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A Willys MB..the museum's runabout!

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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M3 light tank in Brazilian markings.

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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M3 light tank in British desert colours...known to the Brits as "Honeys" because they ran so smoothly compared with British types!

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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The mighty US M103A2 heavy tank!

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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M60A3.

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Finally, a pair of British FV432 APCs, similar in concept to the US Army's M113. I had the opportunity to drive these around the ranges...great fun...I recommend it!!

 

 

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Brilliant pics Ian! Looks like a real good time. Too bad you are not allowed to check out the "lead down range" option on a museum firing range.......that would have been the icing on the cake! :lol:

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Brilliant pics Ian! Looks like a real good time. Too bad you are not allowed to check out the "lead down range" option on a museum firing range.......that would have been the icing on the cake! :lol:

 

 

Thanks Brian...it surely would!

 

Ian

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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What a comparison, standing next to this vs. today's tanks. It was the workhorse of it's day, known for it's reliability and numbers.....tough combination to beat.

 

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Indeed it was JS! American industrial might churned 'em out in the thousands. It was a numbers game which the enemy had no chance of matching. For example, everyone knows about the mighty Tiger...but there were only 1200 or so built! A sobering statistic...it took a ratio of 5:1 Shermans to take out a Tiger!! :w00t:

 

Check this out!

 

 

Ian

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Ian,

 

Great pics. Looks like you had a great time. Next stop Duxford and a ride in their B-17??

 

Greg

 

Yes Greg.."Flying Legends" in July. Piston-powered warbird heaven!

 

Ian :thumbsup:

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Last time I was there was October 1986!!

 

I've definately got to get back over....

 

 

You really must Johan. It's changed out of all recognition since then!

 

Ian :thumbsup:

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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An M47 in KW livery...apparently the Chinese were superstitious when it came to tigers!

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Armoured "nose-art"?!

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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M3A1 White Scout Car. Polish markings.

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Thanks for the great pictures. How did you get a kitchen pass today to go play?

 

 

I have influence in the right places! ;)

 

Ian

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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its the BEST museum, well maybe after the Imperial War Museum...

 

I went a while back for my birthday

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Paul Bishop

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Great shots, thanks Ian!

 

-Ski

In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

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The world's only running Tiger 1...captured in Tunisia.

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Hi Ian, well a good choice for a birthday present by Mrs Sabrejet, she did ask me which I thought you would prefer the tank museum and driving or a flower arrangement course, I told her you were a little petal and that it should be the tank driving :lol: . Looks like you had a good day out there and in sunshine. :thumbsup:

 

A long term friend has always told me that his father was involved in the recovery and transportation of the Tiger I back to England for evaluation during the early part of WWII.

 

ken

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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