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.