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Museum of Aviation adds military vehicles

The Museum of Aviation is famous for flight, but what about driving?

Wednesday morning, the museum welcomed in two veteran vehicles to their collection.

The Cougar MRAP is designed to protect its occupants from explosions.

The one in the museum was used by Air Force personnel and was hit by an IED in January 2014.

The blast blew off a tire, but no one was injured and the MRAP was repaired.

The museum also cut the ribbon on an M35 cargo truck.

Also known as the "deuce and a half" because it could haul 2.5 tons, the museum's M35 has been used by the 5th Mob at Robins for 25 years.

Master Sergeant Casey Hylton works in vehicle maintenance for the 5th Mob and calls the M35 a military workhorse.

He's happy something he worked on will be housed permanently at the museum.

"Love the thought of it. For once, it actually brings our career to the light of the fight, if you will," says MSgt Hylton. "Vehicles did play a major role in it, not just air power or ground troops or anything like that, vehicles were a major role as well."

You can check out the M-35 in Hangar One and the Cougar MRAP is in the Century of Flight Hangar.


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