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Tankfest 2011 photos.

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    Here are a few pics from the 2011 Tankfest at Bovington.
    The first few are self explanatory and were taken in the outside static display......
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    The Firefly just takes my breath away......a truly magnificent tank. And the paint job on that Pz IV is superb.

    Steve T

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    These next few pics are of the beast known as the 'Tortoise'. It really is a helluva hunk of metal!
    This is the first time it had run under it's own power for sixty odd years and the only one in existance (if I remember correctly...?)
    It only managed one circuit of the track and even then it was a little touch and go as to whether it might break down.......
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    Oh my goodness. 32lber gun ! That was some tank, if a smidge on the heavy side

    Is that other one still up on the Kirkcudbright range ? We should try and retrieve it if it is

    Steve T

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    Up to date with more modern armour now and a Challenger II main battle tank doing a few circuits of the arena followed by an AS-9O Self Propelled gun and finally by an awesome piece of kit, the Trojan Armoured Engineer Vehicle......
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    Great photos Adrian

    Here's one of mine

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    Some WW2 tanks in the arena......

    In the last photo of the Churchill, the guy on the far side of the turret is the 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Tank' - Captain Slow himself....... James May!

    I'll post more tomorrow.
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    MMMMMmmmmmm - Lovely machines. Nice photos Adrian..........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    AWESOME!!! I love the Tortis and and the Panzer IV The best! Thanks for sharing,Adrian.
    ~Dean

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    Fantastic photos Adrian

    Any sign of my old machine the Chieftain??

    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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