The Victory show. 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by von Poop, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    went to 'The Victory Show' this weekend. Not half bad, quite a few trucks and bits of Armour & one of the better reenactment displays I've seen. little displays from a Hurricane, 2 p-51's, Spitfire & a Tucano?? (not sure why.). One of the Mustang pilots provided the days highpoint as he burst from the treeline to buzz the showground at very low altitude, made the missus duck & she's not the nervous type :D . This chaps display actually managed to make the following Spitfire look quite dull...
    Apologies for the quality (& volume) of pics, foolishly Only took digital compact.


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    M18 Hellcat

    Attack of the Giant sprogs:
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    Nicely preserved ex-Norwegian army Krad.


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    Toy guns bad for kids? Ok then...

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  2. lancesergeant

    lancesergeant Senior Member

    VP, are they the same re-enactors that were at Beltring and Bov.
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    VP, are they the same re-enactors that were at Beltring and Bov.
    A fair few of them were but we got the feeling there were a few more Northeners amongst 'em (show's in Leicestershire). Saw the most convincing looking Tommies I've yet seen and very few with that 'who ate all the rations?' look. Yanks were definitely the same as at tankfest and on the whole convincing. We got the impresion there's a real effort being made on fitness & fatness. And I've got to hand it to the Germans who stayed in the same hole as a burning hay-roll. I've... errr... been present when one of those has gone up and I wouldn't get within 20 feet of it, you could feel the heat in the crowd which was a fair distance away.
  4. jacobtowne

    jacobtowne Senior Member

    Nice photos, thanks for posting. And that's one beauty of a Mustang.
    I like the one of the little fellow with the Vickers.
    Those teeth on the M5 - is that the hedgerow cutter improvised in Normandy?
  5. lancesergeant

    lancesergeant Senior Member

    Perhaps they've been reading the forums and taking in what's been said - lol. A good thing though, as seeing it with your own eyes makes it sink in better than any book. Couldn't see the SS group there, but saying that I think they were from round London/ Home Counties.
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Jacobtowne, Cheers, Yep, that's a mocked up 'Cullen' device, no idea how much use it would've been on a Stuart though? The Mustang pilot was a loon, fantastic sound too, I'd like to know more on the history of that airframe, anyone?

    LS, the SS bods were there but seemingly without their 'bikerish' contingent, normal wehrmacht dominated though, roundabout Saving private Ryan/Band of Brothers time the Germans seemed to have really benefitted from working with advisors on the films but it looks like the other mobs are catching up, soon to overtake.
  7. jacobtowne

    jacobtowne Senior Member

    "I'll beat to you the airfield!"

  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    "I'll beat to you the airfield!"

    If the P51 had the same pilot as the one I saw I might consider putting my money on him ;)
  9. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    Put me in the Mustang and your money is safe. :D

    PS. I want the diddy tanks, and the BIG gun.
  10. jacobtowne

    jacobtowne Senior Member

    I'd like to know more on the history of that airframe, anyone?

    Can't help there, but here are a few shots taken in the Pacific.

    The overhead view is at Iwo Jima.

    The middle photo shows boresighting the six .50 caliber machine guns.

  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    she's not the nervous type
    What not even after living with you!
    Lovely children, can't be yours.
    Christmas at Poop's house.
    Missus VP lovely glass landmine.
    Children a real Vickers MMG.
    Adam, any Tank.
    Photos are excellent.Only took digital compact
    How good is your other one then?
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    How good is your other one then?
    1000 times better.
    100 times less annoying.
    Not digital.
    (remember film? mmmmmmm, Silver Halide... I miss it so.):mad:
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Does this look more "real"?
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Does this look more "real"?
    Probably not, that's a very lucky enlargement from a much bigger shot and it's probably the best reenactor shot I've taken yet, the digital fuzziness actually suits it, sort of film grainy, looks quite nice in B&W too.

    edit: aha! I see you've done the honours.... that's faking the historical record that is :p
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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  17. PanzerGav

    PanzerGav Junior Member

    I went to the 2006 show, particulary enjoyed the mock battle and seeing the classic war planes flying display, well recommended show.

    Welcome to the Victory Show 2007
  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    All in all, a jolly good show:
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    Some fine and rare vehicles, one of the best mock battles I've ever seen (if only for sheer pyrotechnic exuberance!) and some nicely displayed planes, Mustang, Yak, Dakota, & a Spitfire 'dogfighting' with the Me109 (Buchon) above. You don't see that everyday.

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    And conclusive proof that being too interested in Planes can make you a bit... strange ;) :

  20. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    The "ME109" is in fact a Casa1119 rather than a ME108 which was a four seater.

    The man in the dinghy looks nice and relaxed and enjoying a float on the water on a rather good day!

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