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Rainy Helicopter Day

06/02/2016 6 comments

The February 2016 mini beano. A yellow Met Office warning for wind and rain. Asda Full English where it’s scrambled egg. Costa Coffee to watch the rain and a very friendly welcome from the International Helicopter Museum.

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Looking down the main hall from the entrance.   Mostly Lynxes.
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TOW launch tubes on a Lynx 3.   Westland WS-51 Dragonfly HR.Mk.5
IMG_7365   IMG_7374
Westland Wasp HAS.Mk.1   Mil Mi-8PS.
IMG_7382   IMG_7380
East German NVA Mil Mi-24D "Hind"   With a Mil Mi-4 "Hound" in the background.
IMG_7390   IMG_7397
     
IMG_7404   IMG_7411
Westland Wessex HAS Mk.3 XM328.   And its’ Dunking Sonar.
IMG_7413   IMG_7421
Bell UH-1H Iroquois    

Link to their site – http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk

The World's Largest Helicopter Museum
The World’s Largest Helicopter Museum

Two Javelins and Ice

16/01/2016 Leave a comment

One in a field

The other being rubbed down

Tanks in the Rain

04/01/2016 Leave a comment

Rather wet

And nearly needed a tank to get out

Tanks in the Rain

03/01/2016 Leave a comment

Tank Museum Bovington – Sunday 03 January 2016

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Why there were tanks.   And tanks was a code name.
IMG_7241   IMG_7246
Conqueror Mark I.   Chieftain Mark 12 with Stillbrew.
IMG_7249   IMG_7271
Challenger I.   Swedish Centurion. Strv 81 Medium Tank.
IMG_7275   IMG_7278
Ferret Mark 2/6 FV703 with Valiant Missiles.   A13 Mark III Covenanter. The worst tank ever?
IMG_7280   IMG_7285
Soviet KV-1B.   M46 General Patton.
IMG_7290   IMG_7293
Centurion.   Sherman Firefly.
IMG_7296   IMG_7299
Panther built under British control.   Tiger 131.
IMG_7316   IMG_7302
T72.   Leopard I and Chieftain.
IMG_7313   IMG_7310
T62.   Challenger II.
IMG_7305   IMG_7317
T72 and Chieftain.   Leopard I.

Tank Museum Bovington
Tank Museum Bovington

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection – January 2016

02/01/2016 Leave a comment

On a rather soggy Saturday 02 January 2015. A really friendly welcome.

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Pit stop for a touch of breakfast.   When in England, Full English.
IMG_20160102_094833465   IMG_7175
It was raining.   Nice and dry and warm inside.
IMG_7189   IMG_7209
Sea Harrier FA2 XZ457.   4 Falkland Kills. Active Service History
IMG_7207   IMG_7222
Sidewinder on XZ457.   XZ457, view from the rear.
IMG_7184   IMG_7185
WE177 and Cluster Bomb.   Scale model of JP233 and a Sparrow training round.
IMG_7197   IMG_7200
Jaguar GR1 XX734.   XX734.
IMG_7201   IMG_7202
Lightning F2A XN726.   XN726’s Firestreak.
IMG_7218   IMG_7213
Army and Navy, Scout and Wasp.   Rolls Royce Avon as fitted to the Comet.
IMG_7212   IMG_7224
Half scale retard bomb.   Aden gun pack.
IMG_7172   IMG_7228
Meteor MK D16/U16 WK800.   Noses.

 

Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

HMS Belfast

06/11/2015 Leave a comment

Grey day

Great Ship

Tanks and Rain–Bovington September 2015

13/09/2015 Leave a comment

And the odd fine ale. Saturday 12 September 2015.

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Premier Inn Full English Part 01.   Premier Inn Full English Part 02.
IMG_6950   IMG_6970
Iraqi T62.   Chieftain MK 5.
IMG_6972   IMG_6977
The Museum Observation Tower.   Ferret with Swingfire ATGW.
IMG_6983   IMG_7001
Churchill Mark I.   Challenger I, not part of the Museum.
IMG_7008   IMG_7015
FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank.   The reason The Tank was invented.
IMG_7018   IMG_7030
Tiger II.   King Tiger.
IMG_7036   IMG_7037
Jagdpanther.   A DUKW for Mr Manning.
IMG_7041   IMG_7048
Comet 1.   M26 General Patton.
IMG_7061   IMG_7063
Finish Sturmgeschutz III.   Centurion Mark 3.
IMG_7070   IMG_7066a
Leopard 1.   East German T-72M1.
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