Visiting Uncle Sam: an abandoned hangar with military equipment

Today we will talk about one very interesting abandoned hangar, in which we found an incredible amount of various old equipment: from carriages and retro cars to tanks, howitzers and submarines! Everything that is here has been abandoned for a long time, therefore, on almost every item in the hangar, you can find either a thick layer of rust, or dust / crumbling brickwork, or both.

We warn you! Lovers of old technology should be careful when opening this post. There is a high probability of indignation, how all this could have been abandoned.

Not far from one well-known (thanks to cinema) town in Belgium, there is a hangar, which is inconspicuous at first glance. Among many other similar port hangars, this one differed only in two features: firstly, on its facade, large inscriptions were placed either the name of the owner, or some specific name, the meaning of which we could not understand, and secondly, both entrances to the hangar were partitioned off with monolithic concrete slabs. What for? It's simple. So that nothing is stolen.

While a common man would look at this hangar and not ask any questions, the four adventurers, like nimble mice, found a place where the brickwork literally crumbled at the touch and quickly built a "hole" for themselves.

The result was not long in coming. The first thing that the heroes of our story saw was a bunch of shell casings, randomly placed on the floor. All casings were blank. In some there was a real all-metal bullet, in some - a wooden dummy, and some were completely empty. And, yes: there is a passenger car in the background.

"Guys ... There are a lot of shells ..." - the first mouse that got inside muttered uncertainly towards the "hole". The answer came almost instantly: “Come on ?! I'm climbing! "

There was already something more interesting in the box next to it.

The shells and shells are, of course, cool, but after walking a little deeper into the hangar, a surprise awaited us: it was literally stuffed with various military equipment. And it was so tight that in some places it was impossible to get through - it was necessary to peel off. Hence, by the way, the name: "Uncle Sam's Hangar."

Well. Since we are lucky to be here, let's take a walk through the hangar and take a closer look at what is of interest here. Under the scrutiny of Uncle Sam's mannequins, we begin to carefully examine the hangar.

The first thing we come across is such a wooden boat on a trailer.

Then - the German truck Krupp Protze (produced in 1934 - 1941):

Truck of the Canadian military model Canadian Military Pattern (CMP) Chevrolet C8A (4 × 4) (produced in 1940 - 1945):

A small truck, which unfortunately could not be identified:

Service Renault of one of the French organizations:

A 1920s vintage American Union Street Railway tram carriage, apparently restored:

French military truck Citroen Type U45 (produced in 1934 - 1954):

British Morris C8 used for towing field artillery products (produced in 1939-1945):

Another Morris C8, but with a different modification:

Various vehicles that could not be identified:

Military truck body and tank:

German light army truck Phänomen Granit 25, in this modification - ambulance (produced in 1931 - 1941):

German passenger car Einheits-PKW (produced in 1936 - 1943):

French subcompact Peugeot 202 (produced in 1938-1948):

An Italian car of the OM brand, the model of which could not be determined:

German military Adler 3GD (Gelendewagen Diplomat) with an apparently altered hood (produced in 1936 - 1940):

British six-wheeled Morris CDSW (6 × 4), used for towing field artillery products (produced in 1938 - 1944):

A miniature steam locomotive, apparently from the city railroad:

Small warehouse of machine parts:

A six-wheeled buggy on top of a strange armored structure:

Behind another bend, you wonder what else you can find here. For example, a submarine:

Reducers for a helicopter (God, why are they here? From such a variety, the brain boils.

We go further: in this corner the field artillery is located:


Some more different field artillery:

All sorts of details on the shelves, everything is neat, the racks are numbered:

A caterpillar from a tank and ... a concrete tank?

Here is such a small two-seater car! The modern mini-cooper nervously smokes on the sidelines. From a certain angle, this car is somewhat reminiscent of a fish:

Now let's get to the fun part! The corner of the workshop where the tanks are located:

The tanks are located exactly at the opposite end of the hangar from the place where we climbed inside. I think if we climbed from the side of the tanks, we would go nuts even more than from shells!

There are so many tanks that they do not fit in two planes, you have to put on top of each other:

Some parts of the body also come across. Everything is rusted.

Of the armored vehicles, the only thing that has survived in good condition is this something:

Finally, we take another glance in the direction of the workshop, how it all looks from a height:

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