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    Armour in Germany and the Law

    Playing the devil's advocate, just for a second - if someone with ill-intent (for whatever motive) obtains an intact fully-armoured military vehicle and is determined to do harm with it, exactly what are the authorities going to do to stop it? If it's the choice between potentially having to deploy anti-tank weapons on the streets of Europe's towns & cities (and have them locally available, for use at a moment's notice, in the first place), or taking away a few people's toys, you know which way they're going to go...
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    Mystery Object No. 204

    Damn speed cameras get everywhere! 😉
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    British Army Robot Wars

    Never fear! Putin's already on the back foot - we sent a hydrographic survey ship to show him what's what... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46657470
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    Panzer 2 turret

    The track of the earlier Pz. IIs is quite a bit different from that of the Luchs unfortunately (the latter used interlaced road wheels, which resulted in wider track to begin with). These are 1:35 scale model tracks, but they show the differences fairly clearly: Pz. II Luchs
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    W D Broad Arrow

    Although the quoted Wiki article disagrees: "The broad arrow as a heraldic device comprises a tang with two converging blades, or barbs. When these barbs are engrailed on their inner edges, the device may be termed a pheon. Woodward's Treatise on Heraldry: British and Foreign with English and French Glossaries (1892), makes the following distinction: "A BROAD ARROW and a PHEON are represented similarly, except that the Pheon has its inner edges jagged, or engrailed."[1] Parker's Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry (1894) likewise states, "A broad arrow differs somewhat... and resembles a pheon, except in the omission of the jagged edge on the inside of the barbs." Not sure whether that's 'politically correct' or not, but seems to simply be 'correct'... 😉
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    Spitfire found in Norwegian peat bog

    The only way that will fly again is if they fire it from a catapult... I have little doubt that there will be a brand new Spitfire built that will bear an ID plate here & there pretending to be the actual plane (just like with P9374), but I think it's disingenuous in the extreme to suggest it's the same one. It's good to honour the people that risked everything to fight tyranny, but the cynic in me suggests that big pound signs are more of a motivation sometimes...
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    New book on WW1 Vehicle Signage

    Hi Rod, possibly of interest to others as well, so I'll ask here rather than via PM - where would one obtain a copy of the book? Kevin
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    Great Dorset Steam Fair WW1 Convoy

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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    You are probably the only people in the world who can 'nip into the back' and pull just about the right 100+ year old part off the store shelves - outstanding! I've had trouble in several motor factors getting parts for our hatchback 🤣
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    WW1 exhibits /events for 2018

    It was a grand 'do', and no mistake - so pleased I went in spite of it being too bl**dy hot! 😅 At least I wasn't wearing khaki serge though, or the winter overcoats that the bus crew had on... 😮 Here are a few photos of your Marshall - it was nice to see a fellow traveller from Gainsborough: Still working my way through the photos I took, but the first batch are on my Flickr page: https://flic.kr/s/aHskF9KVi9
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    Tracks to the Trenches - 2018!! (13-15th July)

    I sadly missed the previous two events, but will definitely be visiting this weekend, whatever the weather 😄
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    Panzer 2 turret

    Cunning & incredibly well executed, if what we've seen so far is anything to go by!
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    Webbing afair...

    Probably WAY off, but my first thought was that it looks like a telephone lineman's belt...
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    bedford MWD side board conflict

    I'm not at all familiar with the real thing, so please excuse me if I have the wrong end of the stick, but if your carriage bolt is correct then I would have thought that the only way it would work as intended is if there's a counterbored hole to drop the bolt head below the surface of the wood. Kevin
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    MK3 Covenanter restoration

    Just by dragging it out of the ground, you've done a hell of a job! Anything you manage with it now is just the icing on the cake. Having seen your Cromwell though, expectations are of course sky-high