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    Fulbeck Airfield, next to the Did Camp!
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    Old metal items, preferably with tracks or wings! Painting & playing with toy soldiers.
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  1. What are they like when they run over a mine? Not that the Jackal's any good from that point of view.
  2. 5 hours, 11 minutes and 57 seconds
  3. If the turret was to the front, the gun would foul the floatation screen.
  4. Not a lot, I'd say. 57 examples of the W31 type G4 were made, which rather indicates how good they were. 6x4 arrangement.
  5. A well-decorated pilot, Knights Cross. Survived the war & died in 1990.
  6. Gun's entire length, is 1.25m
  7. https://u0v052dm9wl3gxo0y3lx0u44wz-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/40-ton-tracked-recovery-trailer-image-1.jpg
  8. XM607, was the first Vulcan to bomb Port Stanley's airfield. It's now parked at RAF Waddington, by the side of the A15. The photo shows its engine exhausts, have their blanking plates, so is this when it was being moved for display?
  9. The Soviet's attitude towards their citizens, wasn't exactly one of care! The soldiers may even have been from a Shtrafbattalion, (penal battalion), so "Run past that tank, or I'll shoot you". The name is related to the date, all the surviving vehicles were remanufactured prior to May '44. So on 30th April, they're all Ferdinands, from 1st May onwards, they're all Elefants.
  10. It's an Elefant. It's an Elefant, as the name was changed on 1 May 1944, by order of the OKH. The post-Kursk upgrades (The most visible external alterations being, the addition of a ball-mounted MG 34 in the hull front,a new commander's cupola (modified from the standard StuG III cupola) for improved vision, re-designed armored engine grates (for better bullet and shrapnel protection) and the application of Zimmerit anti-magnetic mine paste, were carried out between January & April '44.
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