Rangada Defence Museum is also known as Cavalry Tank Museum. This is a military museum in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra State. The Rangada Museum was established by the Armored Corps Centre and School in February 1994. It is even being recognized as one-of-a-kind Museums in Asia.
Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra, India.
The Rangada Museum/The Cavalry Tank Museum was built in 1994. It was officially inaugurated by then Army Chief (Late) Gen B.C.Joshi. It is a one-of-a-kind Museum founded by the Armored Corps Centre and School due to its distinctiveness. The premises of this Cavalry Tank Museum has provided an open platform for a lot of Army Tanks and one can observe those tanks.
The Museum even explores about 50 exhibits of Vintage Armoured Fighting Vehicles. It is quite interesting to observe the facility of the Tank Driving Simulator which is used to train tank drivers, located inside the premises of the museum. The simulator is employed for the purpose of mimicking the roll, pitch and yaw of tanks driven over all kinds of grounds.
One can get thorough information about each tank located in the museum with the help of descriptive boards.
This museum is enriched with a wide collection such as Rolls Royce Armoured Car, British Matilda Infantry Tank, Centurion Mk2 Tank, Valentine Tank, Archer Tank Destroyer, Two Churchill Mk 7 Infantry Tanks, Imperial Japanese Types 95 (Ha-go) Light Tank, Type 97 (Chi-ha) Medium Tank, Nazi Germany’s Schwerer Panzerspahwagen Lightweight Armoured Car, India’s Vijayanta Tank, AMX-13 Light Tank, PT-76 Light Tank, Canadian Sexton Tank, US M3 Stuart Tank, M22 Locust Light Tank, M3 Medium Tank, M41 Walker Bulldog Lingt Tank, M47 Patton Tank, Chaffee Light Tank.
We can even see a Nazi Germany Anti Aircraft/ Armour Field Gun on the premises of the Museum.
The tanks which served in World War II are located in the Museum and have achieved a prominent place of attraction.
The museum is in the city of Ahmednagar itself, which is a district place in Maharashtra.
The average annual temperature in the region is 24.1 degrees Celsius.
Winters are extreme in this region, and the temperature goes as low as 12 degrees Celsius.
The sun is very harsh during summers. The region gets more rain during summer than winters. The temperature during summer goes above 30 degrees Celsius.
The average annual rainfall is around 1134 mm.
Things to do
One can view the vast collection of tanks that are showcased in the museum.
Nearest tourist places
● Ahmednagar Fort (4.3 KM)
● Amruteshwar Temple (4.4 KM)
● Salabat Khan Tomb/ Chandbibi's Mahel (14.6 KM)
● Vambori Ghat Waterfalls (22.6 KM)
● Queens Bath Fort (23.1 KM)
● Mandohol Dam (58.4 KM)
● Narayangad Fort (90.5 KM)
Special food speciality and hotel
Maharashtrian Cuisine is available in nearby restaurants.
Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station
Various accommodation facilities are available near to this Museum.
Omkar hospital (2.2 KM)
Nagar Taluka Police Station (5.8 KM)
Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit
● Opens at 9:00 A.M. and closes at 5:00 P.M.
● The museum is closed on Monday.
● Parking facilities are available.
Language spoken in area
English, Hindi, Marathi.