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Stal1878 #1 Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:16 PM

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I went to Bovington again today and I thought I would try and get pictures of as many tanks included in WoT as I could. Its a great museum and well worth going to see.

Churchill I
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Sherman
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No idea what this is
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Medium MkII
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Panzer II
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Cruiser
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Char B
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T-34/85(one of my favs)
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Panther(this was one of a series built in German by the British after the factory was captured)
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Tiger I(Note where a Chruchill VIII shot it before it was abandoned)
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Panzer III(Managed to get some inside shots with the flash through the side ports!)
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Miltilda 2
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Cromwell
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ShermanFireFly
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Chruchill VIII croc(152mm armor!)
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Royal Tiger with Porsche turret(and upgraded 88 gun fitted by the British after it was brought home)
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Pershing
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Jadgpanther(also made by the British in Germany)
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Hetzer(its always funny to see just how small this thing is!)
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Royal Tiger with production turret
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Can't remeber the name of this little French med....
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Coveneter
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Stug III(must be pretending to be Russian with those logs lol)
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Panzer IV with 75mm
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The MASSIVE Jadgtiger with 120mm gun and 250mm of armour! Even the back hatch armor is really thick, about 100mm?
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SU-76
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KV-1(my other fav) This one was built by the Russians to be sent to Britain for evaluation/testing/show off Soviet Power.
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Tortose
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AMX-13(didn't know this existed)
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SU-100(captured in Suez)
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Black Prince
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Comet
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THE MIGHTY TOG II :D
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Here are some pictures from the storage hanger, are not allowed to go down amongst them though
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Stal1878 #2 Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:18 PM

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Last from the shed:
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MkH #3 Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:45 PM

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Thanks for the photos.
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I got your sarcasm about the StuG. Anyway, it's actually a Finnish modification. The logs were used as extra protection against anti-tank weapons along with conrete reinforcements in the frontal armor (not sure if they are used on this example).

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Stal1878 #4 Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:35 PM

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View PostMkH, on 16 November 2013 - 09:45 PM, said:

Thanks for the photos.
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I got your sarcasm about the StuG. Anyway, it's actually a Finnish modification. The logs were used as extra protection against anti-tank weapons along with conrete reinforcements in the frontal armor (not sure if they are used on this example).

Cheers mate :)

The logs is a reference to "The Mighty Jingles", he states that to be a Russian tank it must have a log lol

Arty_Loves_You #5 Posted 16 November 2013 - 10:52 PM

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That one you didn't know, outside, was it the Bishop? Looks like the back of one to me.....

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Kr1szo #6 Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:04 PM

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I'm almost certain it's the conway.

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View PostGamerDaPro, on 16 November 2013 - 11:04 PM, said:

I'm almost certain it's the conway.

Well, now I'm certain too.... Well spotted..

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Merton15 #8 Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:43 PM

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The French job is the Somau S35

EmperorSafirius #9 Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:51 PM

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About the AMX 13 that you said you didnt know that it existed... It was massively used by a lot of countries, and Austria still has them actually ;) A bit buffed up :)

Flyntlock #10 Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:02 AM

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Its the FV4005,  with a stage 2 Turret mounted on a Centurion Hull.  The Conway is the FV4004.

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View PostFlyntlock, on 17 November 2013 - 12:02 AM, said:

Its the FV4005,  with a stage 2 Turret mounted on a Centurion Hull.  The Conway is the FV4004.
Oh yeah, you're right. Sorry then.

Stal1878 #12 Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:49 AM

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Ah, I knew you lot would know lol

While we are here, what is this tank? Looks like a British gun?
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exauroura #13 Posted 17 November 2013 - 01:38 AM

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Looks like Tog2 turret on a cruiser? chassis.
P.s Its Tiger 2 it was never called Royal or king tiger by the Germans it was a mistranslation by the allies(iirc). Even then its more likely to be called a King tiger than royal tiger.

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I went not too long ago too. Serms they have moved Tiger 131 since then, when I was there,the turret was to the side in the same position as when it was disabled, so you could see the shell damage to the gun lining up with the damage to hull. Iirc, the shell hit the tank, damaging it in multiple locations (gun*3, upper hull, mantlet*2 and turret ring - the last being the only non cosmetic damage, jamming the turret.)

The cruiser is a mark III with uparmoured turret similar to cruiser IV's, adding spaced armour.

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The crocodile is a mockup, the (last) trailer is real, the only surviving tank is elsewhere

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Double post, blame stupid phone browser

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Just a few more WOT tanks (no order, but last 3 I wish were in the game.

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Ft17 (no gun. This one is actually an unarmoured prototype)

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M3 Grant

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Valentine

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Crusader

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Cromwell

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M3 Stuart

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M60

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Leopard I

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Comet

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One of their (many) centurions

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M46 Patton

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Luchs

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M10 wolverine

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Su-76

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Chaffee

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Covenanter

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T-62-A

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(Valentine) archer (td- gun is mounted backwards)

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Churchill III AVRE


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Charioteer (Cromwell with 20pdr, after firefly in tree? Hint hint wg)

Frostilicus #18 Posted 17 November 2013 - 10:34 AM

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Went back last month myself, thoroughly engrossing day out.

I had noticed that Tiger 131 was also moved from near the Telic exhibition area to near the Panther in the first hall too. They were actually opening up 131 while we were there and had a photographer there too - I asked one of the staff about it and it was because they had fixed the turret traverse motor and were refitting it, the photographer was there to record the procedure for posterity I guess.

Good show in the arena too this time - had an M60 and a Chieftain firing off blanks and a tricked out Warrior from ITDU showed off for us too  :smile:

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View PostStal1878, on 17 November 2013 - 12:49 AM, said:

Ah, I knew you lot would know lol

While we are here, what is this tank? Looks like a British gun?
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I'd say that was a Challenger, or one of the other attempts to get a big gun on the Cromwell or Comet.

h00d1e #20 Posted 17 November 2013 - 12:17 PM

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thanks for sharing those.   definitely a place I will visit as soon as I can.




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