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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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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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Sabrejet

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Brian Dentino

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

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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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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

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SilverWings

Ian,

 

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

 

Greg

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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:

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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:

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

 

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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

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Ian,

When do we get to see the pictures of you driving, and shooting in the range?? :w00t:

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Ahhh....... Another item for the bucket list.

 

 

Thanks for posting these photos. Very nice!

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General Apathy
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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