WELCOME TO THE 16th ARMOR MUSEUM
When fully funded and operational, FRAG’s new indoor museum facility will include:
1. Multiple 1/16th scale battlefields featuring games for player participation and public enjoyment, covering the:
A. WWII Period:
Afrika Korps desert warfare
Omaha beach invasions
Normandy hedge row and village battles
Battle of the Bulge winter warfare
Italian Mountain Battles
B. Korean Period:
Mountainous & open field battles
C. Modern Period:
Iraqi/Kuwaiti desert warfare
Our overall goal will be to provide battle themes that permit operations of the many historic eras for which 1/16th scale tank models are now available in the marketplace. This will permit modelers of all periods and interests to have a field upon which to demonstrate their modeling talents and fighting skills.
Battles will be offered in both overhead view and in FPV (where teams will be sequestered in separate rooms equipped with workstation monitors and headphones to coordinate attacks and defenses.
2. To meet the needs of our other RC brethren, the Museum will also provide areas for:
RC Crawler Clubs to climb rock mountains
RC Boat Clubs for naval battles
RC Dune Buggy Clubs
RC Race Courses
RC Truck driving areas
3. Museum Exhibition Rooms which will showcase the 40 year history of 1/16th scale military model production, and the companies and individuals who have contributed to the growth of the hobby.
4. Research Library for both local and internet users featuring:
A. 500 vol. WWII book collection
B. Research for more accurate AFV modeling
C. Research technical features of models
5. Classrooms for teaching and training:
A. Assembly and maintenance of RC tanks
B. Painting and weathering models
C. Building and finishing wood structures
D. Casting, part making and scratch building
E. FPV camera installation and maintenance
F. Radio maintenance and modifications
G. Interpretive History presentations.
FRAG has for many years taken its “modular RC tank display” to elementary schools as a means of educating both the student and the visiting parent about US military history. Many of these parents are US Veterans and have been honored during these events. With the new museum facility, more school classes will be reached and be able to tour our fully built battlefields to learn about military history and the sacrifices or our Veterans.
6. Workshop Areas:
A. Painting Booth
B. Woodworking shop
C. Metal shop
D. 3D Printing shop
E. Resin casting shop
7. Upper level gallery viewing of the battlefields by the public, with OH mounted TV screens showing low level action, and announcer commentary to explain how and why military maneuvers unfold.
8. Private club rooms for local and visiting clubs.
It is FRAG’s fervent hope that its battlefields will be used for Regional, National and possibly International Battleday events.
9. Concessions, private meeting spaces and a US Veteran’s Club room where they can fellowship together.
PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY TODAY
FRAG’s MISSION STATEMENT:
To provide museum quality exhibits for public education, especially with youngsters, about the sacrifices made by American Veterans from WWII to the present.
To foster camaraderie between organization members, Veterans and the general public by sharing Interpretive History* about WWII and other American conflicts, military tactics & strategy, and miniature modeling techniques.
To sponsor activities and events which bring honor and respect to American Veterans.
To expand National awareness of FRAG, build public attendance, expand the organization, and growth of the hobby.