The Tank Museum, Bovington UK

How I got there : I took the South West Train from Waterloo Station in London.  The ride is about 2.5 hours.  I then walked for about 30 minutes from Wool to Bovington.

This is their website : The Tank Museum

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13 thoughts on “The Tank Museum, Bovington UK

    • Second this. The details are easier to see, and it makes for a tight composition.

      Btw, the Intensive Fire tourney ended yesterday. The venue is handy to the museum, about a half-hour drive.

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      • .. sometimes less is more .. killing the color kills some of the chatter

        Yeah, I am aware that the Intensive Fire is the same weekend. My train actually stops at Bournemouth (Intensive Fire) before it went to Wool. Too bad I only had one free weekend!!

        Rgds Jack

    • Oh yes, that’s very true!!

      Thanks for taking the time to see the pics! It’s very illuminating to a chap like myself. I was, for example, looking around a Tiger thinking .. how would I climb up (in a MPh) and be a rider? It’s pretty high off the ground. Folks would perhaps have to step on the tank threads from the back of the tank to get up! For a squad of people, that pretty quick!!

      Rgds Jack

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  2. Jack – was there on Monday 7th November – no model tanks then. One of the best tank museums on the planet – just not much Russian or Japanese stuff. I was surprised that they had one Japanese tank. I got a free tour by listening to the one being given to army new recruits (they looked like a school group) – it was part of their orientation course – “this is what a tank looks like – avoid them”. I bit my tongue and did not tell them about the bloke from the Royal Engineers that I met. His job was to repair tanks (was on D day plus 4) and how he had to pump creosote into the knocked out tanks to clear out the gore before repairing them for the next crew…..
    As you know Intensive Fire was on (I think Martin Mayers posted on your facebook account). You should have dropped us a line – not to play ASL but someone could have given you a lift from Bournemouth to the tank museum to save you that 30 min walk each way to the museum. What with having to walk around the museum as well I bet your legs ached the next day 🙂

    Hope that you enjoyed your visit to the UK,

    Joe

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    • Joe!! This is very very kind of you. I thought of you folks when the train passed by Bournemouth. I figure y’all ought to be deep in your games.

      Simple instructions : “Tanks>>Avoid”

      Yeah, the walk was something … and my legs did ache the next day. Its a great break from having spent a week visiting various investment banks though. I am glad I had the sense to leave the museum after 3:30 though.. the skies were really getting dark by 4 when I made it to the station.. and the sun’s set by 4:30.

      Funny year, this one. My third visit to the UK this year!!

      Appreciate you writing Joe, I hope to really meet you and the rest of the folks next time – esp now that I have been to The Tank Museum and to the IWM twice.

      Rgds Jack

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