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  • Okay, posting images hasnt been my thing so this is going to be a mess

    Is anybody seeing these?

    Tankfest down at Bovington, they've opened up the restoration centre so its been a chance to get in and view the rarities and broken stuff.

    That Excelsior is at slightly more risk of rust than usual from me drooling over it, i still havent figured out what the Comet chassis with variable suspension and a 105mm gun on it is.

    Last edited by Nemowork; 02-07-2018, 08:29 AM.


    • No, we can't see them. You've to use the provided "BBCode" embed codes instead of the HTML ones. Example below.


      • Much appreciated, i tried virtually every code EXCEPT that one

        Since its the centenary of the armistice there was a good selection of WW1 equipment with the running A7v and MkIV replicas

        The French had a good selection, Saumur and private owners lent a B1 bis, and FT17 and TSF. And yes i know the B1 bis is 1920s and WW2

        And David Fletchers moustache is turning into a historical monument all on its own


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          • That's awesome!

            Especially the Stug!


            • Privately owned by the same guy who has the Pz 3 apparently. They had a decent German corner, Marder 2, Pz3, the famo and 88mm pak, plus a Stug A and G parked side by side for comparison. I may have spent an unhealthy amount of time rivet counting them and comparing differences, plus the guy with the Stug 3g was letting you do a little climbing.
              Fortunately he didnt let me get in or id have hung onto the breech and refused to come out.

              I have a bit of a thing for Stugs

              Also these bits of cold war heavy metal. God knows what they did to that poor IS3, it sounds like someone threw a set of kettle drums in a tumble dryer and set it on spin.


              • Theyve also opened the new clean restoration facility so theres space in the old dirty one to allow the public in. Its like heaven for tank nerds. Theres Australian armour in there, i spotted what i think was an Iraqi Su-100, an MBT-80, some Japanese armour including a type 2 Ka-mi plus Irish stuff and the first ever Centurian and Chieftain prototypes as well as remote control range target versions and enough French gear they could start a seperate museum with Panhard and Somua

                This thing, the FV4004

                Everythings packed in nose to tail so you cant get good photos and every time you get something you spot something else in the middle of a lane two rows back

                And i still cant work out what this thing is. Its got the rear end of a Comet/cruiser/Cromwell judging from the exhaust vents

                The suspension and running gear are comet without the outer armour (easier maintenance i guess) but shortened by 1 road wheel

                And its fitted with what looks like a fixed 105mm L7 gun so either its got elevating suspension which would explain why its aiming at the roof so its a gun test bed or an experiment to match the stridsvagen 103.Its odd.

                *edit* never mind, should have done my reading first
                FV4401 Contentious The Comet was used as the basis for the experimental FV4401 Contentious, an air-transportable self-propelled anti-tank gun mounting a 105mm L7 gun in an open mounting on the shortened hull of a Comet, and using the vehicle's hydraulic suspension system to adjust elevation, similar to the method used on the Swedish S-Tank. One or two prototypes were built and tested before the entire project was cancelled.
                Last edited by Nemowork; 02-07-2018, 10:58 AM.


                • Birthday Loot.

                  I should marry this woman. Oh, wait. I am!

                  Edit: Those are original prints from 1887 or something like that.


                  • Great presents Hildemel!

                    I found a snake skin in my retaining wall this morning. Insert grumpy cat "nope" meme here.


                    • For the Fallen

                      And death shall have no dominion.
                      Dead man naked they shall be one
                      With the man in the wind and the west moon;
                      When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
                      They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
                      Though they go mad they shall be sane,
                      Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
                      Though lovers be lost love shall not;
                      And death shall have no dominion.

                      And death shall have no dominion.
                      Under the windings of the sea
                      They lying long shall not die windily;
                      Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
                      Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
                      Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
                      And the unicorn evils run them through;
                      Split all ends up they shan't crack;
                      And death shall have no dominion.

                      And death shall have no dominion.
                      No more may gulls cry at their ears
                      Or waves break loud on the seashores;
                      Where blew a flower may a flower no more
                      Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
                      Though they be mad and dead as nails,
                      Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
                      Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
                      And death shall have no dominion.

                      And Death Shall Have No Dominion - Poem by Dylan Thomas
                      Last edited by Rosbach; 04-07-2018, 02:00 AM.


                      • Nordsee



                        • Boathouses - Lake Ammer (Ammersee)

                          Aquatic Bird family - Lake Ammer

                          Tiny waterfall - banks of the river Lech

                          The river Lech

                          A doubledecker and an old boat - Lake Ammer

                          The paddel steamer "Diessen"


                          Accident on the Mittlerer Ring (Munichs Inner City Road Ring)

                          The Bundesstra├če 2R is a German federal highway (German: Bundesstra├če) in Bavaria. It runs as a ring road within the city of Munich in Bavaria, is 28 km (17 mi) long, and is the most traffic-prone road in Germany. [1] It is called the "Middle Ring" (German: Mittlerer Ring) because of its concentric position between the Altstadtring and the incomplete Outer Ring, as well as being within the Autobahnring.


                          • Nice boat pics.


                            • Mont Saint-Michel


                              • Reps for the pics Jjim. Thank you