A Cold War-era, missile-launching armored vehicle of the type used by New York Army National Guard soldiers in the 1980s and `90s is going on display outside an upstate armory.
National Guard officials say the restored M901 will be installed Wednesday morning outside the New York State Armory in Ithaca. Overseeing the vehicle's delivery and installation will be Courtney Burns, director of military history for the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs.
Known as the "Hammerhead," the armored vehicle fired wire-guided anti-tank missiles from a mounted tube. The vehicle going on display was maintained at Fort Drum in northern New York and used by National Guard units training there.
The armory where the vehicle will be displayed is home to the National Guard's Company D, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry.