T-72 - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This T-72 Russian tank is on permanent display in Gallery 4 of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario. The T-72 is a Soviet second-generation main battle tank that entered production in 1971. About 20,000 T-72 tanks were built.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/13/2018 8:27:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMYQWM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
"The Warsaw Pact based its military planning for a war with NATO on a rapid offensive. Columns of heavy tanks, such as this T-72, along with tactical nuclear weapons, air power, and saboteurs and commandos, would quickly punch through the defences, defeating NATO before US-based forces or European reserve units could be brought into the fight. The Canadian Forces acquired this T-72 in 1992, one of eight acquired from the former East Germany for use as a practice target for weapons testing."

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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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