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Is anyone going to Tankfest?

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Is anyone going to Tankfest?
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Friday, May 10, 2019 5:02 PM

I am going on a vacation to Europe and one of the stops will be the Tank Museum at Bovingon. I was wondering if anyone else was going to be there.

   

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, May 12, 2019 7:57 AM

Maybe someday Crying

enjoy and post pics !!!

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:15 PM

Lucky duck!!!

I visited Bovington in 2014, but in November.  The B&B I stayed at was run by a couple that knew of Tankfest and told us about it.  You could hear the tanks at night.

I only got to see a EBR-75 fire up and drive out of the display area, as I believe they were changing out the displays.  Man that thing was loud and super stinky!  I also saw turretless Challengers rolling down the road outside, student drivers in training.  They were a lot quieter than I expected, like garbage trucks with no clankety clank track noise.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 12, 2019 1:37 PM

Deffinetly post some pics. I haven't been for about 10 years and really need to get back. I am thinking about going for Tiger Day 13 next year.

Have a great trip over, are you planning on visiting anywhere else while your in the UK.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

''Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?''

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Sunday, May 12, 2019 3:10 PM

Bish

Deffinetly post some pics. I haven't been for about 10 years and really need to get back. I am thinking about going for Tiger Day 13 next year.

Have a great trip over, are you planning on visiting anywhere else while your in the UK.

 

I will only be in the UK for the three days, but am staying on my aunts farm in Holland for about three months. I will post the pictures when I get back to the US as I will not have good enough WIFI on the farm.

   

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:31 AM

Sailing_Dutchman

I am going on a vacation to Europe and one of the stops will be the Tank Museum at Bovingon. I was wondering if anyone else was going to be there.

 

Kind of a silly question to be honest. Not everybody can afford to fly to Europe on a whim just to attend a Tankfest. A better question would be if anybody has been there.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:44 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
Sailing_Dutchman

I am going on a vacation to Europe and one of the stops will be the Tank Museum at Bovingon. I was wondering if anyone else was going to be there.

 

 

 

Kind of a silly question to be honest. Not everybody can afford to fly to Europe on a whim just to attend a Tankfest. A better question would be if anybody has been there.

 

Well, not really. There are a few of us on this side of the pond, so we don't need to fly to Europe on a whim. And people in Europe do tend to travel all over for these events.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

''Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?''

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast/AMT Trade Federation Tank

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:06 AM
Exactly! I'm in Germany, so flying to England to go to Bovington (not even for Tankfest, though I did go to the Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford) was not that big a deal...

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:08 AM
Dutchman, as long as you're staying in Holland, you should at least go to Overloon while you're there (unless you've already been, that is).

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:19 AM

It was a real hump for me, but I went to Scale Model World at Telford as well as the RAF museums at Cosford and Hendon.  It was definitely worth it!  Save your pennies and go if you can; you will not regret it.

Wool, where the Tank Museum is located, is quite charming.  And not a single Starbucks to be seen anywhere!

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:37 AM

I go to Scale Model World every year. I do travel a long way by train and it is an 04:30 hour start.

I normally do take vehicles to Tank fest, but this year I have history in school day's scheduled.

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:43 AM

Armor_Aficionado
Dutchman, as long as you're staying in Holland, you should at least go to Overloon while you're there (unless you've already been, that is).
 

That on is on my short list.

   

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