Tank Museum part two; Tank Heaven in Devon!
Hard to believe, but I had to work hard to cut the photos down to 100 (maximum file size), and considering I didn't get around the whole exhibition, I think it really shows the quaility of the museum's subjects. There is something for every lover of armour, with very, very few replicas. Most of the photos are of WW1 and II - I figured (maybe wrongly) this is where most modelers' interests would be.
I've picked out some personal favourites in the main article, but honestly the whole experience was fascinating.
Some early armour. It defies belief the conditions that crews had to endure.
As if being in the trenches wasn't bad enough before the tanks started rolling in...
A couple of Panzer II's. The second is a 'Luchs' model (German for Lynx, following their tradition of naming their tanks after big cats) and is one of just two surviving units. Another is being built up from the ground in the US (http://panzerfabrik.net).
And a lovely Panzer III.
Louis G, these are dedicated to you...
A nice set piece with a T34 and Panther facing off.
Of corse there is a very large gift shop, with a large model kit and book section. For once I resisted and just bought a T-Shirt. George, the last photo is for you, oddball...
75 additional images. Click to enlarge.