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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    I think I would like to take a ride in ALL of those beasties, Carl! Spoiled for choice, definitely - which one(s) did you and your mate pick?

    All the best,
    Matt
    Hehehe there is a clue to one of my rides in Part 3 of the blog I just posted, but the detail will have to wait for Part 4.

    PS the vehicles in the photo weren't even half those available to ride

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    Beautiful pictures, Carl! This is definitely a world-class museum The WW2 section has some real treasures - great to see the Matilda and Valentine, and the Tiger turret top is a cool point of display...

    Looking forward to Round 4.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    That's a cracking museum Carl, thanks for posting the pics.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    WOW great photos. Some of those I have only seen pictures of in books so it is great to see them up close.
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    Here are some I have seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    That's a cracking museum Carl, thanks for posting the pics.
    My pleasure Dave, more yet to come.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    WOW great photos. Some of those I have only seen pictures of in books so it is great to see them up close.
    On many of their vehicles the hatches are open so you can view the crew compartments, which for the most part are in pristine condition.

    As an example these photos are of the interior of the M3 Grant tank .....

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    ..... with the turret interior and breach of the 37mm gun .....

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    ..... and a view of the driver's seat and breach of the sponson mounted 75mm.

    Like I said I took ALOT of photos but I would probably crash Keith's servers if I uploaded them ALL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Brisgamer View Post

    More WW2 armoured fighting vehicles than you can comfortably examine in eight hours!

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    Well, as long as you don't go shaking sticks at them, you should be OK.

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    Mine also has their hatch open on the Grant. When you look inside you wonder how they did what they did in such cramped spaces. Here is Stuart side view and inside shot.

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    The last blog post covering my visit to the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum is up - http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/ent...airns-(Part-4)

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    I hope you have enjoyed these pictorial tours. For any Australian (or international) members with an interest in military history this museum is an absolute must-see venue. I have already organised a return trip next year with a large group from Brisbane. Given the AAAM is expanding it's collection next year to include a Sherman Firefly, a Cromwell, two models of Panzer IV and a Panther Ausf A as well as adding an entire new 3200 square metre wing I think there will be plenty more to see!

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    Great blog Carl. 'Tanks' for all the pics.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Great pics again, noticed the change in headgear Carl, or is it Karl now...

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Great pics again, noticed the change in headgear Carl, or is it Karl now...
    Just one of many purchases made at the well-stocked museum shop.

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    Great pictures of 'Riding in Tanks' - it looks like you and Ash had a marvelous time. Those tanks slated for inclusion for the expansion will be wonderful.

    Thanks again for setting up the blog and sharing all of these photos.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Great photo and descriptions. Must have been fun to be able to ride in those vehicles.

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    Many thanks (& Rep) for all the wonderful photos & info Carl!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    Thanks for the feedback gentlemen, I am glad you enjoyed the photographic tour.

    I am going to see about uploading my videos to Youtube, I will post links when I am done.

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    What a fanTANKstic trip you had!


    Would love to get up close and personal with those.
    I would definitely have wanted to try out the Stuart.

    Thanks again for posting, Karl *

    * if the hat fits, wear it


    Rep gun is unfortunately jammed at this time.
    Have some Virtual Rep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumptonian View Post
    What a fanTANKstic trip you had!


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    My tank visit is next weekend. Different tanks for the great ones you have but still some good tanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    My tank visit is next weekend. Different tanks for the great ones you have but still some good tanks.
    Where are you planning to visit Bob?

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    There is a place in Nokesville VA that has a show. The pictures I have posted are from there. They run some around a track and it is good to see them run. They also have a Marine demo team that shows how a squad would attack a bunker. The flame thrower is actually from WWII, but getting old.

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