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Visit to IWM Duxford Land Warfare Hanger
« on: May 01, 2013, 08:16:03 PM »
IWM Duxford is well known as a former Battle of Britain fighter station and now as an aircraft museum, however they have a truly excellent land warfare hanger which houses a number of working vehicles.
Here are just a few of the vehicles parked outside the main hanger.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/Russian122mmM1974_02_zpsdf6187c4.jpg
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Russian 122mm M1974

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Russian 122mm M1974

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/RussianSA-13_03_zps1235ea96.jpg
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Russian SA-13

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Russian SA-13

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/RussianPSzH_zps5ad87980.jpg
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Russian PSzH

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/RussianT34andSA-13_zpsc064ec34.jpg
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Russian T34 and SA-13

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/RussianMT-LB_zps592d85a8.jpg
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Russian MT-LB

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/RussianT55_02_zpsf1cd858a.jpg
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Russian T55

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/RussianT55_01_zpsca57c048.jpg
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Russian T55

More to follow....


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Re: Visit to IWM Duxford Land Warfare Hanger
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 08:22:06 PM »
More images from IWM Duxford

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/RussianT55andBritishMarconiMarksman_zpsd9219836.jpg
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Russian T55 and British Marconi Marksman

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/RussianZSU23-4_02_zpsc7df31a7.jpg
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Russian ZSU 23-4

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Russian ZSU 23-4

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/CzechVT055A_zpsc1b1c488.jpg
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Czech VT-55A

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/RussianT62_02_zpsed7a6dd3.jpg
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Russian T62

It is sad to see some of the these vehicles in such a poor state of repair.
 

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Re: Visit to IWM Duxford Land Warfare Hanger
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 08:31:00 PM »
Images from IWM Duxford

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/BritishBvS10_02_zpsba95a274.jpg
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British Royal Marine BvS 10 troop carrier

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/BritishValentineMkIII_zps6bb2bb23.jpg
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British Valentine Mk.III tank

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/British432_zps32751252.jpg
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British 432 troop carrier fitted with mine clearance system

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/BritishGiantViper_zps7eeead7e.jpg
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British Giant Viper Mine Field Clearance System

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/BirtishCenturionAVRE165_zps1ec95d54.jpg
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British Centurion AVER 165

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/matzos/Duxford%20-%20Land%20warfare/Brazilian127mmSARAJEEL-30_zps2ccf0152.jpg
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Brazilian 127 SARAJEEL 30 Rocket launcher.

As I now have a free pass to the museum in the coming months I will be visiting again, so if any member more images of a vehicle please let me know I will take my longer lens with me next time.

Mick

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Re: Visit to IWM Duxford Land Warfare Hanger
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 12:46:47 AM »
These are great photos--thanks for sharing them!!

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Re: Visit to IWM Duxford Land Warfare Hanger
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 08:47:56 AM »
Excellent material :-clap

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Re: Visit to IWM Duxford Land Warfare Hanger
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 05:12:38 PM »
Excellent images mate! :-clap

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Re: Visit to IWM Duxford Land Warfare Hanger
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013, 12:05:04 AM »
Many thanks for your comments  :-salut

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Re: Visit to IWM Duxford Land Warfare Hanger
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013, 06:12:12 PM »
Very interresting! Thank you for sharing those photos! :-ok

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Re: Visit to IWM Duxford Land Warfare Hanger
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 12:23:20 AM »
Very nice photos mfg.I liked especialy the osak gecko I have in 76th and would like to built some time.
Anyway,nice moto in your signature tag ΚΑΘΟΡΩΜΕΝ ΑΙΣΤΟΙ (We Observe unseen)..where did you find it?
Its a nice Greek saying.

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Re: Visit to IWM Duxford Land Warfare Hanger
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013, 12:34:28 PM »
Thanks for the comments, The motto belongs to No.220 Squadron who carrier out general reconnaissance duties during WW2, I think it sums up the role of reconnaissance squadrons.

If you are interested here is a link to RAF Squadron Motto's

http://www.militaryimages.net/raf_mottos.htm

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Re: Visit to IWM Duxford Land Warfare Hanger
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 12:11:50 AM »
Very nice link,thank you.We do the same in our units,similar naming like you use latin mostly,we use ancient Greek motos like..
"ΟΥ ΠΟΣΟΙ ΑΛΛΑ ΠΟΥ " which means (Not,how many,but where are they). Spartans dont ask about how many the enemy are,but where are they...There are plenty of motos,nice reading them.
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