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Posted on Feb 24, 2004 in Stuff We Like

Bovington Tank Museum

Armchair General

POST-WAR

Since my main interest lay in seeing the Tiger Tank (don’t worry, I’m getting to it) and the other WWII stuff, I must confess that modern armour just doesn’t send the same thrill through me. I took plenty of photos though, and here is a selection for you.

I’m not sure why this one has a huge TV mounted on top of the gun (joke).

A nice line-up of post-war Tanks.

Some Tanks from one or other of the Gulf/Iraq wars.

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A top view of the same Tanks from recent Middle East conflicts. There are some captured Iraqi vehicles in amongst this mix.

Another British experiment! This mighty machine is called a "Tortoise" and is the only one left. I think the name is very apt ? I really can’t see this machine thundering across the plains somehow.

You can’t see it very well, but under the canopy which denotes the exit from this last display hall is a British Chieftain Tank ? which has quite literally been sliced in half to show the internal components.

Soviet Tank Destroyer of WWII vintage captured in Cyprus (I think). Very scary-looking thing.

A rogue Helicopter that’s suspended from the ceiling in this, the final hall.

 

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  1. those look nice

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