RG-31 Nyala Armoured Personnel Carrier - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: This RG-31 Nyala Armoured Personnel Carrier is located inside the Lebreton Gallery of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/11/2019 5:39:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM10QJ4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
From an information panel on site:

RG-31 Nyala Armoured Personnel Carrier

The Canadian government purchased the RG-31 Nyala in 2005 to counter the improvised explosive device (IED) threat to Canadian soldiers on vehicle patrol in Afghanistan.

Originally of South-African design, Canada's RG-31 fleet was procured from General Dynamics Land Systems Canada. The Nyala's armoured crew compartment's high ground clearance and V-shaped hull deflect the force of an IED blast, helping protect the soldiers within. The design was initially successful, and the Taliban later introduced larger and more devastating IED's to attack the Nyala and other mine resistant vehicle.

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Location restrictions:
Museum Hours and Fees: 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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