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Thun. Panzermuseum
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 7:03 pm
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Along the years I accumulated, literally, thousands of pictures from Thun. I am trying to summarize what's available over there into a photogallery on Flickr. At the time of writing I am not done yet:
www.flickr.com/photos/...930412808/


LTL-H M-7562 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:44 pm
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Nahkampfkanone I by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:37 am
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Nahkampfkanone II Gustav by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:00 am
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And what a background for a museum! Any photos of the outdoor displays covered in snow?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:10 am
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Not all tanks over there can be framed with the Alps as background, but I like that effect. I am glad you noticied it.

I wonder how it can be covered by snow too, but in order to reach Thun I have to travel 4 hours. I am afraid it wouldn't be worth only for trying a few shots.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:19 pm
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Thun offers more than a few unique vehicles. This is a Swiss Centurion that was turned into bridgelayer in England. Later on, based on this experience, the Swiss Army adopted a bridgelayer tank, but it was based on Pz 68 chassis. This remains a unique prototype:


Centurion Bridgelayer by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:55 pm
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Another alpine background here
Note also the coaxial 20 mm gun, it was kind of a trend in those days. Pz 61 had the same, but it was replaced by a machine gun during an upgrade


Pz 58 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:56 pm
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In fact, among surviving Pz 61 there is only that still has the coaxial 20 mm gun, it's in Full:
www.flickr.com/photos/...4088553191

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:18 pm
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Panzer 61 M-77633 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:19 pm
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Panzer 68/88 M-78025 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:54 pm
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Another unique prototype:


Saurer Tartaruga M-0856 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:14 pm
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M47 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:50 pm
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Here is the M48:


M48 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:37 am
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The set just reached 300 pics, including now M4A4, M31 and M7 Priest:
www.flickr.com/photos/...930412808/

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Just a filler message to move to next page Smile
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