PHOTOS: First-of-its-kind Royal Tank Museum opens in Amman

Jordan

Published: 2018-01-29 17:34

Last Updated: 2018-01-29 18:14


King opened the museum and expressed happiness to meet Army retirees. (RHC)
King opened the museum and expressed happiness to meet Army retirees. (RHC)
Roya News Source

Royal Tank Museum opened on Monday in Amman, at King Abdullah Gardens at Al-Mgabaleen area.

It showcases 110 armoured fighting vehicles, a large collection that has played a key role in the heroic battles fought by the Jordanian Armed Forces and Kingdom's (JAF), Petra News Agency reported.

The first-of-its-kind in the region displays defunct military vehicles and tanks granted to Jordan within the framework of military exchange program.

It offers visitors a unique entertainment experience with advanced audio-visual technologies.

King Abdullah II opened the museum on Monday accompanied by Prince Faisal Ben Al-Hussein. They inspected the museum's key exhibits, comprising genuine and restored collections displayed to shed light on the history of military vehicles since 1915 with a chronological order of their manufacturing.

The museum’s director briefed their future plans including an installation that will provide job opportunities for the military pensioners.

The King expressed his happiness to meet Army retirees who served in the military units alongside with him.

The Royal Tank Museum, established upon a Royal decree in 2007, aims to display the JAF's select tanks and vehicles, along with equipment from the world military heritage.

 

 

 

 

 

** Images were taken from the Royal Hashemite Court Facebook Page