I have just received some photos of Dutch Range Targets
An old Centurion with a 105 barrel installed
Not a lot left now
It appears that at high tide its partly submerged
Another angle of the Cent.
A Leopard has taken a fair few rounds as well Note other tanks in the background.
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
A couple of dead Israel Tanks above
Below is a destroyed Centurion
Left Side View where it took the round
The round hit the ammo stock and blew out the front Glacis Plate --- I would imagine it hit the Wine Rack of stored ammo.
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.
The chap on the front of 169013, was the then, Minister for Defense, Mr. Ford.
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
Chris, Frank and myself
Not an easy entry with the gun over the rear
Chris is in and she is fired up and running
Away through the gate.
Across the paddock and going well
Parked on the roadway awaiting the low loader
And there she waits -- looking good
While up there a couple of shots of some of Tim's tanks
169113 Tim's very clean APC
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