The Tank Museum: The Matilda Diaries Part 22

Here is part 22 of the Matilda Diaries series from the Tank Museum at Bovington.  This video series documents the restoration of the Matilda infantry tank housed at the Tank Museum.

Flakpanzer Restoration Video Series

For those that like seeing footage of AFV restoration projects, check out this video series from SABOT Videos showing a WWII era German Flakpanzer being brought back to life by the crew at the CFB Borden Military Museum.

Video: A Rather Battered Looking M3 Grant

This video from late August shows footage of a rather worse for wear looking M3 Grant tank being driven around.  Fortunately, a good deal of information on this vehicle is provided in the description on youtube:

Originally used by the British army in North Africa, this tank sustained battle damage from German anti tank and small arms fire during it’s tour of duty.  After the Germans were defeated in North Africa, a number of these British owned Grants were transferred to the Australian army.  All of these ex British Grants were delivered to Western Australia and that is where they remained for the duration of the war.  All surplus Grants were sold off at disposal auctions state wide. This particular Grant was most probably sold from the wheatbelt town of Nungarin.  It was a farmer who bought T24676 for the purpose of using it to clear scrub and other towing duties around the farm. To lighted the weight of the tank, the turret was removed and disposed of.  Eventually abandoned on the farm, T24676 has embarked on a new lease of life after a collector found her sitting in paddock.  Transported to her new home in rural Western Australia, T24676 will undergo a full ground up restoration.

Matilda Diaries Part I

From the Tank Museum at Bovington comes this video about the restoration of their Matilda tank.

Armor for the Ages Tiger II article and gallery

TigerIItext05The Armor for the Ages website has posted a new article on the history of the Tiger II tank that was stored at Aberdeen Proving Grounds for many years until it was restored at the Patton Museum in 1992.  This vehicle currently resides at Fort Benning.  The article includes links to four photo galleries which show the vehicle at various stages of the restoration process.  German armor fans are sure to find these galleries of interest.

Link to Armor for the Ages Tiger II page here.

Video of T-70M light tank restoration

Russia Beyond the Headlines has posted a video of a restored WW2 era Soviet T-70M light tank.  The video is in Russian, but English subtitles are provided.  This particular vehicle resides in Pskov, Russia.


SU-100 Restoration Video

WarGaming has released a youtube video about a group of Russian tank restorers and their efforts to bring an SU-100 back to life.  The video is in Russian but English subtitles are available.