British Tanks and Armour - Bovington Camp

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by The Cooler King, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Here are some recent Images that I would like to share which I took at the fantastic Bovington Tank Museum.............

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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Valiant never fails to raise a smile.
    'Possibly one of the worst tanks ever made.'
  3. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Got to love the Valentine 17 Pdr SP... and Churchill!
  4. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    good day cooler tanks and armour-bovington camp.great selection of armour photo'sthey all look like they could inflict damage,thank you for sharing.regards bernard85 :m7:
  5. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Thanks for posting

  6. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    You missed the ones that had us scared to death at times the Pz Mk V1- and the PzMk V- if the pre war "leaders' didn't argue so much- we might have had the
    Comet with 17 pounder in 1942 as well…

  7. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    I agree with Tom Cannings post No6 regarding the huge difference in Armour thickness and Canon calibre.

    When you see the likes of a Churchill next to a Tiger or Panther it makes me cringe that our troops were ordered to go up against tanks that could stand off and pick off their Targets well before the Allied Tanks could get in range.

    Do I see two King Tigers in your photographs? One with the later Henschel Turret in the background?

  9. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Yes I remember that thread - sadly you missed visiting Sapper - shame as Sheila serves a great cup of tea and a few hours

    of laughter at the stupidity of it all…

  10. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Tom.........Time permitting I will be there next time around..........!

    Smudger, Yes the museum is very fortunate in having both examples of the King Tiger - a remarkable tank!.

    No one can seriously doubt the might of the Panzer Force!

    Von Poop what did they say about the Valiant......The sole Valiant was retained by the School of tank technology, where students were treated to an inspection of it at the end of their course and invited to find fault. David Fletcher wrote of this: "One hopes they started early in the morning."


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