Thursday, 6 September 2018

Bovington Tank Museum Part 2



Part 2 of my Bovington Tank Museum adventure!!


Sherman V Crab



Panzer III Model N
SDkFZ 141/2



M14/41 




Carro Veloce L3/33





Panzer IV




Valentine II




Sturmgeschutz III 40 Ausf G





Light Tank
M3A1 Stuart IV




T17E1 Staghound

 

AEC II

 


Tortoise



Praying Mantis


A38 Valiant




Cruiser Tank RAM Mark II




Matilda

 

Universal Carrier






This is what I wanted to see....


Tiger I 





Elefant

 

Tiger II


 

Jagdtiger





Tiger II (Post Production)






Any relation Lee.....I wonder?


A WWI display




























 

A11 Matilda 



KV-1B







M4A1Sherman Michael

 
 Well that's it. What a great day I had, I thoroughly recommend a trip to Bovington, if you haven't already been. Just try and not take your wife and two daughters though!!!
  

29 comments:

  1. Your timing was good - I heard that the Elefant has to go back to the US by the end of the year.. just love those Italian AFV's... and as for the tankette they must have had balls of steel to go to war in one of them, kudos indeed.. :o)

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    1. Didn't know that about the Elefant? I was really surprised at just how small some of the tanks were?

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  2. Like the Carro Veloce L3/33 and the T17E1 Staghound. And who can go wrong with a Sherman?

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  3. Great couple of posts, Ray. Thanks!

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  4. Worth the wait (which was not long at all) Just as good as part 1. Bravo sir excellent stuff.

    I can only imagine what the kids and wife will make you attend in compensation! Whatever revenge they may want I am sure you ate up to the challenge.

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    1. Of course I am Clint. Glad you liked the posts too.

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  5. Thanks a lot for the visit ! :-)
    We went here 30 years ago... and always say "We must go again !"... We will do !

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  6. Nice post, great photos and well done for persuading the rest of the family to go!
    Best Iain

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  7. Great pictures mate. Its lucky you got to see the Elephant as its going back to the US Army Ordnance Training & Heritage Center (Fort Lee, VA) at the end of the year.

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  8. More nice images of a great collection, Ray. Interestingly, when I visited the museum in Mar 2013, I couldn't find the Tiger I and Panther. Again, having only spent a few hours, I might've missed where it was placed. I did see the two Tiger II's, Jadgpanther and JadgTiger though.

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    1. We'll have to take a Reject trip down there me thinks????

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  9. Great to see they've finished the Tiger - it was in bits whenI saw it!

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  10. Green with envy ! this one on the bucket list :-)

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