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Big Mike

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Bovington Tankfest
« on: June 22, 2019, 07:59:08 AM »
Guys, I have booked a ticket to Tankfest at Bovington for the Friday. Is anyone else planning to go. A Panther and Jadgpanther are visiting this year. Sunday and Friday tickets are still available.

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Re: Bovington Tankfest
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 08:34:34 AM »
Sadly not this year - but it's something I've been meaning to go to for some time.

Do please let us know what you think of it, Mike!

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Re: Bovington Tankfest
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 08:49:55 AM »
I cannot go Mike, bit you have chosen excellent weather. Well planned!

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Re: Bovington Tankfest
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2019, 10:09:09 AM »
It’s always good to go, but we have found having done Tankfest 3 years in a row, and staying at a local campsite too, to go the next day and have a few beers with friends etc,that going every other year is a better thing to do;otherwise it gets a bit same (y) ????? Other than an odd tank or two it was, we found the same as the last year ??? Especially as a gamer I am then back at the venue a week or two after for the Wargames show, then it makes Bovington a bit of a chore.
Miles

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Re: Bovington Tankfest
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2019, 09:31:32 PM »
Have agreat day out Mike, where is the Panther from?

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Re: Bovington Tankfest
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2019, 10:38:15 PM »
Is the Panther the one confiscated from a private person in Germany?  Otherwise it is from the US collection that was sold off. Forget the name of the person who died (Littlefield?).


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Re: Bovington Tankfest
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2019, 04:34:39 PM »
Looking at the Bovi web site, it will be the one from Saumur.

'The 50 ton German war machine is part of the collection at the Musée des Blindés in Saumur. The restoration of the Panther and its transportation across the Channel has been generously funded by TANKFEST sponsors, World of Tanks'. 

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Re: Bovington Tankfest
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2019, 01:37:26 PM »
hope that you had a great day out and that it was not too hot to enjoy the show.

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Re: Bovington Tankfest
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2019, 08:20:33 PM »
Here's a link to the french equivalent of Tankfest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WP5LklgBys

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Re: Bovington Tankfest
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2019, 08:53:41 PM »
here's a couple of tanks this last summer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3OOVcOF7fw

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Re: Bovington Tankfest
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2019, 09:17:56 PM »
Nice clips, Les. I liked the Sherman doing what looked like a handbrake turn in the mud, and those big German tanks.