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Coordinates: 42°41′18.23″N 23°21′2.56″E / 42.6883972°N 23.3507111°E / 42.6883972; 23.3507111

National Museum of Military History, Sofia, Bulgaria
Part of the open air exposition
Maybach T3 Assault Gun (Sturmgeschütz III), made on the basis of medium tank Maybach T3 (Panzer III). Combat mass: 23.9t. Gun 7,5cm KwK 40 L/48: range 7700 m; rate of fire: 10-12 gun shots/min; initial speed: 990 m/sec; weight of the shell: 6.8 kg; armour piercing capability: 110 mm. Engine: 12 cyllinder, carb., V-shape, d, water cooling, power: 300 hp.

The National Military History Museum (Национален военноисторически музей, Natsionalen voennoistoricheski muzey) is a Bulgarian museum based in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, and dedicated to military history. A structure of the Ministry of Defence, it has existed under various names and subordinate to various institutions since 1st August 1914 (in practice since 4th July 1916). It disposes of 5,000 m² of indoor and 40,000 m² outdoor (of which 500 m² covered) exhibition area, a library and a computer centre.

The museum's director has been Petko Yotov since 1989.

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