Public Tanks

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

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  1. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    I'll be in front of you in the queue. My peepers are heading south for the winter at a rate of knots these days!

    Magnifying glass plus jam jar lense on order, much to the amusement of pals.

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
  2. Juha

    Juha Junior Member

    Near Petsamo not so far west from Murmansk
     

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  3. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

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    Ravensbruck, Germany
     
  4. Marco

    Marco Senior Member

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    Praag, Czech Republic
     
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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Wonderful shot shared by @OldPicPoster on Twitter.
    "Suffragette....Flora Drummond giving a speech, at St George's Plateau, Liverpool in 1917"

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  6. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Which WW1 tank had a centrally mounted 6-pounder? Or is that actually an MG in a protective tube?
     
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  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Looks like it might be the cooling shroud on the Lewis gun.
     
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  8. Vintage Wargaming

    Vintage Wargaming Well-Known Member

    That must be a Female Tank then
     
  9. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    Its a Mk IV Male. All Mk IVs had a Lewis in the cab. It has a 3 digit Home Service number and is one of the tanks used as a tank bank to sell war bonds. All of these were male tanks with 6 pounders in sponsons.
     
  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Is she wearing, gasp ........ FUR?
     
  11. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    Tank HS number 113 was named Julian probably after Julian Byng commander of the Tank Corps. Other Tank Banks were Nelson, Old Bill,and Egbert. Having managed to track their journeys mainly through newspaper reports, Julian was by far the most widely travelled and ended its days in Scotland in 1919. The Liverpool Tank Week which ended 15/12/1917 raised £2,061,012 in war loans. Julian then moved on to Manchester.
     
  12. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

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  13. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake All over the place.... Patron

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    New colours - modern camouflage...
     
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  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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  16. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    "Well the ministry did say they wanted to prototype ceramic armour"
     
  17. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    It's probably been mentioned elsewhere, but the former public tanks outside the D-Day museum in Portsmouth are now aboard the LCT there.
     
  18. Owen

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    If anyone is visiting Pakistan , there was a M47 on display awhile back.

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    Mishal, pictured reporting from Abbottabad

    Found that photo here.
    'Your tribe need to behave like proper English children': What BBC's Mishal Husain was told by shopper in supermarket ~ News Conner


    The Indians also have a Pakistani M47 on display.
    Bengaluru: Gems of Bengaluru: Tale of the tank (indiatimes.com)

    The captured M-47 Patton Tank from 1965 Indo-Pakistan war
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    also A day in the life of a tank: The last stand | India News,The Indian Express

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  19. smdarby

    smdarby Patron Patron

    I did a tour of American Civil War battlefields during the summer and passed this Stuart in a small town in Virginia. Can't remember the name of the town - it was somewhere between Five Forks Battlefield and Appomattox Court House (possibly Crewe?). Never seen "Non-Combat" on the side of a tank before.

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