Bovington Tank Museum

Posted: May 25, 2015 in Reviews, Wargaming, WW2
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I decided to take the wife for a day out at the sea side

yesterday and it just so happened that the route

went right past a tank a museum so I had to have

a look. Yes your correct she didn’t believe that for

a second but it was worth a try.

Back to the subject in hand and what a fantastic tank

museum Bovington is. Its in deep dark Dorset and about 15mins

from the South coast so it was near the sea lol.

Now I have only posted up a select few pictures to give

you a taster but I must of taken 300 plus photos easy. Its

the boring photos that are the most important and interesting

to me the modeller. Tiny little things like different types of zimmerit and

the way it is applied ,how air intakes are aligned, the way wheels overlap

between tracks and tiny details that are left off 15mm models that I can add

myself.

Just looking at weld seams is interesting to somebody that

loves detail. You also you need to stand next to some tanks

to get a feel for the size and power of the thing(the Jagdtiger

would be a great example of a beast of a machine).

If you ever think of going its better than all the write ups.

Probably the best tank and AFV collection in the world plus they

have a fully working Tiger tank. Plus its only £13 to get it and

gives you a free entry for a year.

Other plus points are that they have an open day once a year called

“Tankfest” where the tanks are let out and strut their stuff and the

local wargaming club holds its wargaming events between the tanks.

Click on any picture to enlarge it.

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Sorry the pictures are all WW2, there are all periods

of tank covered at the museum.

One small word of warning, there

is a huge shop and its impossible not to buy something.

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Comments
  1. ccglazier says:

    I’m jealous. Have to go back to the WW2 Museum in Natick MA. now.

  2. This has been on my list of things to see for awhile. After seeing these pictures though, its only gone up the list. Thanks for posting!

  3. redcaer1690 says:

    Went last year but you’ve convinced me that I should go again!

  4. chairborne says:

    Yep, Bovvie is wonderful. Went last year for the first time for the Battlegroup South gaming show. Hoping to get down again this July.

  5. Stannley says:

    Most of them need more weathering 😀

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