Re: Tankfest 2011 photos - videos to follow later
|June 26 2011, 10:17 AM |
Thanks for sharing the pics Olaf, especially the ones of the Chally2TES.
Videos going up!
|June 26 2011, 11:21 AM |
Last one done: Khalid! (n/t)
|June 26 2011, 12:23 PM |
|June 26 2011, 12:44 PM |
I would have never guessed the Tortise was a runner.
A US veteran is someone who, at one point, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including their life.'
|June 26 2011, 4:13 PM |
Great photo. Like Shawn, I would never have guessed it was a runner.
How many engines does it have?
Are the coupling type devices on the front for a tow-bar?
|June 26 2011, 7:15 PM |
First time it's run for 60 years apparently.
|June 27 2011, 1:07 PM |
Surprisingly mobile for its weight. I imagined it crawling along
Re: Who knew
|June 27 2011, 3:03 AM |
I went on Saturday and the Tortoise only did one run past due to reliability worries.
All the vehicles were parked up afterwards to let people get a close look and I asked a young lad who was crewing the Tortoise about the issues. He told me they had given the vehicle a check over in the workshops and replaced various perished hoses and basically serviced it and it then ran. Then just before the event while running it ( possibly the day before) a metal pipe to the bottom of a radiator fractured, normally the radiators would unbolt and swing to allow access but were seized in place so they spent 16 hours effecting a 'temporary' repair but were not sure how long it would last.
So thanks to them and their hard work because it was a very impressive sight and I suppose with more time will be repaired properly and we can see it run at future events
|June 27 2011, 2:16 AM |
Looking forward to the rest of these Olaf, great photos. And we've got a modelling article on that uparmoured Challenger II coming too!
Thanks David, I'll be in touch (n/t)
|June 27 2011, 3:25 AM |