Tankfest 2017

Tankfest 2017

Postby Jakub.Zurek on Fri 30 Jun 2017, 1:05 pm

I went both days this year, and as always, the Tank Museum put on a good show.

1. ImageA34 Comet by Jakub Zurek, on Flickr

Surprise flypast by an HC.5 Chinook on the Saturday, my first time seeing a Chinook with 'fat' fuel tanks:
2. ImageChinook HC.5 | ZH897 | by Jakub Zurek, on Flickr

Battle reenactment featuring reenactors portraying a very interesting infantry division, nicknamed 'Red Bulls':
3. Image34th Infantry Division by Jakub Zurek, on Flickr

As I went both days, I had the chance to practise some very low shutter speeds, this one is 1/20:
4. ImageWarrior by Jakub Zurek, on Flickr

Probably my favourite picture from the weekend, Challenger 2 reversing into smoke cover:
5. ImageChallenger 2 by Jakub Zurek, on Flickr

For fans of German armour, this Tankfest may have been slightly disappointing, with Tiger 131 sitting this one out, and the Jagdpanther and StuG being unserviceable for the majority of the weekend:
6. ImagePanzer III Ausf. L by Jakub Zurek, on Flickr

The StuG did come out into the arena at the end of Sunday before the battle. However it had some trouble reversing into a parking spot and was eventually left there at the end of Tankfest.
7. ImageStuG III by Jakub Zurek, on Flickr

Couple more can be found on my Flickr. Thanks for looking!
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