Author Topic: Bovington Tankfest 2019 (picture heavy)  (Read 983 times)

judgedredd

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on: July 02, 2019, 04:14:44 PM
So I went to Tankfest in Bovington this year. It was BUSY!!! There were 9000 people there and if anyone knows Bovington, they know that that is toooooo many people for Bovington tank museum.

It's a hell of a drive to get there...almost 4 hours...so it's not a journey I often make. However this year was worse. Instead of getting there at 10:00 when I had timed us leaving, we got there at 11:40 because the motorway was closed around Southampton and so all the traffic was going through Southampton...making it grid locked.

It was HOT. It was BUSY. But it was great too.

Here are some pics I took.




















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Reply #1 on: July 02, 2019, 04:24:20 PM
And there's more...




























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Reply #2 on: July 02, 2019, 04:32:33 PM
And more...





























Just a word about this tank...it was the actual tank used in the film Fury  :applause:

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That's it. Hope you enjoyed  :peace:

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Reply #7 on: July 02, 2019, 07:32:53 PM
Great pix!


Looks like someone used the rusty stow box on the side of the Japanese weenie tank for target practice.






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Reply #8 on: July 02, 2019, 07:37:34 PM
Good stuff, JD   :bigthumb:

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Reply #9 on: July 03, 2019, 07:21:49 AM
Very cool,



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Reply #10 on: July 03, 2019, 10:43:40 PM
Great photos, JD!  Thanks for sharing! 

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Reply #11 on: July 03, 2019, 11:02:15 PM
that looks like it was a pretty awesome day...  gonna have to put that on my bucket list

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Reply #12 on: July 04, 2019, 05:55:12 AM
Its been a lot of years since I went to Bovington, and its been much expanded and added to. Fantastic place.

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Reply #13 on: July 04, 2019, 06:49:15 AM
The amount of armour they have there is phenomenal - though quite a bit of it is in a huge shed and pretty well packed together, making photos difficult. But the museum is awesome with some cracking exhibits.

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Reply #14 on: July 14, 2019, 05:32:12 PM
I really can't recall what the wee US Armoured car was. It looked like a fun ride though.

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