Goliath Demolition Vehicle - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This Goliath Demolition Vehicle is on permanent display inside the Lebreton Gallery of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The Goliath is a remote-controlled mine developed by the Germans during the Second World War.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/9/2018 6:47:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMYQ5N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
Text of the plaque:

Goliath Demolition Vehicle

This is a remote-controlled mine developed by the Germans during the Second World War.

German engineers used the Goliath in the Soviet Union, Italy and Northwest Europe to destroy fortifications and clear minefields. This version, propelled by a gasoline engine, carried 75 kilograms of explosives. The operator controlled it via a cable trailing from the vehicle. Both the vehicle and its controlled cable were vulnerable to enemy fire. Germany built more than 7,500 Goliaths during the Second World War.

Goliath tracked mine: (visit link)
Location restrictions:
Museum Hours: June 30 to September 3, 2018 Monday to Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. September 4, 2018 to March 31, 2019 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: Adult $17 Senior $15 Student $13 Child (3-12) $11 Family (6 Pers. – Max 2 Adults) $43 Free Thursdays 5 to 8pm


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