tortoise at tankfest 2011

tortoise at Tankfest. Heavy old beast got running again for this years show

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World War 2 Top 10 Tanks (Videos)
Tiger II is the common name of a German heavy tank of the Second World War. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B, often shortened to Tiger B. The ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz. 182. It is also known under the informal name Königstiger[6] (the German name for the Bengal tiger), often translated literally as Royal Tiger, or somewhat incorrectly as King Tiger by Allied soldiers, especially by American forces. The Tiger II was the successor to the Tiger I, combining the latter's thick armour with the armour sloping used on the Panther medium tank. The tank weighed almost 70 tonnes, and was protected by 100 to 185 mm (3.9 to 7.3 in) of armour to the front.[9] It was armed with the long barrelled 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 anti-tank cannon.The chassis was also the basis for the Jagdtiger turretless tank destroyer. The Tiger II was issued to heavy tank battalions of the Army (Schwere Heerespanzerabteilung – abbreviated s.H.Pz.Abt) and the Waffen-SS (s.SS.Pz.Abt). It was first used in combat with s.H.Pz.Abt. 503 during the Normandy campaign on 11 July 1944; on the Eastern Front, the first unit to be outfitted with Tiger IIs was the s.H.Pz.Abt. 501, which by 1 September 1944 listed 25 Tiger IIs operational.

Conqueror conks out at Duxford Tankfest 17/06/2012.
The giant 65t, 120mm gun, British Conqueror Heavy Tank lumbers to a halt with its transmission stuck in 3rd gear and unable to move, while the Russian T55, whizzies round the arena in the background. Its place is taken by an American M40 Gun Motor Carriage, with 155mm Long Tom gun, which crackles to life in the background. Both these machines are powered by modified petrol aero engines, the Conqueror by a water cooled 810hp V12 RR Meteor seen here, derived from the RR Merlin and the M40 by an air cooled Wright Continental 340hp 9 cyl. radial, seen here, also used in the Sherman tank. The T-55 has a 500hp V 12 Diesel engine.

Soviet heavy tank Josif Stalin IS-3
Super heavy tank IS-3 from Czech republic

Inside The Tanks: The Tortoise - World of Tanks
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