Tankfest 2011 photos - videos to follow later

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Tankfest 2011 photos - videos to follow later

Joined: March 21st, 2001, 6:58 pm

June 26th, 2011, 12:58 pm #1

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Joined: November 28th, 2004, 8:58 pm

June 26th, 2011, 2:17 pm #2

Thanks for sharing the pics Olaf, especially the ones of the Chally2TES.
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Joined: March 21st, 2001, 6:58 pm

June 26th, 2011, 3:21 pm #3

Guys,

I'm in the process of uploading videos. Challenger 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0Qzu8gSL_U) and Tortoise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK1areJasT0) are up already, with more being worked on. To find them, go to the Youtube web site and do a search for my username: okievit

You'll find older videos from Bovington and Duxford as well.

Enjoy,

Olaf
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Joined: March 21st, 2001, 6:58 pm

June 26th, 2011, 4:23 pm #4

Last one done: Khalid! (n/t)
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Joined: April 19th, 2005, 1:40 am

June 26th, 2011, 4:44 pm #5

I would have never guessed the Tortise was a runner.

A US veteran is someone who, at one point, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including their life.'
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 4:44 pm

June 26th, 2011, 8:13 pm #6

Great photo. Like Shawn, I would never have guessed it was a runner.
How many engines does it have?

Are the coupling type devices on the front for a tow-bar?
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Joined: March 23rd, 2009, 11:38 pm

June 26th, 2011, 11:15 pm #7

First time it's run for 60 years apparently.
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Joined: March 9th, 2002, 4:17 pm

June 27th, 2011, 6:16 am #8

Looking forward to the rest of these Olaf, great photos. And we've got a modelling article on that uparmoured Challenger II coming too!
Cheers
David

www.guidelinepublications.co.uk
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Joined: May 21st, 2005, 9:31 am

June 27th, 2011, 7:03 am #9

I would have never guessed the Tortise was a runner.

A US veteran is someone who, at one point, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including their life.'
I went on Saturday and the Tortoise only did one run past due to reliability worries.

All the vehicles were parked up afterwards to let people get a close look and I asked a young lad who was crewing the Tortoise about the issues. He told me they had given the vehicle a check over in the workshops and replaced various perished hoses and basically serviced it and it then ran. Then just before the event while running it ( possibly the day before) a metal pipe to the bottom of a radiator fractured, normally the radiators would unbolt and swing to allow access but were seized in place so they spent 16 hours effecting a 'temporary' repair but were not sure how long it would last.

So thanks to them and their hard work because it was a very impressive sight and I suppose with more time will be repaired properly and we can see it run at future events
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Joined: March 21st, 2001, 6:58 pm

June 27th, 2011, 7:25 am #10

Looking forward to the rest of these Olaf, great photos. And we've got a modelling article on that uparmoured Challenger II coming too!
Cheers
David

www.guidelinepublications.co.uk
Thanks David, I'll be in touch (n/t)
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