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Aberdeen Proving Ground 100th anniversary movie

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:30 am
by YLG80
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

Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground 100th anniversary movie

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:28 am
by Mark Jesic
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

Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground 100th anniversary movie

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:00 am
by Joe Gopan
I am proud to have played a small part in Aberdeen Proving Ground history.

Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground 100th anniversary movie

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:04 am
by YLG80
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 :)!
Yves

Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground 100th anniversary movie

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:47 am
by Mark Jesic
Brilliant information Yves, that is so interesting, i dont think Hitler paid for his own fuel . :D

Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground 100th anniversary movie

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:12 am
by twinflyer17
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:

Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground 100th anniversary movie

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:27 am
by mav1942
Sadly the Ordnance museum is no longer on APG. It was moved to Ft Lee a couple of years ago.

Re: Aberdeen Proving Ground 100th anniversary movie

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:09 pm
by Steve Webb
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.