FULL-RUENTHAL SWISS MILITARY MUSEUM, SWITZERLAND

Full-Ruenthal Swiss Military Museum in Switzerland, about 50 km North-West of Zurich is open since 2004 and exhibits a large collection of off-road Swiss and foreign military vehicles, armored or not, but also a lot of defense equipment.
The museum, located in Full, in two buildings of 10,000 m², of which one over 5 floors, in the old industrial area of this town, is located next to the Leibstadt nuclear power plant. It is managed by "Swiss Military and Fortress Museum Association" of Full-Reuenthal. This association manages also since 1989 the Fortress of Ruenthal, 2 km of Full, dating from WWII.

http://www.militaer-museum.ch/xml_1/internet/de/application/f35.cfm

Pictures, royalty free, were taken by J.M. Maclou, unless otherwise stated, at the Museum of Full on 24 April 2015

 2015 04 24 095a steyr puch haflinger

Steyr-Puch Haflinger, from Austria, built between 1959 and 1974. Independent suspension, portal axels with hub reduction, lockable differentials, high ground clearance. Swiss Army bought 3200 of them from 1961 to 1969. 0.4 t payload, 22 hp.

2015 04 24 136a v mowag t1 4x4 truck

Mowag T1 4x4 Truck

 3 2015 04 24 183a mowag t1 4x4 truck

 Mowag T1 4x4 Truck

 4 mowag t1 4x4 truck

 Mowag T1 4x4 Truck, from Switzerland, was built at more than 1600 units from 1953 to 1995 in 7 versions, 3500 kg, Dodge engine 103 hp, 77 km/h.

 7 2015 04 24 048a overview of a part of the museum

 Overview of a part of the museum

 8 2015 04 24 082a de havilland dh 100 vampire mk vi9 2015 04 24 165a de havilland dh 100 vampire mk vi

 De Havilland DH 100 Vampire Mk. VI

 10 2015 04 24 134a overview

 Overview

 11 2015 04 24 192a mowag piranha 8x8

 Mowag Piranha 8x8 school driving infantry combat vehicle

11b mowag 10x10 school driving armored car

Mowag 10x10 Piranha IIIC school driving armored car, 1994, to be used as heavy weapon carrier. A small number was built for Sweden. This model was the prototype. 18 t, 100 km/h.

11d mowag shark 8x8 armored personal carrier

Mowag Shark 8x8 APC rmored Personal Carrier prototype built at 3 units in 1981 in Switzerland. 21 t, 530 hp, 100 km/h. Steering on 1st and 4th axles.

 

11e james boydell wheels on krupp gun 1882

James Boydell wheels on Krupp 12 mm Gun, Essen, 1882, also called 'Dreadnought wheel' or 'Pedrial wheel'. See : http://www.unusuallocomotion.com/pages/locomotion/changes-around-the-track-i-off-road-locomotion.html

12 2015 04 24 210a steyr 680 berna 2vm trucks
Steyr 680, Berna 2VM trucks. Steyr was produced in Austria and in Greece between 1960 and 1984. Middle and right, two Berna 2VM trucks produced at 1600 units between 1964 and 1976 in Switzerland. Berna was bought by Saurer in 1929. 7.1 t, 135 hp, payload 4.9 t, 75 km/h.
13 2015 04 24 216a berna 2vm truck

Berna 2VM truck

14 2015 04 24 221a steyr 680 berna 2vm trucks

Steyr 680, Berna 2VM trucks

 16 rotinoff super atlantic ballast tractor 6x4

Rotinoff Super Atlantic ballast tractor 6x4 built by British company Rotinoff Motors Ltd. Swiss Army bought 10 of them in 1958 to pull Scheuerle trailers of 50 tons capacity (Centurion tank) with a total weight of 104 t. 333 hp, 64 km/h. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotinoff_Super_Atlantic

 15 2015 04 24 230a rotinoff super atlantic ballast tractor 6x4

 Rotinoff Super Atlantic ballast tractor 6x4

 16a scheuerle trailor and centurion tank

 Scheuerle trailer and Centurion tank

 16a 2015 04 24 233a dnepr mw 750 side car

Dnepr MW 750 M (and MW 750) side-car for Red Army. The two rear wheels were driven so this side-car had a rather good off-road capacity. Produced from 1964 to 1976. 26 hp, mass 318 kg, 90 km/h.

 16c 2015 04 24 238a luaz 967 m and dnepr mw 750 side car

 LuAZ 967 M and Dnepr MW 750 side-car

 17 2015 04 24 352a overview

 Overview

 18 2015 04 24 354a luaz 4x4

 LuAZ 4x4

 19 2015 04 24 355a dnepr side car

 Dnepr side-car

 

19a 2015 04 24 351a side car dnepr and luaz behind t34 and soft skin vehicles

Side-car Dnepr and LuAZ behind T34.

20 2015 04 24 356a luaz 967 m amphibious 4x4

LUAZ 967 M Amphibious 4x4

16b 2015 04 24 234a luaz 967 m amphibious 4x4

LUAZ 967 M Amphibious 4x4

21 2015 04 24 357a luaz 967 m amphibious 4x4

LUAZ 967 M Amphibious 4x4

22 2015 04 24 231a renault ue carden lyod weasel m3 stuart

Renault UE, Carden Lloyd, Weasel, M3 Stuart, L to R.

23 2015 04 24 249a trabbant and uaz cars

Trabant and UAZ cars, R to L.

24 2015 04 24 345a gaz 69 uaz trabant

Gaz 69, UAZ, Trabant L to R

25 2015 04 24 344a renault ue chenillette

Renault UE Chenillette Model 1931, was produced in France between 1932 and 1940 at 5 168 units. 38 hp, 34 km/h, consumption 45L/100.

26 2015 04 24 346a renault ue chenillette

Renault UE Chenillette

27 2015 04 24 353a weasel

Weasel

28 2015 04 24 331a vw kubelwagen typ 82

VW Kübelwagen Type 82 4x2, produced by Porsche between 1940 and 1945 at 50788 units. Payload 400 kg, 23.5 hp, 80 km/h, consumption 9.5 l/100.

29 2015 04 24 343a kettenkrad goliat schwimwagen sdkfz 251

Kettenkrad, Goliat, Schwimwagen Typ 166, SdKfz 251used by Germany during WWII. The Schwimwagen was built at 14 625 units during WWII. It was 4x4 and amphibious, with a flat bottom. The Kettenkrad SdKfz 2 was built by NSU and Stoewer at 8871 units from 1940 to 1948.  Mass 1235 kg, 72 km/h, 36 hp. For steering, front wheel was used but for tight turns, brakes on tracks went into action automatically.

30 2015 04 24 335a sdkfz 251 half track

SdKfz 251 Half-track used by Germany between 1939 and 1945. Front wheels were not driven.

30a 2015 04 24 241a sdkfz 251 and m3 half tracks

SdKfz 251 and M3 Half-tracks, L to R.

31 2015 04 24 311a gmc 2 5 t and hurlimann tractor

GMC 2.5 t and Hürlimann tractor, L to R.

32 2015 04 24 312a hurlimann d 200 tractor

Hürlimann D 200 tractor

34 2015 04 24 274a m 548 tracked cargo carrier

M 548 Tracked Cargo Carrier, based on M113 armored personnel carrier. It was built by FMC, San Jose, Calif. since 1960 and is always in service. In Switzerland, Model 88 was procured from 1986 to 1988 at about 55 units. Capacity 5 t, 61 km/h, 204 hp.

 34a 2015 04 24 350a overview armored vehicles are very numerous

Overview. Armored vehicles are numerous

 35 2015 04 24 322a armored recovery vehicle 65 88

 Armored recovery vehicle 65!88

 36 armoured recovery vehicle 65 88

Pz 65!88 Armored Recovery Vehicle from : http://www.armyrecognition.com/europe/Suisse/vehicules_lourds/Pz_68/Pz65_Bergpanzer/Pz65_88_BergPanzer_Suisse_description.htm

 

37 bridgelaying tank 68 88

Bridge laying tank 68!88

38 2015 04 24 276a ward lafrance gmc saurer 2 cm

Ward LaFrance mobile crane Model 1000 10 t 6x6, from 1943. The Swiss Army acquired them in 1945-46. 133 hp, 60 km/h, consumption 135L/100, Gar Wood crane GMC 2.5 t, Saurer 2 CM, L to R.

 39 2015 04 24 310a saurer 2 cm 1949

Saurer 2 CM, 222 built from 1949, built by two other brands under their own names : FBW AX / Berna 2. 4x4, 3.5 t, 72 hp, 54 km/h,

 40a saurer 8x8 3 5 t all terrain truck 1944

Saurer M8 8x8 3.5 t all terrain truck, 1944. 100 hp, 60 km/h, consumption 45 l/100, 2 + 20 men.

 41 2015 04 24 293a henschel fbw saurer oshkosh

From R to L : Henschel HS-14 HA-CH 8.2 t 6x6, Germany, bought at 632 units between 1964 and 1971. FBW Type 80-N dump truck, built from 1976 to 1990. Saurer D 330 N dump truck, Oshkosh M911 tank transporter, Wisconsin, 1977, 1200 vehicles built in USA.

 42a 2015 04 24 309a berna steyr saurer

Berna, Steyr, Saurer, R to L

 43 2015 04 24 306a saurer 6dm 4x4 6 t 1982

 Saurer 6DM 4x4, 6 t, 1982.

 42 2015 04 24 300a berna steyr saurer

 Berna, Steyr, Saurer, R to L

 44 2015 04 24 308a jeeo cj 5 4x4

 Jeep CJ-5 4x4

45 oshkosh m911

Oshkosh M911 tank transporter tractor built in Wisconsin at 1200 units from 1977. Some vehicles are still in use today.

 

46 2015 04 24 359a schneefrase peter snow plow and komatsu bull dozer

Schneefräse Peter snow plow and Komatsu bull-dozer

48 peter snow plow 2

Peter Snow Plow (Schneefräse Peter) BER 1943, one was send in Norway at Geiranger on 1950 to 1968 for clearing road over Oppland and up to Dalsnibba. This one probably stayed in Switzerland. Manufacturer was : Ing. Alfr. Schmidt St. Blasien, Schwarzwald, Germany, assembled by Konrad Peter Company in Switzerland. 12500 kg, 2 Ford engines, Caterpillar chassis. https://www.flickr.com/photos/askjellr/7397660682/

49 peter snow plough

Peter Snow Plow from Switzerland used at Geiranger, Norway, from : http://www-staff.it.uts.edu.au/~jenny/photos/Inland-Norway/slides/snow%20plough%20Peter%20Geiranger%20Norway.html

50 komatsu bull dozer

Komatsu bulldozer

51 buildings of the museum

Buildings of the museum

 

 

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