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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:10 am
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Vickers Medium Tank wreck at Bovington Tank Museum in 1990

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Is it still there ? are there any current photos of it?
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Any info ?
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I seem to remember that it was found buried in the Ashdown forest in Kent in the early 1990s, possibly being part of a defensive line from WW2, but it was felt to be so far gone as to be not worth preserving at all so it has gently rusted away over the years.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:48 pm
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It was scrapped after a year or so in Bov's "Care"!
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200+ pictures from Tankfest 2014. As usual, very good quality shots from "Megashorts":
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:05 am
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Thanks for posting the link of 2014 photos. I was there, it was a great show, but as a visitor you do not get this close so many of the photos are better than reality.
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I had the chance to meet a veteran of the 11th British Armoured Division at Tankfest (in 1944 he liberated the city where I reside now), so this was really worth the trip !!

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I was there, it was a great show


Really? I found it very boring, long-winded compared to the last years. And no special Tanks around the arena. So skipped Sunday and shot some rifles/pistols, drove a T16 on public roads and fired an old 2 pounder canon.

Was the Hetzer the real thing or a disguised Swiss G13?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:30 pm
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Real one. Crompton Collection.
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Rod Cadman told me that Bruce has got a correct gun for it, not the one that is fitted in the G-13s.

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It carries an early version "topfblende" and the gun looks like a KwK 39. They are both strong signs it's an original Hetzer.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:08 am
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Thanks for posting the link of 2014 photos. I was there, it was a great show, but as a visitor you do not get this close so many of the photos are better than reality.


All the photos were taken from public areas Smile I get no special access as I'm just a private visitor Smile Pick your place 20 minutes before the display starts and you have a clear view of the action. Think about where the sun is and which way the wind is blowing Smile
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- megashorts
All the photos were taken from public areas Smile I get no special access as I'm just a private visitor Smile


Welcome to the forum!

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welcome to the forum, Paul !!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:40 am
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welcome to the forum, Paul !!

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Hi Massimo & Pierre-Oliver

Thanks Smile

I've been lurking for a while Smile

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