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flibby -> Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/8/2012 12:40:46 PM)

It's an excellent trip to make and i would recommend it to any WW2 buffs. We went on the way back from Southern France, and whilst i don't think the Mrs enjoyed it as much as me she's still smiling next to that King Tiger!

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Pzkfw III

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Konig Tiger

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Nebels




flibby -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/8/2012 12:45:37 PM)

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T55 recovered from Iraq after Desert Storm

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This was listed as an /85 variant, however i thought the 85mm had a muzzle brake?

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My Favourite




flibby -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/8/2012 12:48:44 PM)

Finally the awesome Zimeritt coated Tiger.

Being rudely blocked!

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flibby -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/8/2012 12:54:28 PM)

Some French 'funnies' - seriously easy to see when next to them how they were useless in 1940.

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If only they had had this...

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Yogi the Great -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/8/2012 3:18:40 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: flibby

It's an excellent trip to make and i would recommend it to any WW2 buffs. We went on the way back from Southern France, and whilst i don't think the Mrs enjoyed it as much as me she's still smiling next to that King Tiger!



What King Tiger?
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Sorry, actually looks like a great place to visit, nice pictures.




junk2drive -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/8/2012 3:27:05 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Yogi the Great


quote:

ORIGINAL: flibby

It's an excellent trip to make and i would recommend it to any WW2 buffs. We went on the way back from Southern France, and whilst i don't think the Mrs enjoyed it as much as me she's still smiling next to that King Tiger!



What King Tiger?
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Sorry, actually looks like a great place to visit, nice pictures.


"Does this tank make me look fat?"




vonRocko -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/8/2012 3:35:10 PM)

Great shots! Thanks for sharing them.




flibby -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/8/2012 4:08:14 PM)

Yes i would definately recommend it. Has anyone been to any other tank museums? i've been to Bovington Tank museum in Dorset, but would be interested if anyone has been to the Soviet or US ones.




Rick -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/8/2012 7:15:44 PM)


Nice pics, thanks for sharing those.

Rick




redcoat -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/9/2012 12:20:52 AM)


Yup. Nice pics. I will have to visit the place sometime.

IIRC the T-34/85 didn't have a muzzle brake. Perhaps you are thinking of the IS-II - which did?




Titanwarrior89 -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/9/2012 1:35:06 AM)

great photos!




Perturabo -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/9/2012 1:57:43 AM)

Nice photos.

I never realized that King Tigers were so big. Games like Close Combat don't really give a sense of size of these monsters.




oldspec4 -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/9/2012 2:13:52 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: flibby

Yes i would definately recommend it. Has anyone been to any other tank museums? i've been to Bovington Tank museum in Dorset, but would be interested if anyone has been to the Soviet or US ones.


Yep..been to the armored museum (Patton Museum) at Ft. Knox, Ky. a couple of years ago. IIRC, they had a full side cutout of a Tiger II on display.




rosseau -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/9/2012 3:39:40 AM)

Thanks for showing these. The closest I'll get is Aberdeen (MD) I'm afraid.




sterckxe -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/9/2012 10:19:04 AM)

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ORIGINAL: flibby
Yes i would definately recommend it. Has anyone been to any other tank museums? i've been to Bovington Tank museum in Dorset, but would be interested if anyone has been to the Soviet or US ones.


We've been to Saumur as well - my highlights there were the Israeli Merkava, those French behemoth tanks from the fifties and the Italian WW2 armour - talk about rickety boxes.

As one guy in our group actually speaks Russian we've been dreaming about going to the Stalingrad tank museum but time & costs ...

If you're into WW2 hardware, the Diekirch (Luxemburg) museum is tops and several towns and villages in the Ardennes have "Bulge" stuff on crossroads or town memorials. Most impressive is a Panther in Grand Mesnil and a real, fabulous King Tiger in almost perfect condition on the side of the road in La Gleize.

Greetz,

Eddy Sterckx










redcoat -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/9/2012 12:03:16 PM)


There is a Frenchman called Pierre-Olivier Buan who has done an excellent job compiling photo files (PDF format) of tanks and other AFVs in museums and private collections around the world. His work is updated on a regular basis and can be found on his website here:

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Panzers.html


A few random PDFs from his collection:

Tiggers:

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Tigers.pdf

Panthers:

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Panthers.pdf

British Cruisers:

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Cruiser_Tanks.pdf

French WW2 tanks:

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_French_Tanks.pdf




sterckxe -> RE: Trip to Musee Des Blindes (1/9/2012 4:37:23 PM)

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ORIGINAL: redcoat

There is a Frenchman called Pierre-Olivier Buan who has done an excellent job compiling photo files (PDF format) of tanks and other AFVs in museums and private collections around the world. His work is updated on a regular basis and can be found on his website here:

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Panzers.html


Whew - great link - looks pretty complete to me when I checked if all the "locals" were in his archive

Greetz,

Eddy Sterckx





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