Aberdeen Proving Ground 100th anniversary movie

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Aberdeen Proving Ground 100th anniversary movie

Post by YLG80 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:30 am

I hope it will not be a double topic in the forum.
This is a nice film made for the APG 100th anniversary (2017).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JpErzIaT9w
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Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:28 am

Wow, that was cool, Yves. H ave they a museum on here, the reason i ask is that it is rumoured that Hitlers Mercedes is in there, im curious and would like this verified. :D

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Post by Joe Gopan » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:00 am

I am proud to have played a small part in Aberdeen Proving Ground history.
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Post by YLG80 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:04 am

Mark Jesic wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:28 am
Wow, that was cool, Yves. H ave they a museum on here, the reason i ask is that it is rumoured that Hitlers Mercedes is in there, i'm curious and would like this verified. :D
No, that car used to be in APG during about 10 years, but was sold to a Canadian business man and after donated to a museum in Quebec as a compensation for unpaid taxes :D .
That car was recently for sale in a public sale but the minimum bid was not reached, hem it was supposed to be more than 7.000.000 USD ...

Funny to know that this car was using 60 liters per hundred km.
That means:
3.9 MPG (US)
4.7 MPG Imperial
1.6 km per liter :shock:
Crazy for a country that had to produce synthetic gas from coal :)!
I'm so happy with my "Convertible Jeep" gas consumption :)!
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Post by Mark Jesic » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:47 am

Brilliant information Yves, that is so interesting, i dont think Hitler paid for his own fuel . :D


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Post by twinflyer17 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:12 am

This is really cool and makes me proud to be an Aberdeen, MD resident. Hoping in time to get a job at APG, too :wink:
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Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground 100th anniversary movie

Post by mav1942 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:27 am

Sadly the Ordnance museum is no longer on APG. It was moved to Ft Lee a couple of years ago.
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Post by Steve Webb » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:09 pm

My wife is from Vienna Va and she remembers the family would go up and see demonstrations at the grounds like a family day out. We just converted some home movies and put them on DVD and some from Aberdeen are on it.
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