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The Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution or China People's Revolution Military Museum () is a museum located in Haidian District, Beijing, China that displays restored military equipment from the history of the People's Liberation Army, up to and including modern-day machinery. One of the Ten Great Buildings erected in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, construction of the museum began in October 1958 and ended in 1960.

Collections

The museum's four floors include ten halls, the largest of which is the Hall of Weapons. The Hall's extensive holdings of antiquated weaponry showcase domestic and foreign weapons, including blades, small arms, artillery, tanks, armored personnel carriers, anti-air weaponry, jet fighters, rockets and rocket launchers, and cruise missiles. Foreign weapons include Soviet tanks purchased or donated during the 1950s and 1960s, Japanese weaponry captured during the Second Sino-Japanese War, American weaponry captured from the Kuomintang during the Chinese Civil War and from UN forces during the Korean War. In addition, the Hall of Weapons displays equipment from China's space program, such as satellites and a two-seat orbital capsule. With two exceptions, the other halls are largely historical exhibits, combining plaster sculptures, maps, paintings, artifacts, movies, and plaques (in Chinese, with select ones translated into English). The other nine halls include: *The Hall of the Agrarian Revolutionary War: Confrontations between 1927 and 1937 of the Chinese Communist Party and the ruling Kuomintang *The Hall of the War to Resist Japanese Aggression: The 1937-1947 Second Sino-Japanese War *The Hall of the War of Liberation of China: The 1945-1949 period of the Chinese Civil War *The Hall of Ancient Wars: Internal and external wars during the 4,000 years before the Qing Dynasty *The Hall of Modern Wars: Internal and external wars between 1840 and 1949 *The Hall of National Defense and Army Building: Modern military achievements and developments since 1949 *The Hall of the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea: Chinese involvement in the Korean War *The Hall of Presents: Gifts to the Chinese military or state by foreign militaries or states *The Hall of Cheng Yunxian's Sculptural Arts: Plaster reproductions of sculptures of world leaders, historical figures, and scientists by Cheng Yunxian

Gallery

File:Eastwind EQ2050 - 2.jpg|Chinese Dongfeng EQ2050 vehicle File:Machineguns, Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution.jpg|Second Sino-Japanese War Machine guns File:The two cars.JPG|Cars of Zhu De and Mao Zedong File:Chinese nuclear bomb - atom missile A2923.jpg|Chinese first atomic bomb File:Chinese PF98 120 mm rocket launcher.jpg|Chinese PF-98 120 mm rocket launcher File:DF2 in Museum.JPG|A Dongfeng 2 (CSS-1) medium-range balltistic missile File:Type 72 metallic anti-tank mine 1.jpg|A Type 72 metallic anti-tank mine on display at the museum File:ZBD-04 - front right view.jpg|A ZBD-97 IFV vehicle File:Dongfeng 1 at Beijing Military Museum.jpg|A Dongfeng 1 (SS-2) missile seen from the balcony File:Type 95 SPAAG - Beijing Museum 1.jpg|A Type 95 self-propelled anti-aircraft (SPAAG) vehicle File:M-79 Grenade Launcher, Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution.jpg|An American M79 grenade launcher File:PLZ 05 self propelled gun.jpg|A PLZ-05 155mm self-propelled howitzer File:Chinese_KS-1_SAM_mobile_launcher.jpg|A KS-1A mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) launcher vehicle File:BEIJING MILITARY MUSEUM OCT 2012 (8812827650).jpg|The main building of the China People's Revolution Military Museum

See also

* List of museums in China

References

* http://www.china.org.cn/english/kuaixun/73574.htm {{Museums in Beijing Category:Museums established in 1960 Category:Military and war museums in China Category:Museums in Beijing Category:Tank museums Category:National first-grade museums of China Category:Haidian District