Today a Sherman Firefly Turret will arrive at the Kazematten Museum in Kornwerderzand. In January 2023, a 105 mm Sherman turret was collected from the Kazematten museum with the aim of replacing it with a genuine Sherman Firefly turret. The whole is made possible by BAIV in Nederweert. BAIV is a world-leading organization for the restoration of military cultural heritage. In recent months an elaborate restoration has been achieved in BAIV’s workshop to restore the Firefly turret and make it suitable for exhibition at the Kazematten museum. The same day the Sherman Firefly turret will be placed back on the location where the 105mm Sherman turret once was located. The Sherman Firefly turret weighs approximately 7 tons, but due to its specific location, the use of a 200-ton telescopic crane is necessary. This fulfills a long-cherished wish of the Kazematten Museum.
Come and keep the history alive!
On June 6, 1944, over 200.000 American and Allied soldiers arrived at Normandy by air and sea, initiating the liberation of Western Europe with the support of thousands of aircraft.
Every year, we pause to remember this date. At D-Day Conneaut, they recreate a realistic reenactment of the invasion, keeping the event alive. In doing so, we honor all the soldiers, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.
Tracks and Trade, together with BAIV will be there! During this event we will give you a sneak preview at some of the unique lots that will be auctioned on US veterans day (11-11-2023).
In addition, BAIV events is proud to launch its overwhelming program of its D-Day Experience that will take place from May 30 to June 8, 2024. During the event we can give you all ins-and-outs and you can pre-register yourself.
𝐇𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲, 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐃-𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟏𝟕-𝟏𝟖 𝐨𝐫 𝟏𝟗.
Militracks 2023: See some beautiful pieces
Tracks and Trade and BAIV will be at Militracks 2023. An ideal opportunity to talk to us about, for instance the realization of your ultimate dream, the improvement of your collection or to plan to sell your vehicle. We can assist you in all areas.
So, during this event there is plenty of time to talk to us about all of this and if you want even more.
We also take a few special pieces with us, such as:
- A unique barn find; 1936 unrestored Turret PzKpfw I Ausf.A Nr. 1180:
A collector’s dream: absolutely unique recent discovery in Greece and in original untouched condition. This turret comes with verified history. The Panzer where it 1 was used during the Balkan campaign. After being knocked out this turret was utilized by the German Army as a ‘Panzerstellung’ fortification.
- A Rheinmetall designed Russian made M31 76mm AA gun which was the basis of the Russian air defense in the early years of WWII. Interesting detail; This unit was captured by the German Army during Operation Barbarossa, and used for home defense purposes. Later, 114 of these ended up in Finland where it was used for the coastal defense purposes in the post war period.
- And some more……
Come to see us at Militracks and visit us on either Saturday or Sunday at booth 136.
We look forward to welcoming you!