Photo by Neil Mishalov: 6 January 2007

Jacques Littlefield passed away on the morning of 7 January 2009. He was 59 years old.

Jacques' Obituary

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I first visited the Littlefield museum on 20 December 2003:


The Jacques Littlefield Military Vehicle Collection

My Second Visit

Portola Valley, California: 6 January 2007

On 20 December 2003, I had the pleasure of visiting Jacques Littlefield's amazing military vehicle collection. I POSTED PICTURES OF MY VISIT on this web site and over the past three years many people have visited the site and viewed the pictures. Realizing that it has been three years since I last visited the museum, I contacted Mr. Littlefield and requested permission to revisit his beautiful ranch located above the village of Portola Valley, high in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He graciously invited me to return to Pony Tracks Ranch, which is his home and also the location of his military vehicle collection. On 6 January 2007 I revisited Pony Tracks Ranch.

When I first visited during December of 2003, Mr. Littlefield and his crew were working on the restoration of a German Panther tank that was extracted from a bog in Poland. That work continues, and Mr. Littlefield told me that he expects that the major part of the restoration will be completed by the end of 2007.

Below are pictures from my 6 January 2007 visit to the Jacques Littlefield military vehicle collection.

Photos taken on 6 January 2007 by Neil Mishalov

Photographs were taken with a Canon 20D camera and a Canon EF-S 17-85mm lens

Images and Text Copyright © Neil Mishalov


Scroll to see a Google Earth satellite photo of Pony Tracks Ranch. =============> The four museum buildings and the vehicle restoration building are identified

Looking Northeast from Pony Tracks Ranch

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I first visited the tank museum on 20 December 2003: HERE ARE ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS


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German Panther tank recovered from a bog in Poland. The tank is undergoing a complete and detailed restoration
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Panther gun Panther turret. Reconstructed to original dimensions
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Mr. Jacques Littlefield with the Panther 12 cylinder gasoline engine block. He is the owner and guiding force behind this incredible military vehicle museum. Mr. Keith Boles, one of a group of talented men that rebuild and restore the vehicles Two Soviet T-34 tanks. The one in the center of the photograph is a 1942 version with a 76mm gun and two hatches in the turret. The one on the left is a 1944 version having a larger turret and a 85mm gun. Thanks to Vasily Zatsepin for correcting some misinformation.
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The 1944 T-34. Photo taken from the top of the 1941 T-34 Rear of the 1941 T-34 Rear of the 1941 T-34
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Rear of the 1944 T-34 Tank engine display Kubelwagen Typ 82. Volkswagen. Germany. 1940
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SdKfz-8. 12 ton Zugkraftwagen German Prime Mover. 1941 Schwimmwagen Typ 166. Volkswagen. Germany. 1940. Amphibious vehicle SdKfz 222 Reconnaissance vehicle. 1936. Germany
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SU-100. 1944. Soviet Union M-103A2 tank. USA. 1960 M-36B2 Tank destroyer 1950. USA
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SS-1b (Scud A) Mobile Missile Launcher. 1955. Soviet Union Rear of SS-1b (Scud A) Mobile Missile Launcher
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The Scud missile Eland Mk9. 90mm gun. 1961. South Africa. Manufactured in France by Panhard Various tracked vehicles
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IS-3M. Joseph Stalin III heavy tank. 1945. Soviet Union. Originally owned by the Egyptian Government Either a T-54 or more likely a T-56. Soviet Union. Thanks to Vasily Zatsepin for the information. M10C (Achilles). 17 Pounder gun. United Kingdom
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Various tracked vehicles KMZ MV750. A Soviet Union motorcycle with sidecar. 750cc flathead motor. Thanks to Stuart Morgan for this information ZSU-23-4 (Shilka) Quad 23mm guns. Radar guided anti-aircraft weapon 1966. Soviet Union
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Driver's compartment. ZSU-23-4 2S1 122mm self propelled howitzer. Soviet manufactured Iraqi tank.1971 Mack NO 7.5 ton prime mover. American. 1944
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Amphibious vehicle. USA Tracked bridge laying vehicle. USA Citroen Kegresse. French. Thanks to Mark Methorst for the identification
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Ford GPW (Jeep) 1944, USA Tank transporter. USA Tank transporter. USA
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BTR-40 Armored Personnel Carrier. Soviet Union.1969. Captured by the Israeli Defense Forces The Littlefield Museum staging area. Honda CR-V. 4 wheel drive, 5 speed manual transmission, 2.4 liter 4 cylinder gasoline engine, 160 horsepower. Japan. 2002. Owned by Neil Mishalov!

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