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Tanks being moved to war museum

Police on Thursday briefly closed Vyronos Avenue in Nicosia as the National Guard unloaded old armour the outfit had used over the years as part of a decision to found a war museum.

The fleet includes a Russian-made T-34 (on the left in photo), the National Guard’s main battle tank that saw action during the 1974 Turkish invasion, and US-made M-47 captured from the Turkish army.

A Marmon-Herrington (pictured) will also be on display, as well as a track-propelled armoured vehicle fabricated during the intercommunal strife in the 60s.

The armour will be displayed outside along with artillery pieces and other exhibits.

The decision to create a war museum was taken by the cabinet in August last year.

 

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