A sign at the entrance of the Cairo Citadel shows that it is also home of the Egyptian Military Museum - this museum was established in 1937

A sign at the entrance of the Cairo Citadel shows that it is also home of the Egyptian Military Museum - this museum was established in 1937

Photo of an Egyptian soldier holding a child next to the walls of the museum

Photo of an Egyptian soldier holding a child next to the walls of the museum

This cannon is 16.2cm caliber and it is from the Muhammad Ali Pasha era

This cannon is 16.2cm caliber and it is from the Muhammad Ali Pasha era

Here cannons are displayed in a row inside an open courtyard of the museum

Here cannons are displayed in a row inside an open courtyard of the museum

This building belongs to the Military Museum Department - it appaers to be their administration wing because it was off limit to public

This building belongs to the Military Museum Department - it appaers to be their administration wing because it was off limit to public

A wooden pavilion in the courtyard of the museum with guns displayed in front of it

A wooden pavilion in the courtyard of the museum with guns displayed in front of it

This Armstrong Gun was used for the coastal defences in the past - this British gun was made in 1846

This Armstrong Gun was used for the coastal defences in the past - this British gun was made in 1846

Two coastal defence guns on display - in the background, minaret and green dome of  the Mosque of al-Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun can be seen

Two coastal defence guns on display - in the background, minaret and green dome of the Mosque of al-Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun can be seen

This Russian built gun was used for the coastal defence in the 1967 War

This Russian built gun was used for the coastal defence in the 1967 War

This gun seemed to be the favourite of the crowd and they were enjoying being on top of it

This gun seemed to be the favourite of the crowd and they were enjoying being on top of it

Here's a 33 centimeter mortar from the reign of Mohammad Ali

Here's a 33 centimeter mortar from the reign of Mohammad Ali

This German Pipe Gun (75mm caliber) is from the First World War

This German Pipe Gun (75mm caliber) is from the First World War

This is a 48mm British Naval Gun from the WWI

This is a 48mm British Naval Gun from the WWI

German manufactured Kerop 8cm field gun - this gun was used during the WWI

German manufactured Kerop 8cm field gun - this gun was used during the WWI

A young boy chilling with his new toy

A young boy chilling with his new toy

It was Friday and whole complex of the Cairo Citadel and the National Miiltary Museum was very busy with the local visitors

It was Friday and whole complex of the Cairo Citadel and the National Miiltary Museum was very busy with the local visitors

Here, a statue of Ibrahim Pasha can be seen - in the background the mosques of al-Nasir (green dome) and Muhammad Ali Pasha (silver dome) are visible

Here, a statue of Ibrahim Pasha can be seen - in the background the mosques of al-Nasir (green dome) and Muhammad Ali Pasha (silver dome) are visible

Side view of the statue of Ibraim Pasha (1789 - 1848) - Ibrahim Pasha was the eldest son of Muhammad Ali Pasha

Side view of the statue of Ibraim Pasha (1789 - 1848) - Ibrahim Pasha was the eldest son of Muhammad Ali Pasha

A Russian designed SA-2 surface to air missile (SAM) on a standard launcher in the foreground - in the background military fighter jets are lined up

A Russian designed SA-2 surface to air missile (SAM) on a standard launcher in the foreground - in the background military fighter jets are lined up

Different types of Egyptian military tanks on display - I tried to take photos of the wall (with murals) behind the tanks but I was told not to go there

Different types of Egyptian military tanks on display - I tried to take photos of the wall (with murals) behind the tanks but I was told not to go there

This is Russian made tank (122mm gun) was given to the Egyptian army in 1955 and it took part in 1956 and 1967 wars

This is Russian made tank (122mm gun) was given to the Egyptian army in 1955 and it took part in 1956 and 1967 wars

A Russian designed Yak-18, trainer aircraft (silver colour) and a Polish designed PZL104 Wilga (orange colour)

A Russian designed Yak-18, trainer aircraft (silver colour) and a Polish designed PZL104 Wilga (orange colour)

The scene on wall is described as

The scene on wall is described as "Crossing Carnage" it refers to the Egyptian military operation to cross the Suez Canal in 1973 against Israel

Here are two amphibious transporters on display which were used to move the soldiers in the 1973 War

Here are two amphibious transporters on display which were used to move the soldiers in the 1973 War

A MiG-21 fighter jet on display - this Russian built plane was one of the few used by the Egyptian Air Force in the past

A MiG-21 fighter jet on display - this Russian built plane was one of the few used by the Egyptian Air Force in the past

Another Russian built fighter jet on display

Another Russian built fighter jet on display

A large ball sitting in the garden of the Egyptian Military Museum may belong to a catapult

A large ball sitting in the garden of the Egyptian Military Museum may belong to a catapult

Here a soldiers is shown with a gun in his hand with the caption below

Here a soldiers is shown with a gun in his hand with the caption below " the Best Soldiers on Earth"

In front of a cafe, beside a small garden, this appears to be the statue of Muhammad Ali Pasha with a sword in his hand

In front of a cafe, beside a small garden, this appears to be the statue of Muhammad Ali Pasha with a sword in his hand

Tall marble column on the left was used in the Amr ibn al-As Mosque - this column has a Cornithian capital on the top

Tall marble column on the left was used in the Amr ibn al-As Mosque - this column has a Cornithian capital on the top

A small garden in front of the museum door and the minarets of the two mosques can be seen

A small garden in front of the museum door and the minarets of the two mosques can be seen

A statue of Menes aka Narmer (3000 BC) - it is believed that he was the first ruler of the First Dynasty to unify the Egypt

A statue of Menes aka Narmer (3000 BC) - it is believed that he was the first ruler of the First Dynasty to unify the Egypt

Statue of King Ahmos, he ruled Egypt between 1539 - 1514 BC

Statue of King Ahmos, he ruled Egypt between 1539 - 1514 BC

Statue of Thutmosis or Tuthmosis III,  was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty and he ruled between 14791425 BC

Statue of Thutmosis or Tuthmosis III, was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty and he ruled between 14791425 BC

A statue of Ramesses II, he is considered to be one of the greatest rulers of the ancient Egypt - he reigned between 12791213 BC

A statue of Ramesses II, he is considered to be one of the greatest rulers of the ancient Egypt - he reigned between 12791213 BC

This statue belongs to Sultan Saladin (Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub) - he ruled Egypt between 1173 - 1193 AD

This statue belongs to Sultan Saladin (Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub) - he ruled Egypt between 1173 - 1193 AD

A statue of Saif ad-Din Qutuz, he was the third ruler of the Mamluk Dynasty - he ruled only between 1259-1260 but achieved huge success

A statue of Saif ad-Din Qutuz, he was the third ruler of the Mamluk Dynasty - he ruled only between 1259-1260 but achieved huge success

Statue of Mamluk Sultan Baibars (Rukn al-Din Baibars) - he ruled Egypt between 1260 - 1277

Statue of Mamluk Sultan Baibars (Rukn al-Din Baibars) - he ruled Egypt between 1260 - 1277

A statue of Muhammad Ali Pasha - he was a vali of Ottoman government and he ruled Egypt between 1805 - 1848

A statue of Muhammad Ali Pasha - he was a vali of Ottoman government and he ruled Egypt between 1805 - 1848

Main facade of the Egyptian Military Museums's building - inside this building are the major exhibitions representing Egyptian military history

Main facade of the Egyptian Military Museums's building - inside this building are the major exhibitions representing Egyptian military history

Entrance door of the military museum - on both sides of the entrance, two 5.3cm caliber guns are from the Muhammad Ali Pasha's era

Entrance door of the military museum - on both sides of the entrance, two 5.3cm caliber guns are from the Muhammad Ali Pasha's era