Tanks have played an important role in the history of the state of Israel. Fortunately, this history has been preserved in Israel at the Armored Corps Memorial Site and Museum at Latrun (Yad La-Shiryon.) The Museum was founded in 1982 and includes 110 tanks and armored vehicles displayed outdoors. The heart of the collection are Israeli vehicles and vehicles captured during Israels various wars, although the museum has also purchased other foreign vehicles in order to diversify the collection. The most famous sight associated with the location is an M4 Sherman tank on top of what used to be a water tank. This “Tank on a Tower” serves as the logo for the museum.
For those interested in viewing the vehicles located at Latrnn, there are several galleries and videos available online by people that have visited.
Official Armored Corps Memorial Site and Museum website – This site has pictures and description of the various vehicles although the images are quite small and the site is in Hebrew.
Ernest Zaslavsky Flickr Album – This is an excellent photo album of the Latrun collection. 129 photos total.
Alexei Balaganski photo gallery – This gallery contains 29 high quality images of the Latrun collection.
Tom’s Picasa Album – A gallery primarily of the foreign vehicles at Latrun with close up shots of the display plaques.
Latrun Armored Corps Tank Museum
Yad La’Shiryon/Latrun tank museum slideshow
Israeli Armored Corps Memorial, Museum Latrun/Yad La’Shiryon