Following on from my two posts about my recent visit to the Defence Academy at Shrivenham, I have posted below some photos from my earlier visit. This post will deal with tanks, and the next - rather more extensively - with APCs.
T-72 with some dodgy looking tank riders. This tank did have a previous owner before the British Army acquired it...
Chieftain and Centurion - 'proper' tanks!
Tom demonstrates the Challenger 2 control panel (the thing that looks like a X-Box controller) while Jim Wallman looks on.
Leopard 1 cut neatly in half by Bundeswehr technicians. It must have taken a lot of hacksaw blades!
The effect of a HEAT round (I think) on spaced armour.
Flaking paint on the T-62 showing the original Russian green under the Iraqi sand colour.
'Wittman' Wallman enjoys the view from the King Tiger.