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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.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:12 pm
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Massimo, Thanks for sharing the tank photos.
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Video of the new Tigers display:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9JniVLCRz0

So the Porsche King Tiger and the Jagdtiger got a new paint job.
Looking forward to take pictures of all of them. I will be there a few days before Tankfest
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:45 am
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Not really sure why they painted them tan? I don't think either type was used in Italy.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:59 am
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It's a complex subject. This seems like a good starting point:
www.panzerworld.com/ge...e#late-war
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 10:31 am
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More info about the repainting:
blog.tiger-tank.com/ta...repainted/
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:01 am
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Who is attending Tankfest this year?
I will be there for the first time ever

Massimo
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:15 am
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I'll be there on Saturday. We could try to meet somewhere.

P-O

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:36 am
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I'm there Sunday
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:49 am
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Okay, so me and P-O can recognize each other.
For the others, I am 1.90 m, 100 kg, 47 years old.
I carry a black backpack with camera gear and a monopod hanging from it. Next to the Arena I will have a Canon camera with a long white lens. That should be sufficient Smile

See you there

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:32 pm
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The Light Tank Mk IV is being restored and run again:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aFTtd7d89U
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:56 am
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The "Tiger Collection" display is wonderful, the trip would be worthy even just to see it.

For those attending Tankfest. The StuG III had some steering issues earlier this week but now seems fine. The Jagdpanther entered the arena earlier today.

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The Jagdpanther keep having some technical issues. The Saint-Chamond is there. Seems like the Light Tank Mk IV was finished in time for the show and run.

Massimo
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:33 am
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Yesterday I've met with P-O and even managed to enjoy dinner together.

Today, by sheer chances, I've met Paul (aka Megashort). I was along the border of the Arena and one guy took a place just next to me, I recognized his peculiar Olympus gear and call him, he was Paul! Just incredible how we met among 8k people.

I am sorry I failed to meet Pzkpfw-e

Massimo

PS I've shot 2800 pictures in two days Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:16 pm
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Paul, who is way faster than me, already posted over 200 pics:
www.flickr.com/photos/...2516163643
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I took a hundred or so pictures. I'll leave it to the pros to post theirs!
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