The "RAT" (Remote Articulated Vehicle) - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 25.003 W 075° 43.025
18T E 443894 N 5029494
Quick Description: The "RAT" (Remote Articulated Vehicle) acquired from Canadair of Cartierville, Quebec, in 1959, is located in the Lebreton Gallery of the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/11/2019 7:20:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM10QJE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
From an information panel on site:

The "RAT"

The Remote Articulated Vehicle, or "RAT", was one of several experimental oversnow vehicles developed for the Canadian Forces to enhance mobility in the North in both winter and summer conditions.

The Canadian military acquired 24 RATs from Canadair of Cartierville, Quebec, in 1959. This version could be dropped from an aircraft. It could carry 270 kilograms of cargo, and tow infantry sleds in norther operations. The Black Watch of Canada used RATs during the 1966 Operation Mobile Express in Norway, part of Canada's preparations to rapidly deploy forces to defend NATO's northern flank with seven days.

The RATs - Canadian War Museum Website: (visit link)

Museum Guide: (visit link)
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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