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AH-1S Cobra Attack Helicopter

AH-1S Cobra Attack Helicopter

The Bell Ah-1S Cobra was used primarily for close air support of ground troops and also as an attack helicopter against armored formations. Highly maneuverable, heavily armed, the Cobra was well designed for its mission.

Bell H-13D Helicopter

Bell H-13D Helicopter

Korean War Medevac Helicopter

The H-13 was the Army's version of the highly successful Model 47 light utility helicopter. It was used for a multitude of missions during its years of service, but it's best-known mission was the swift evacuation of casualties from the battlefield during the Korean War.

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter

Bell OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter

The Bell OH-58 Kiowa is a family of single-engine, single-rotor, military helicopters used for observation, utility, and direct fire support. Bell Helicopter manufactured the OH-58 for the United States Army based on its Model 206A JetRanger helicopter. The OH-58 has been in continuous use by the U.S. Army since 1969.

Bell UH-1 “Huey” Helicopter

Bell UH-1 “Huey” Helicopter

This helicopter (63-3794) was flown by Warrant Officer Robert Mason, (author of “Chickenhawk”), and has been restored bearing the markings of the helicopter at that time.e.

M151 MUTT

M151 MUTT

The US Veterans Memorial Museum has examples of all three variants of the M151 Military Utility Tactical Truck (MUTT) manufactured by Ford Motor Company. The vehicle pictured, the M151A1 was used by the Marines in 1967.

M274A2 "Mechanical Mule"

M274A2

The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum's M274 A2 Mechanical Mule was manufactured in 1967 and came from Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow in California. The nomenclature for this vehicle is: “Truck, Platform, Utility, 1/2 ton 4x4” or "Carrier, Light Weapons, Infantry, half ton 4x4”. It is also known as the "Military Mule".

M48 Patton

M48 Patton

The M48 Patton tank saw service from 1953 through the 1990s. They were eventually phased out by the M60 tank which began production in 1961. The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum’s example saw service with the United States Marine Corps in 1958.

Mighty Mite

Mighty Mite

3922 of these lightweight jeeps were produced for the Marine Corps between 1960 and 1963. Designated the M422 these jeeps had an all aluminum body and an air cooled engine which helped keep their weight down to about 1700 pounds.

PBR (Patrol Boat River)

PBR (Patrol Boat River)

The PBR, or Patrol Boat River was used extensively from 1966 through 1971 by the United States in the Vietnam War. Having a very shallow draft and a unique jet drive (Jacuzzi) they were ideal for patrolling rivers in Vietnam in an attempt to disrupt weapons shipments.

SeaBee Bulldozer

SeaBee Bulldozer

The U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum is proud to pay tribute to the men and women of the United States Navy's Construction Battalion, or "Seabees" with our Caterpillar D6. This particular example was produced in 1962 (a Vietnam war era veteran) and was previously on display at Seabee unit NMCB24 near Redstone arsenal until they were the decomissioned.

U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
2060A Airport Road • Huntsville AL 35801
(256) 883-3737
info@memorialmuseum.org