TANK SHELTER TO ARMOUR MUSEUM
During the defensive actions of our independence, they saved us. Now it is our turn to save them.
On the exhibition slope of the Parola Armour Museum has amassed an impressive and unique collection of tanks that have used during the wars in Finland in 1939-1945. The ravages of time has corrupted the tanks significantly. So that this important part of the armoured troops’ history can be stored for future generations, they are to get shelter from an impact on the weather.
It would be dishonourable to let these pillars of their time fall into decay representing technical way-making and also characterized as a wizardry of a defensive victory during the wars.
We need a mutual will once again!
Tank shelter in focus of crowdfunding
The Parola Armour Museum’s mission is to maintain and assemble the history of Finnish armoured and anti-tank troops. This requires collecting the history and artifacts, recording, researching and restoration. One of the tasks is a display to the public and publishing activities of the branch. The Parola Armour Museum Foundation that is a non-profit community fulfills this mission.
The funding of the current Parola Armour Museum only allows for a continuation of current activities, but does not stand up building a weather shelter for the exhibits. The collection is as valuable financially as gauged with instruments that are more important. It consists of unique tanks in the world last of its kind on display, without mentioning their history – bound up with our war veterans’ sacrifices and heroic acts.
The overall budget of building two shelters is 400 000 euros. The share of the crowfunding campaign is set to be 200 000 €. The minumum fulfillment of the crowdfunding campaign’s 60 000 € enables to start the building of lighted weather shelters. The shelters make a comfort of the museum visitors better; enable year-round opening hours of the outdoor exhibition and a preservation of a unique tank history for future generations.
The maintenance of the war veterans’ heritage is important!
The crowdfunding steps:
The minumum fulfillment of the crowdfunding campaign’s 60 000 € enables to start the building of weather shelters.
Minimum target 60 000 €:
With that money, we can finalise the earthmoving and groundwork of the first tank shelter with a completed of 20 meters part of the building.
Milestone 120 000 €:
40 meters of the firs tank shelter ready built.
The goal of the crowfunding campaign 200 000€:
First (lower) tank shelter fully built and ready.
The funding of the upper shelter has been planned to be collected through charity concert, direct donations, material donations and through other possible supports to the Armour Museum.
We have built several different funding packages. Easy on the pocket -ones has been named by the names of the specific tanks which are to get shelter.
Hope you find our mission important and join the group of patrons by choosing the most suitable package from the list. You can get to know a little more of the specific tanks through the links from our campaign website:
STU 40: https://youtu.be/Ego43bt9Ao4
Tank Commander: https://youtu.be/aAt9W_gop8Y
The premium funding packages are named by the names of the famous finnish tank battles. You can get to know a little more of the battles through the following links:
Join us a a funder: together we can enable the building of the tank shelters!
1936年から1945年に行われた冬戦争と継続戦争で活躍した 個性豊かな戦車達が展示されています。 しかし時間の経過とともに装甲など戦車の様々なところが激しく痛 んでいます。次の世代の為にも、 この歴史的価値のある戦車たちを、屋外での劣化から守るため” タンクシェルター”を建設が急務となっています。