The Armored Corps Museum in Latrun is a huge complex serving multiple purposes. First and foremost, it is a memorial to the 4,965 soldiers of the Israeli Armored Corps who have fallen in combat. There is a Wall of Names and exhibitions which highlight these brave soldiers’ lives.
Known as one of the most diverse and interesting tank museums in the world, any military enthusiast will be riveted by the collection of more than 150 tanks on display. The tanks are Israeli, American, British, French, German and Soviet made.
The only monument of its kind, The Allied Forces Monument is on display here. The monument is dedicated to all the armies who fought against the Nazi regime during World War II. The monument consists of 3 tanks: American, British and Russian, as well as flags of all the nations who were against Germany.
The museum has a spectacular lookout onto Latrun’s battle fields. From Joshua in the 13th Century BC until the Yom Kippur War in 1973, Latrun has been no stranger to bloodshed.
Visiting the Armored Corps Museum is an excellent way to step back in time and understand Israel’s military history.