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Posted on Sep 19, 2005 in Front Page Features, Stuff We Like

Military Odyssey, 2005

Armchair General

Another German motorcycle and sidecar complete with sleeping trooper.

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Some more modern AFVs, part of a large display at one end of the show ground.

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Another supply truck is pursued by a Panther tank. OK, I’ll own up, it’s not a real Panther, it’s just a remote-controlled model – but an incredibly realistic one. I may have drooled a little.

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This car would be handy for those ever-so-annoying traffic jams, it comes complete with missile launchers on each side. Actually, it was part of a James Bond stand which was selling all sorts of 007-related memorabilia. The older German vehicle in the adjoining picture has the advantage of at least being real – which one would you prefer to ride in? Answers on a postcard please…

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Before you say anything – yes, I like German machinery from the WWII era, but no, I’m not deliberately focussing on it to the detriment of everything else, there really was a hell of a lot of it there, I’d be remiss not to share the experience with you (I wonder if I got away with that justification…).

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