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fluke39
07-28-2005, 04:32 PM
Hi there

im planning to go to Duxfords Battle of britain airshow - especially after i managed to miss this years flying legends again (http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif)
i would like my friend to go but he seems more intersted in tanks than aircraft. after much searching of the web and IWM duxfords web site i cant seem to get a full list of what tanks they have there - can anyone fill me in on this? or point me to a link with a full list of tanks. i know they hae a tiger, a t34 and a centurion (and a valentine) but i think the have more
also has anyone been to any preious battle of britain airshows? what is it like compared to flying legends?
cheers

Moustacheo
07-28-2005, 05:07 PM
I've been to Duxford before, and although i can't give you a list of anything, it was a good day out and that was without an airshow at all. Theres plenty of tanks there for your friend, but you should tell him that it'll be worth it to see the airshow since you really need to see real planes up close to appreciate their size and power. As far as I know you don't get tank shows in the same way as air shows in that you don't get to see the tanks in mock battles or anything, at least not often, so he might as well see the air show! If he fails to see reason, then maybe you'll force him at gunpoint or something.

p1ngu666
07-28-2005, 05:09 PM
theres plenty in the tank museum there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

fluke39
07-28-2005, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by p1ngu666:
theres plenty in the tank museum there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

is that Mk1 or Mk2 plenty ?



"If he fails to see reason, then maybe you'll force him at gunpoint or something."

hehe - i should really - - the odd thing is that he was going to come to flying legends but then we didnt end up going and now he says hes not that into planes as he is tanks (hes as much of a WW2 Buff as i am) so i want to get a list of tanks to wave in his face to persuade him

p1ngu666
07-28-2005, 05:38 PM
mk2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

its worth a visit for sure, and theres the aircraft hangers too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Salfordian
07-29-2005, 03:20 AM
Don't know if I'm right, but I'm sure they were doing tank rides behind the land warfare hall at this years flying legends, maybe they'll be doing it again at the Battle of Britain show if they did them before

VonShlagnoff
07-29-2005, 10:37 AM
Just dug out my Duxford Guide, here is a list of all the tanks they have, there are a load more armoured cars and artillery pieces but I could not be arsed to copy them down too.

Vickers Mk6

Valentine Mk3

Josef Stalin 2

T34

Hetzer

Ceturion Mk3

Conqueror

Scorpion

Cheiftian Mk10

T55

T72