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    First time at a event but me and my fiance had a great time nice to see the tanks for real, they are so big the King tigers and Panther is massive
    will be booking both days next year

    we done Sunday at the tank fest and went to the museum on Monday

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    Great pics !

    I must make every effort to travel down there next year!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    yeah its really good, im so glad i did not miss it next year i will be going for both days
    you need to days at the Tank Fest as there's so much going on

    ive got loads more pics of allied stuff but my main interest is German but ill try post more later

    Martin

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    allso i am 6.3 foot and say 17 stone, i look tiny towards the King Tigers Panther and JadgPanther and the Tiger

    but i must say the Panther look like a well designed Tank light fast and powerful Gun with sloping armor the Tiger was missing
    after years of reading and seeing them in Films books and games shocking to see in real life

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    some more pics of allied stuff, still got loads of pics

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    Bovington Tank Museum is superb, I was there a few years ago

    Did the curator tell you the tale regarding the LSSAH Konigs Tiger? ...

    The Panther is interesting as it was built by British REME if I remember from left over parts

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    Great photos, it's great that Bovington have both versions of the King tiger!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    no did not get the story of the Konigs Tiger, i read the sign but cant remember, one was built after the war i think and the other green Camo was captured.

    yeah panther was built after the war in one of the original factory, i still would class it as a war time Tank i did read the turret is not a match for the hull, the panther looks deadlier than the Tiger i really liked it

    whats the difference in the 2 King Tigers

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    Quote by ironcross13 View Post
    no did not get the story of the Konigs Tiger, i read the sign but cant remember, one was built after the war i think and the other green Camo was captured.

    yeah panther was built after the war in one of the original factory, i still would class it as a war time Tank i did read the turret is not a match for the hull, the panther looks deadlier than the Tiger i really liked it

    whats the difference in the 2 King Tigers
    It's the turrets mate, the one with the flat front was built by Henschel, the one with the curved front was a version built by Porsche in far fewer numbers.
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    This site explains the turrets. Some myths have come about over the years:

    PzKpfw VI TIGER II
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