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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.
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Iraqi T62.   Chieftain MK 5.
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The Museum Observation Tower.   Ferret with Swingfire ATGW.
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Churchill Mark I.   Challenger I, not part of the Museum.
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FV4030/4 Challenger 1 Tank.   The reason The Tank was invented.
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Tiger II.   King Tiger.
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Jagdpanther.   A DUKW for Mr Manning.
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Comet 1.   M26 General Patton.
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Finish Sturmgeschutz III.   Centurion Mark 3.
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Leopard 1.   East German T-72M1.

Tanks and Rain

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The rain later stopped

And some excellent photos were had

The Vulcan and The Queen’s Head

09/08/2015 Leave a comment

The Jet Age Museum

And a classic English Country Pub

Sunny Jet Age Museum

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Saturday 08 August

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Bedwas was Summery.   Tesco Extra Brockworth – Breakfastville.
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And the till was down, no clubcard points.   Doing a @trafficsham
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The sunny and reflective museum.   Gloster Meteor T7 WF784.
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And tail first.   Gloster Meteor NF(T) WS
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XM569    
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Gloster Javelin FAW9 – XH903 and Firestreak    
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IMG_6922   IMG_6930

 

Map picture

All Three V Bombers

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Cold War Museum – RAF Cosford

Vulcan, Victor and Valiant

Helicopter Museum Weston Super Mare June 2015

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On a rather soggy Saturday morning in June 2015. I crossed the bridge, breakfasted in Asda and visited the Weston Super Mare Helicopter Museum.

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The start was wet.   Weston was wet too.
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Cashback yes, fried eggs no.   4G outside, 3G inside. 800MHz needed.
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It’s a frog. Tasted of chocolate.   Helicopter Museum. Sky edited for extra blueness.
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Looking in from outside.   Bristol Belvedere HC Mk.1, XG452.
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Westland WG-13.   Lync-3 and TOW launchers.
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Mil Mi-8PS,10618.   Mil Mi-4 "Hound", 9147, C/N. 09147.
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Mil Mi-24D "Hind", 96+26/421, C/N. 230270110073.    
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Westland Wasp HAS Mk.1, XT443, C/n. F.9613.   If you find this torpedo?
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Westland Wessex 60, G-AVNE, C/n. WA561.   Close up of nose art.
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Bell UH-1H Iroquois, 66-16579, C/N. 8771. and Hughes OH-6A Cayuse, 67-16506.   MBB Bo105M, 81+00.

The Tank Museum Video – May 2015

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It’s just as well I had a backup plan

Because I needed one

Tank Museum Bovington – May 2015

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And guess who left his SLR in the Premier Inn.

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View from the car park.   And they expect children.
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Target practice.   Chieftain, sort of gate guardian.
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T-62.   A22 Churchill Mark II.
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Centurion in cover.   And from the front.
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Turrets.   Challenger Prototype.
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SD KFZ 182 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI AUSF B – King Tiger

  Tiger II
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Challenger 2 V5 Prototype.   T-62
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T-72   Chieftain
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Leopard I   Centurion
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Challenger 1 MBT Mark 3   Swedish Centurion

Jet Age Museum April 2015 – The Video

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The Rain

Into the Spring Sun

Jet Age Museum – April 11 2015

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Always worth a visit to this friendly and informative museum. The Vulcan is still being painted (should be ready by April 25 2015) and the second Javelin, well, that’s a lot of work.

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As usual, guided by Waze. And Bagpuss.   Soggy to start.
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Meteors in the Spring Sun.   Under the plastic is the cockpit of Vulcan B.2 XM569.
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Gloster Javelin FAW9 Serial XH903.    
     
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Gloster Meteor F8 – WH364.    
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More Javelin.    
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And outside.    
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