civilians from WWII, Korea and the Gulf War.  When we weren’t conducting interviews, staff gave tours of the studio and promoted the mission of the museum. In addition to the mobile recording studio, the museum provided an M5A1 Stuart Light Tank for the event.  As always, the tank was a huge hit.  

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment