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Saumur's Carrousel 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:55 pm
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Hello,

I'm glad to tell you that I will assist to Saumur Tank Museum's Carrousel that will happen on Friday 22 July. Here is the list of the vehicles that will be run this year :

Camion Renault et canon de 75mm
FT 17
Somua S35
B1 Bis
FCM 36
Panzer II
Sdkfz 251
OT 810
Valentine
Matilda
Sherman
Bren carrier
Luchs
Kettenkrad
Opel Blitz
Hetzer
Jeep
GMC
Panther
Trippelwagen
TD M10
AMM8
Half track
Scout car
Stuart
Alligator
Crabe
T34
BTR 152
M24 Chaffee
M47 Patton
AMX 13 SS11
MTLB
BMP
T 62
Panhard HOT
M113
Centurion
AMX 30 B2
T72
M114
AMX 30 AUF1
X8A Démonstrateur de Mobilité 8x8 à roues directrices - Renault X8A ( 8 x 8 ) mobility demonstrator
DPE (Démonstrateur à propulsion électrique - electric drive demonstrator)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:41 pm
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I am officially envy Smile

One day I will manage to watch Saumur's Carrousel and Bovington Tankfest. In the meantime I better get a good telephoto lens Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:23 pm
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well Massimo, one can take correct photos with a normal camera :



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:43 pm
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It depends on the situation, when vehicles are distant, a compact camera just doesn't work. Even my current 200 mm lens wouldn't be sufficient, you need at least 300 mm, 400 mm would be better (even considering the 1.6x factor on my Canon).

I considered getting a Canon 100-400, but it was designed in 1998 and I keep hoping Canon will ship an updated version. It would be handy for airshows too.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:31 pm
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yes, but the vehicles are not very distant at the Carrousel.

Look at the photos I took in 2007 :







(of course these are the better ones I was able to take.)

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Looking at these and the ones shot by other people during Tankfest, looks like a 70-300 could be fine.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:05 pm
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What about King? Don't see it in a list.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:27 am
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- Koluchiy
What about King? Don't see it in a list.


It didn't run yesterday and will probably not run today. I don't know why, if it is due to a mechanical problem or another reason.

The FCM-36, which was restored to running condition in 2009, had a mechanical problem and was not able to run yesterday.

I was able to take some photos of the two AMX-30 AUF-1s that the museum received this year, as well as the Jordanian Challenger which the museum got for a Panther Ausf. A.

I will post them later today.

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some photos from the Carrousel :

the VBCI (sincerely, I thought it was a vehicle as small as the VAB, but it's really big indeed):


the Jordanian Challenger, that the museum got for the Panther Ausf. A :




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