NUTS weekend at Bastogne Barracks

Greetings!

I and the running Panther of the Musee des Blindes in Saumur (that if you remember was the poster boy for this year’s Tankfest), will be participating in the NUTS weekend of the Bastogne Barracks War Heritage Institute.

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On 14 and 15 of December, the Panther will join the Sherman Jumbo ‘First in Bastogne’ and other vehicles from our collection in a number of dynamic demonstrations at the Vehicle Restoration Center – War Heritage Institute / Bastogne.

The Panther will also feature in the official ceremony on Monday 16 December at the Mardasson Monument, together with our Sherman Jumbo as a symbol of reconciliation.

This will be the Sherman Jumbo’s first-ever attendance and is currently receiving the last restoration touches for the NUTS event. I got to see it 2 months ago when I visited the Bastogne Barracks and its condition is impeccable!

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Currently editing footage from my trip to Belgium!

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Ride inside WW2 Tank Destroyer Jagdpanther!

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Greetings!

Here’s my newest tank video before attending Tankfest, for those going as well I do hope to see you there!

Had such a blast! Still can’t believe they gave me such an opportunity! First Saumur’s Panther and now the Weald Foundation’s Jagdpanther in less than 2 months, this is a dream come true for a cat lady!

Special thank you to Weald Foundation and Harkonen aka Duarte Teixeira for the invite!

To support history: https://www.wealdfoundation.org/

RUSSIA’S NEW COMBAT ROBOT

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Hello,

Russia created a robot that looks like a tiny tank called Uran-9:

Unmanned ground combat vehicle, has a 30mm 2A72 automatic cannon, a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun and Ataka ATGMs, hasn’t seen combat yet and at least who built this was smarter than Microsoft because the Uran-9 is remotely controlled and not some Doomsday A.I.

The inclusion of the Ataka missiles gives the diminutive robot the capability to engage and destroy the most modern battle tanks from ranges as great as 8,000 meters. The robots are also fitted with an array of sensors—including a laser warning system and target detection, identification and tracking equipment.

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Czech T-72 ARVs pull stuck cargo ship

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Hello,

first of all a thanks to SilentStalker senpai for sharing this with me.

In Dresden, Germany a cargo ship with 800 tons of salt got stuck on a sand bank under a bridge for nearly a week which stopped the traffic in the area. The authorities had to extract the salt first and then called in 2 T-72 ARVs from Czech Republic to pull the ship.

ČSPL , the company owner of the cargo ship stated that the ship wasn’t overloaded and that it navigated 150-180cm deep, the river area according to German media is Continue reading