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RANGE TARGETS

I have just received some photos of Dutch Range Targets

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An old Centurion with a 105 barrel installed

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Not a lot left now

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It appears that at high tide its partly submerged

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Another angle of the Cent.

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A Leopard has taken a fair few rounds as well   Note other tanks in the background.

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Another Leopard on the way out

Below are some photos supplied by Barry Beldam who runs a great Canadian site on Armour

Barry's site address is on the link page on the index page of Steel Thunder

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A couple of dead Israel Tanks above

 

Below is a destroyed Centurion

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Left Side View where it took the round

 

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The round hit the ammo stock and blew out the front Glacis Plate --- I would imagine it hit the Wine Rack of stored ammo.

 

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Showing the right hand side damage

 

SEA TRIALS 1964 / 65

Moving Centurions by sea from Melbourne to Stockton N.S.W.

This proved far quicker than by road transport.

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                                                                                                The chap on the front of 169013, was the then, Minister for Defense, Mr. Ford.

 

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Driving the Centurion onto the hard landing

 

BACK TO 169096 at Wangaratta

Moving her out to the loading area for the low loader to move her to Ballarat

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Chris, Frank and myself

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Not an easy entry with the gun over the rear

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Chris is in and she is fired up and running

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Away through the gate.

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Across the paddock and going well

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Parked on the roadway awaiting the low loader

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And there she waits --  looking good

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While up there a couple of shots of some of Tim's tanks

169113 Tim's very clean APC

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Tim's beautiful Hong Kong MK 3 model

This is the only MK 3 in Australia and is in as new condition. Note the condition of the drivers hatch cover everything is like brand new.

I intend to arrange a day with Tim and spend some time taking photos that will do his collection justice

 

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