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Posted on Aug 16, 2006 in Front Page Features, Stuff We Like

Tankfest 2006!

Armchair General

Here are some more pictures of that lovely T34 – a truly magnificent machine.

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To the left, we see an Su 100 Assault Gun, very smoky.

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And commencing with the right hand picture, a selection of vehicles from World War II, again, but this time with a non-German slant. This one is a British Valentine in her desert colours.


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British readers will recognise the chap atop this Sherman M4, it’s Murray Walker, the ex-Formula 1 TV commentator.

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With mud pouring out of the slats in her sides, a desert-painted Matilda II patrols the arena. I would hate to be the guy cleaning her up afterwards.

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Now here’s a turn-up for the books. I last saw this vehicle at the Beltring War and Peace show last year (read my report for ACG) and I assumed, wrongly as it turns out, that it was non-functional. How wrong I was, for, despite the fact that it resembles a piece of Swiss cheese, this M3 Grant is operational – well, it drives around, at least.

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No, the two chaps to the left aren’t having a fight, they appear to be cranking-starting the Panzer III.

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Click here to see a video of some of the Tanks in action, (approx 5 minutes long, 27.44 MB in size).

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  1. What an awesome display of historical armor. Beautiful clear pictures- thank you for sharing them!

  2. Nice !!!!! so nice