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THE AWFUL EGG
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Post by THE AWFUL EGG » 06 Mar 2004 15:00

HERE'S SOME PICS I DID FROM THE WORTHINGTON PARK OPEN AIR MUSEUM AT C.F.B.BORDEN NEAR BARRIE ONTARIO, CANADA. THE SUMMER PICS ARE FROM 1990 AND THE WINTER "ARDENNES" PICS ARE FROM APRIL, '03.

HERE'S THE LINK http://gunboards.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5631

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Post by THE AWFUL EGG » 07 Mar 2004 19:06

THESE VEHICLES ARE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE AS THEY MUST HAVE BEEN CAPTURED BEFORE MUCH USE. THERE IS NO APARENT BATTLE DAMAGE ON ANY OF THE VEHICLES. THE PANTHER IS IN GREAT SHAPE, BETTER THAN MOST OF THE TANKS I'VE SEEN EUROPE IN OPEN AIR DISPLAY. SOME OF THOSE PANTHERS ARE WRECKS ! THE TORSION BARS ARE STILL HOLDING EXCEPT FOR A LITTLE SAGGING. I WILL TAKE MORE DETAILED PICS THIS YEAR.

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Bordens FlakpanzerIV

Post by Panzerphile » 14 Mar 2004 02:07

Hi EGG. What is being done by the Borden guys to preserve the interior of the open-topped flakpanzer "Wirblewind"? Last I heard it was in a sorry state.

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Mystery collection in Cherbourg

Post by Panzerphile » 14 Mar 2004 02:18

Hi all I was in Cherbourg in 2000 and visiteed the fort on the top of the mount. Visible from the fort was a collection of German artillery. I asked if I could take some pics and was told the collection was on part of an active military base. Does anyone know more about these pieces. I remember a late model 88 Pak gun at least.

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Post by THE AWFUL EGG » 14 Mar 2004 23:17

NOTHING IS BEING DONE TO ANY OF THE OPEN AIR PIECES. EVERYTHING IS PAINTED AND THAT IS IT ! THE BASE DOES NOT HAVE FUNDS TO DO ANY WORK TO THEM AND PROBABLY COULD CARE LESS.

IT IS UP TO DONATIONS OF $ AND SWEAT AND THE FIRST PART I'M SURE IS VERY LEAN. AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THE BASE IS DOWNSIZING THEIR COLLECTION OF BUILDINGS DUE TO TAXES, SO THEY ARE STUFFING THE OTHER BUILDINGS TO THE CEILINGS AS THEY RAZE OTHERS. THE HETZER PROJECT WAS BEING HEADED BY SYLVESTER HAASE (RECENTLY DECEASED) SO THE TORCH HAS PASSED ONTO OTHERS WHO ARE DETERMINED TO SEE IT THRU. REMEMBER ALSO THAT THE HETZER IS ALSO PROPERTY OF THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT AND HAVING SAID THAT, THEY COULD,AT ANY TIME, MELT IT DOWN INTO FISHING HOOKS IF THEY SO DESIRED. THESE VEHICLES WERE JUST STUDY PIECES AND ARE TREATED AS SUCH.

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Post by Aufklarung » 15 Mar 2004 07:41

Mr Egg

No need to yell. :wink:

Just to give you a little peace of mind; I have a good chance of receiving anything Borden decides it doesn't want. There are two Armoured Regiments here in Canada that have dedicated, hard working restoration teams and I happpen to be NCO I/C of one of them. Borden was the first home of the Cdn Armd Corps. That and a couple of other personal connections will ensure the the Canadian fishing hook supply does not jump suddenly. Altho' not from the Museum, I have already gotten a Centurion, Willys, and BGC MkII from Borden to add to our collection. Rest assured I wait patiently in the wings should anything come up for grabs or disposal. Better these items are in public hands than private. They still have a chance to be restored and displayed vice private ownership where some owners just crow and covet.

regards
A :)

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Post by THE AWFUL EGG » 16 Mar 2004 04:44

I FREQUENT BORDEN EVERYTIME THEY HAVE A WW2 RE-ENACTMENT THERE. LAST SUMMER WE WENT UP AGAINST THE CURRENT CANADIAN MILITARY ON A NIGHT EXERCISE. BOY DID THEY GET A SURPRISE BEFORE GOING ON PEACEKEEPING DUTIES ! THE FLARES WERE MIGHTY COOL TOO.

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Post by Christoph Awender » 16 Mar 2004 04:53

Awfull Egg.. writing in capital letters means shouting... I don´t think you want to shout all the time?

\Christoph

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Post by THE AWFUL EGG » 17 Mar 2004 02:18

SORRY...THAT'S THE WAY I TYPE AS A NON-TYPIST. I APPOLOGIZE THAT IT BOTHERS EVERYONE SO MUCH.

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Post by Christoph Awender » 17 Mar 2004 02:29

THE AWFUL EGG wrote:SORRY...THAT'S THE WAY I TYPE AS A NON-TYPIST. I APPOLOGIZE THAT IT BOTHERS EVERYONE SO MUCH.


So you don´t want to change the style you write?

\Christoph

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Post by wright61 » 29 Mar 2004 22:54

more tanks from Bovington
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Post by wright61 » 29 Mar 2004 22:57

and more from Bovington part2
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Post by wright61 » 29 Mar 2004 23:08

tanks from Bovington part 3
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Post by wright61 » 29 Mar 2004 23:10

tanks from Bovington part 4
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Post by Sturmman » 09 Apr 2004 13:54

Is it just my opinion, or are there more of you who DONT like the paint scemes used on the Bovington Panzers! :( :? I dont like those scemes used? What do you think about them?

And then i have lots of pics of Artillery (20mm's 37mm's 88mm's ec) and lots of pics of panzers from all across Europe (from Holland, Belgum, Germany to France)! Is there any intrest in some of these? Then i can make some scans :D !

Regards Sebas

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