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Elefant visits Bovington, 2017.

Discussion in 'The Tanks of World War 2' started by Martin Bull, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Martin Bull

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    In a much-appreciated ( by UK armour enthusiasts ) effort, the US Elefant has been shipped across the Atlantic for temporary display ( along with Tiger, King Tiger x 2 and Jagdtiger ) at the Tank Museum.

    Yesterdays' Tiger Day wasn't the most ideal to photograph the exhibit ( with hundreds of people milling around ) but a little patience had its reward......

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    Impressive - and something I never thought I'd get to see.
     
  2. Takao

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    She looks a lot better than the last time I saw her at Aberdeen many years ago.
     
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    Now is this the one where the inside is nothing but a hollow shell?
     
  4. Takao

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    AFAIK, this was an exterior restoration, no interior work was done. Have not seen any photos, but the interior probably does not look pretty.
     
  5. von Poop

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    I like the wooden chock.
    Would maybe indicate free rolling but no brakes.

    Have a feeling the Aberdeen Elefant might have at least some interior, but a Canuck site that had some good shots of it has fallen off the web,
    Bov themselves say an attempt was made to sabotage, but I don't recall how thorough that was,
    VEHICLE HISTORY: THE ELEFANT - The Tiger Collection

    Lovely shot of it under new management:
    ElefantAPG2_2014-01-27.jpg

    And I think this is it bearing a booby trap warning:
    elefant.jpg
     
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