Lindybeige on the Panzer III

Here is youtube personality “Lindybeige” at the Bovington Tank Museum describing the German Panzer III tank.  We present this for your entertainment, although we would argue that some of the details in the presentation are debatable.

Tank Chats #38 Churchill

Historian David Fletcher MBE, in the 38th Tank Chat discussing the well-loved Churchill tank. The Churchill in this video resides at The Tank Museum, Bovington and was the last Churchill VII of the production line.

Top Five Tanks: Lindybeige at the Tank Museum

Youtube personality “Lindybeige” takes a trip through the Bovington tank museum to show off his five favorite tanks.  Actually, only three of the vehicles in his list are technically tanks since the Jagdpanther is a tank destroyer and the Universal Carrier is a….universal carrier.  Of the three actual tanks he picked, the WWI era Mark IV, the Churchill, and the S-tank, only one of them has a turret.  Does Lindybeige hate turrets?  Inquiring minds want to know….

Tiger Day at Bovington Tank Museum

The Daily Echo has posted a story and photo gallery of this weekends Tiger Day event at the Tank Museum at Bovington UK.

290417purTigerday08.jpg.galleryTHOUSANDS of people visited The Tank Museum today for an event which included two restored World War Two tanks which featured in Brad Pitt’s blockbuster movie ‘Fury’.

Around 4,500 people visited the museum in Bovington, for a day dedicated to Tiger 131, the only running Tiger 1 in the world.

Tiger 131 runs only twice a year, at Tiger Day in April and again on Tiger Day in September, and always attracts huge crowds when it does.

And this was the first Tiger Day event where tickets have all sold out before the day itself.

Visitors were treated to a day of talks and tours on the subject of Tiger and its Second World War contemporaries, as well as an opportunity to see rare objects from the Museum archives relating to the capture of the German tank.

One of the highlights was the chance to see Tiger take to the arena alongside its ‘Fury’ co-star, the Sherman tank, with other contemporaries like the British Matilda I and Comet.

Read full article and picture gallery here.

Tank Chats #36 Tiger 131

David Willey, curator of the Tank Museum at Bovington takes a look at Tiger 131.

Tank Chats #35 Centurion

Another installment of the Tank Chats series from the Tank Museum at Bovington.

The thirty-fifth Tank Chat, presented David Fletcher MBE, is the first of the videos on the Centurion series of tanks.

The Centurion is one of the most important tanks in the history of the British AFV and is one of the most significant post-war Western tanks. Introduced in the spring of 1945, a small number of the Beach Armoured Recovery Version (BARV) served with the British forces during the Iraq war of 2003, 58 years later.

The Tiger Collection video from Bovington Tank Museum

Here is a short video showing off the new “Tiger Collection” Exhibition at the Bovington Tank Museum.