Tanks for the Memories

Discussion in 'transport' started by Idris2002, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz


    The overgrown 11 year old boys who infest this forum have had threads for cars, for planes, for weird planes and planes that never were, but they've not yet had a thread for tanks.

    So here, to start you off, is a British Mark IV tank, circa 1918.
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  2. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    THINK, circa 1999
  3. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz


    For some reason - I can't quite put my finger on it - I don't think this one is real.
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  4. Enviro

    Enviro Make your assessment

    Space Hijackers attending DSEI 2007.
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  5. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

  6. Sweet FA

    Sweet FA ✪ Three rounds Lord, in my .44 ✪

  7. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

  8. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

  9. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    Sorry, no more memes from me. :D
  10. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

    Hey, likesfish, did you ever find that footage of the amphibious Soviet tank you mentioned once?
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  11. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    Down memory lane: that white tank?

    I worked in an office overlooking Brixton High Road and, when that tank came thundering by, at the best part of 30mph, the whole building would shake. :eek:
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  12. kebabking

    kebabking Not a Girly Swot, but I like them....

    Can have a ruling on whether we're being very specific about the definition of 'tanks' - are we restricted to the pure version, the Main Battle Tank, or are we open to a much larger genre of 'big, heavy shit with tracks'? that includes recovery vehicles, self-propelled guns, armoured infantry carriers and the like?
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  13. DaveCinzano


    I like the modeller who recreated the ‘Pink Tank’ (an old Czechoslovak T34) from 1 Mandela Way in diorama form:

    Armorama :: Pink Tank

    PINK TANK.jpg


    diorama 1.jpg diorama 2.jpg diorama 3.jpg
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  14. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    Big heavy shit with tracks. IMO.
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  15. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

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  16. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz

  17. Septimus Rufiji

    Septimus Rufiji inventor of the cauliflower

    :eek: I designed that tank when I was 9 :eek: WHERE'S MY FUCKING MONEY, VICKERS
  18. Cid

    Cid 嗯嗯


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  19. Cid

    Cid 嗯嗯

  20. Cid

    Cid 嗯嗯


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  21. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

    Anyone got any marshmallows?

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  22. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

  23. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

  24. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    My dad used to build tanks. It's possibly what killed him (the materials that were used - his doc said it's likely what caused his cancer, and indeed it's the same cancer that killed my granddad, who worked with him -- my mum's dad, not my dad's dad).

    I got to ferret around inside a tank on an open day one year. Felt like Maggie, I did.

    He worked at Chilwell Depot. It was a shell factory before it built tanks. Apparently every other shell that was fired during WWI was made there.
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  25. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Ooohhh, I went to Bovington last year ...
    camera was being a bit arsey and I didn't have much luck with it, got a few shots.
    btm - Tank Museum, Bovington

    some big toys there !

    A few years ago I got to drive a Ferret - around a busy campsite ! and, no, I didn't cause mayhem, but it was great fun. The following afternoon I was in the "turret" of a Warrior, managed to traverse it and almost got the sergeant with the barrel ...
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  26. Ax^

    Ax^ Silly Rabbit

  27. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei


    there are about 20 of these in Kiev these days
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  28. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Just found this question in Parliament about the closure of the workshops at Chilwell REME Workshop, Chilwell (Hansard, 23 February 1987) - this will be when my dad was made redundant. I guess I thought it was later than that, but obviously not. He went on to work for Royal Ordnance in Nottingham, but didn't like it, and moved on to ZF Gears. He liked it there, and he got to go to West Germany for them during the 1990 World Cup and was in a bar there for the semi between England and W Germany :D Thankfully he wasn't much of a football fan so no tears (or blood) were spilled that night :D
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  29. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    My experience with tanks is limited to a very brief ride in a Saudi M60. It seemed like a very noisy, hot and claustrophobic way to go to war.
  30. Idris2002

    Idris2002 halle bleibt stolz


    "Fuck off, tree". (German propaganda pic, apparently)
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