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Ian,

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

 

Ask and ye shall receive!

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Ian :lol:

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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

 

 

Hi Ken...yes, and thanks for your assistance in helping her fix it!

 

Ian :thumbsup:

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Regarding the collection at Aberdeen Proving Ground... it is of course being moved to Ft. Lee. I believe it will now all be moved indoors for future preservation.

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A Sherman DD with floatation-screen erected. Deployed with mixed success on D-Day.

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What a greeting when these tanks made it to shore on D-Day under this type of cover. I have been watching the "TANK BATTLE" series on the Military Channel. Canadians took alot of casulaties in these tank battles. One of these days I will make it there and see those heavily fought areas duiring D-Day.

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What a greeting when these tanks made it to shore on D-Day under this type of cover. I have been watching the "TANK BATTLE" series on the Military Channel. Canadians took alot of casulaties in these tank battles. One of these days I will make it there and see those heavily fought areas duiring D-Day.

 

The DDs were quite successfully deployed on the British/Canadian beaches. However, they were less so on Utah and Omaha beaches because they were launched too far off shore in a heavy swell. Consequently, most of them were rapidly swamped and went straight to the bottom, thus a vital asset was denied to the first-wave of the American assault.

 

Sabrejet

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  • 2 weeks later...
Guest Hellcat053

Thanks for sharing these excellent Photos.The tank museum is in my top 5 of places to visit,i really need to go there someday.

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canadian bacon

thanks for showing these great photos i will be there as part of a school trip to Europe next summer and am looking froward to seeing these tanks in person especially the mark 1 and the tiger

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Armoured "nose-art"?!

 

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Hi Ian, just checking out your thread,(weather is still crappy over here) you make an old tanker's heart bleed, and came across this picture, that's a 73rd Armor tank :w00t: , is it a original, or just painted up with 73rd Armor markings ?

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Hi Ian, just checking out your thread,(weather is still crappy over here) you make an old tanker's heart bleed, and came across this picture, that's a 73rd Armor tank :w00t: , is it a original, or just painted up with 73rd Armor markings ?

 

Hi Pat...I think all Europe's socked-in at the moment, which is a bit of a bummer as the big "War & Peace" show is this weekend. I'd better break out my wet-weather gear! As an ex-tanker you'd love it (the show, not the weather!)

 

http://www.warandpeaceshow.com/

 

Can't comment on your pic yet as it's just coming up as a file number on my monitor. I'm at work so it might be due to the in-house filtering software (they're hot on German porn! :lol:;) ) I'll check it out at home this evening.

 

Ian :thumbsup:

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Hi Pat...I think all Europe's socked-in at the moment, which is a bit of a bummer as the big "War & Peace" show is this weekend. I'd better break out my wet-weather gear! As an ex-tanker you'd love it (the show, not the weather!)

 

http://www.warandpeaceshow.com/

 

Can't comment on your pic yet as it's just coming up as a file number on my monitor. I'm at work so it might be due to the in-house filtering software (they're hot on German porn! :lol:;) ) I'll check it out at home this evening.

 

Ian :thumbsup:

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Ian, done a little digging, maybe this'll help your memory? http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http://...1t:429,r:6,s:80

I'd love to go to the War & Peace Show, even in the rain, I'm originally from Washington State! :w00t: But, just spent a week in Normandy last month, my son is getting married this month, so my wife is keeping a tight chain on me.

Watch out for that German porn, it'll make you go blind! :naughty:

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Pat...you meant the tiger face Patton? It's a museum reconstruction. Quite effective though.

 

Ian

 

Ian, that's what I figured, it was wishful thinking when I saw the 73rd Armor markings, I reckon the museum just picked the 73rd at random, considering how many tank battalions were involved in the Korean War, including tiger face markings.

Thanks for letting me hijack your thread a little bit. ;)

Pat

 

Tank Units

 

 

2nd Medium Tank Bn

4th Medium Tank Bn

6th Armored Cavalry Medium Tank Bn

6th Medium Tank Bn

7th Medium Tank Bn

9th Infantry Regiment Tank Co

14th Infantry Regiment Tank Co

16th Tank Bn

32nd Infantry Regiment Tank Co

38th Infantry Tank Company

60th Tank

64th Heavy Tank Bn

70th Armored Cavalry Medium Tank Bn

70th Medium Tank Bn

70th Heavy Tank Bn

71st Armored Cavalry Medium Tank Bn

72nd Medium Tank Bn

73rd Heavy Tank Bn

77th Medium Tank Bn

78th Medium Tank Bn

79th Medium Tank Bn

87th Medium Tank Bn

89th Medium Tank Bn

140th Medium Tank Bn

179th Tank Co - 179th Infantry Rgt

193rd Heavy Tank Bn

245th Medium Tank Bn

279th Infantry Regiment Tank Co

3364th Medium Tank Bn

An enlargement of the markings, it was said to inspire fear in the North Koreans and CCF (Chinese Communist Forces.)

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