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Museum of American Armor to roll out a tank convoy at the American Airpower Museum this Labor Day weekend

Part of annual “Wings, Wheels and Tracks” celebration at Republic’s Airpower Museum

This Labor Day weekend the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport will launch an unprecedented formation flight of historic B-25 Mitchell bombers and WW II escort fighters for a tribute flight over the World Trade Center while a tank convoy from the Museum of American Armor rolls down its taxiways.

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Throughout the upcoming holiday weekend, August 31st through September 2nd, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., historic armor will form a convoy that complements the aircraft on public display at Airpower’s Farmingdale facility along with a squadron of other World War II planes and vintage cars.  Flight experiences will also be available in a B-25 for a donation.

The Museum of American Armor began with a modest display of military vehicles at the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport in 2009 and quickly grew to become one of the most important armor collections on public display in the New York metropolitan area.

The Museum is building a 25,000 square foot facility on the grounds of Old Bethpage Restoration Village this summer.  New additions to its extraordinary collection now include a 40 mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun, a classic Lasalle sedan of the late 1930s used as an Admiral’s staff car, a British Bren Gun carrier, a World War II era airfield fire truck and a British armored car.