±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: nbrich1
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6596

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 90
Total: 90
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Your Account
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Photo Gallery
08: Community Forums
09: Photo Gallery
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Photo Gallery
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Photo Gallery
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Photo Gallery
19: Photo Gallery
20: Community Forums
21: Member Screenshots
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Home
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Photo Gallery
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Photo Gallery
32: Community Forums
33: Photo Gallery
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Photo Gallery
37: Community Forums
38: Photo Gallery
39: Community Forums
40: Photo Gallery
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Photo Gallery
53: Community Forums
54: Photo Gallery
55: Community Forums
56: Community Forums
57: Photo Gallery
58: Photo Gallery
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Photo Gallery
62: Community Forums
63: Home
64: Community Forums
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Photo Gallery
70: Community Forums
71: Community Forums
72: Home
73: Photo Gallery
74: Downloads
75: Photo Gallery
76: Community Forums
77: Community Forums
78: Photo Gallery
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Photo Gallery
82: Community Forums
83: Photo Gallery
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Downloads

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Meanwhile...in Poland....
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:59 am
Post subject: Meanwhile...in Poland....

I'm expecting an outing on Friday to visit tanks at two locations so hoping for good weather. One is only 500 meters from the offices of my business associates, so should be no problem to get there...this is the big outdoor display Polar mentioned.

We called the military base (the active one) today, as was suggested, to make an appointment to see the vehicles there...and after some animated discussion on the telephone (in Polish) it wasn't "sounding" too encouraging. After the call, my colleague put the response he got in the language of "another time" along the lines of "I cannot say 'No', but it is not recommended". I took this to mean it was not a good idea to pursue it further at this time. So plan 'B' is to visit the alternate site south of the city (I think). So, two sites on one day sounds pretty good. Fingers crossed for good weather....and....(perhaps not unrelated to item below)

...for no incidents here at the hotel, since the abnormally high level of security (to include a lot of tall and husky young men in dark suits with bulges under their arms) and long dark cars and news media types and Polish military and Pakistani officials are accompanying one General Pervez Musharraf who is apparently staying four floors above me. My guess is he's addressing the Polish Parliment, which is only a coupla' hundred meters from the Sheraton Hotel. So that's why I couldn't upgrade to club level! (I'm thinking the sixth floor is completely blocked off). Of course, anything used to take out the sixth floor will also likely affect the second, so if y'all don't hear from me again.....

Those husky security fellows aren't real chatty when you share the elevators with them...and they all look like they came from the same brood and use the same tailor. Not what you'd call "low profile". Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
palic
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 02, 2006
Posts: 172

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:08 pm
Post subject: Re: Meanwhile...in Poland....

Do you know what is the reason their faces do not reflect any emotions? During training they Mr. Green have to carry hedgehogs in their armpits instead of "G stuff" - and these bulky guys still can remember the pain....
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:23 pm
Post subject: Re: Meanwhile...in Poland....

- palic
Do you know what is the reason their faces do not reflect any emotions? During training they Mr. Green have to carry hedgehogs in their armpits instead of "G stuff" - and these bulky guys still can remember the pain....


They all wear the same clothes, same shoes, same pins, have the same white wires coming out of their ears, and can be spotted at about 75 meters away..probably intentionally. Minimum height requirements seem to apply for this service. I managed a few discreet pics in the lobby without getting any limbs broken. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Dennis_Smith
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 16, 2006
Posts: 192

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:38 am
Post subject: Re: Meanwhile...in Poland....

nm


Last edited by Dennis_Smith on Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:34 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:18 am
Post subject: Re: Meanwhile...in Poland....

Here is apparently what all the hubbub was about:

www.pakistantimes.net/...24/top.htm

www.dailytimes.com.pk/...2007_pg7_6

...which also explains why all the military dudes and dudettes that showed up at the hotel ballroom yesterday morning.

I'm not worried about any "monitoring", Dennis, but I did make it a point not to make any furtive movements with my backpack/briefcase when moving about the lobby when all this was going on with all those husky security folks about (of which I counted about 15 of the cloned dark suit/white wire/bulging armpit variety). Wink

There were 16 numbered Mercedes' in the motocade, with a similar number of "unmarked" but obviously gov't issue Volvos and, oddly enough, Chrysler vans in escort, plus the blue-and-white police thingies running interference.

Returning to topic, if there is one....Friday is designated tank picture day, so it better not rain, which it isn't supposed to. Tomorrow we're off to Krakow by train for da' day....
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:11 am
Post subject: Re: Meanwhile...in Poland....

Meanwhile, stuff for Geoff Steer...

This stuff just happened through Central Station while I was waiting to pull out on the way to Krakow. Probably traveling between museums or something. I love steam...

Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Polar
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 26, 2006
Posts: 96
Location: Poland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:49 pm
Post subject: Re: Meanwhile...in Poland....

- Doug_Kibbey
Meanwhile, stuff for Geoff Steer...

This stuff just happened through Central Station while I was waiting to pull out on the way to Krakow. Probably traveling between museums or something. I love steam...


This loco was traveling to Wolsztyn Station (near Poznan) to "Steam Picnic" what was in saturday. Wolsztyn is last in Europe station where start and end regular steam line.
More info about it
www.geocities.com/ligh...oland.html
and gallery from picnic
www.parowozy.com.pl/parada07.html
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:00 pm
Post subject: Re: Meanwhile...in Poland....

- Polar
- Doug_Kibbey
Meanwhile, stuff for Geoff Steer...

This stuff just happened through Central Station while I was waiting to pull out on the way to Krakow. Probably traveling between museums or something. I love steam...


This loco was traveling to Wolsztyn Station (near Poznan) to "Steam Picnic" what was in saturday. Wolsztyn is last in Europe station where start and end regular steam line.
More info about it
www.geocities.com/ligh...oland.html
and gallery from picnic
www.parowozy.com.pl/parada07.html


Just too much cool stuff to see and too little time! I'd have loved to made that "picnic"!

One more....

Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Polar
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 26, 2006
Posts: 96
Location: Poland
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:13 pm
Post subject: Re: Meanwhile...in Poland....

If you will be another time in Warsaw you should see Train Musum. They have a lot off steam and
PzTrWg16 - german armour train
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:14 pm
Post subject: Re: Meanwhile...in Poland....

It's likely I'll be back before the end of this year. There is to be a congress on antiphospholipid syndrome in Ljubljana in October and I'll certainly attend that so maybe tie in some seminars in Poland with that trip. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum