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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:02 am
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Maybe this picture is better:

Renault NC 27 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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beside the Firefly, of course Wink

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Pz I A by Massimo Foti, on Flickr


That's awesome. I thought it was a scale model at first glance!

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That's awesome. I thought it was a scale model at first glance!


I guess the unusual perspective contributed to that feeling.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:03 am
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When I see photos of a PzI, I can't help comparing it to it's British contemparies, the Vickers & Carden Loyd light tanks. How primitive they look.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:22 pm
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Sav m 43 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:19 am
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Talking about Stormartillerivagn m/43, the PDF shows two different vehicles in Arsenalen, one is 80154 (see above), then there is an older pictures of 80136. I assume this last tank is in storage. We will wait for Stefan to confirm this.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:25 am
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Another one from the pole:

Sav m 43 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:18 am
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Strv 74 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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Scania 335 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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Vey nice !
Looks a bit like the Opel Blitz

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An interesting story is associated with the display around the Scania 335.
There are info panels and a video documenting the road convoys send to Austria immediately after WW II end in Europe.

I especially like the Arsenalen, it's not just a bunch of cool and rare vehicles inside a building, the Museum make a good job at telling different and interesting stories associated with Sweden, its Army and the vehicles. They tell about volunteers to the Winter War in Finland, ONU missions and much more.

I believe "story telling" is important to attract attention from a wider public, after all such a Museum should not focus only on AFVs geeks like we are, since, like it or not, we are just a small minority.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:10 am
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The Strv 103 is not that visible Smile

Strv 103 C by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:11 am
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Strv fm 31 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:08 am
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The PDF reports two fm/31 in Arsenalen. I wonder if this is really the case or we just have two pictures of the same vehicle?
There is only one on display at the moment and one picture was taken inside the old Museum.
I guess we have to wait for Stefan to answer this question.

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