Great Eastern Ramp (Specialist Tank) - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: The Great Eastern Ramp, also known as a Specialist Tank, is located in the Lebreton Gallery of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, Ontario
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/8/2019 4:03:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM10PZ9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Inscription on an information panel on site:

Great Easter Ramp

This is a rare specialized engineering tank developed during the Second World War to help vehicles drive over barriers such as walls. This vehicle is one of 10 Churchill tanks converted by the Royal Engineers to become engineering assault vehicles. Named the Great Eastern Ramp, the tank was designed to deploy a heavy roadway that would allow other vehicles to drive over obstacles. This example was one of two Great Eastern Ramps sent to Canada for further testing in 1946. In 1972, the Canadian War Museum purchased this vehicle from a scrapyard in Kemptville, Ontario.

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Location restrictions:
April 29 to September 2, 2019 Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours subject to change. Statutory holidays falling within this period follow the above hours of operation. September 3, 2019 to March 31, 2020 Monday to Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees: Adults $17 - Seniors $15 and students $13 Free on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parking on the street in proximity to the museum as well as on the grounds of the museum is available for a fee. A parking garage is also available on site.

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