Public Tanks

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by von Poop, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Thinking of what's becoming my traditional Christmas Day Visit to the Grizzly & Churchill crocodile parked up outside Southsea's DDay museum I wondered if anyone could point me in the direction of any other AFVs or Military Vehicles on 'easy access' display in public places that I could go and have a clamber over if passing?

    Is there a tank in your town?

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    (Southsea Churchill picture from here as I can't seem to find any of the hundreds I've taken over the years :rolleyes:)

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Here's the Grizzly taken a year or two ago.
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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I keep meaning to visit the WW1 mk.IV parked in the street at Ashford, Kent, but haven't done. I believe it's been used as an electricity substation in it's time...
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    Panorama here:
    BBC - Kent - In Pictures - A tank in Ashford
     
  4. freebird

    freebird Senior Member

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  5. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Senior Member

    What's that Sherman doing with the German tracks?

    tom
     
  6. freebird

    freebird Senior Member

    I don't know if anyone will be strolling through the streets of Ukraine... When I was in Simferopol, Crimea I found this one in "Victory Square"

    P.S. Why do my pics only come up as thumbnails?
     

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  7. Tom Houlihan

    Tom Houlihan Junior Member

    What's that Sherman doing with the German tracks?

    Wow, good catch, Tom! Good question, too!
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I see what you mean about the Germanic looking tracks. Technically it's a Grizzly rather than a Sherman (Canadian produced M4a1) and it seems they all wore that pattern originally.
    Looking here: Sherman Register - Track types they're 'Canadian Dry pin pattern'.
    Really very 'Panzerish' aren't they.

    (By the way Freebird, I'm going to bolt together a 'how to use the forum' thread soonish that should answer any picture posting queries :)).

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    P.S. Why do my pics only come up as thumbnails?

    Because they are added as attacthments.
    I sometimes just copy and paste an image, which then appears larger or add URL link from my PhotoBucket account.
    That photo of my kids and Grizzly are from our My Space page.
     
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    If you want to insert an image that shows larger it's a good idea to get a free photobucket account so you can save the picture and upload it to there,resize it to a sensible level, then use the 'insert image' Icon on the advanced posting window or just paste in the handy code that photobucket supplies to paste in directly to the text and the forum will recognise it and display the image.

    If cutting and pasting from sites (something I'd generally discourage) or using the direct url of an image try and give a credit to the site you're using as it's only polite. Some won't allow this image linking, but most people are ok with it as long as a link is given too. Most that have a problem will have a copyright message explaining so, or will have disabled the facility.

    I will build a thread on this with illustrations of all the icons for a better explanation.
     
  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  12. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Problem with my photo is its too sunny, Owen's picture looks better especially with the hat!!!
     
  13. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    Technically it's a Grizzly rather than a Sherman (Canadian produced M4a1) and it seems they all wore that pattern originally.
    Looking here: Sherman Register - Track types they're 'Canadian Dry pin pattern'.
    Really very 'Panzerish' aren't they.

    Cheers,
    Adam.

    That, believe it or not, is one of my very favourite web pages of all time. Sherman track types, I just can't get enough. The Canadian Dry pin track required a different sprocket with 17 horns rather than the standard Sherman 13 horn type.
     
  14. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

    How about this Comet tank in Thetford forest?

    Its a tribute to the 7th Armoured Division ( or the desert rats ) who trained here during the war.
     

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  15. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

    Heres a better pic
     

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  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Good call, I'd forgotten about that one... though I don't think I'd be doing any clambering...

    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Comet

    It's a Cromwell.
     
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Whoops.
    The chap who restored that shell also has another he wants to get into running order, though I seem to recall he was still looking for a turret.
     
  19. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    There is the T-34 in Bermondsey
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  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    There is the T-34 in Bermondsey
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    I hadn't seen that paint job, very nice.
    Might have to track it down next time I'm there.
     

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