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  • #103590
    Ochoin
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    A few years ago, this was parked outside the local museum & my kids (along with others) could climb all over it.

     

    https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/11/10/22/46/queensland-museum-anzac-legacy-gallery-armistice-centenary

     

    After some restoration, it now & fittingly, has pride of place.

     

    donald

    #103593
    kyoteblue
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    It is a good looking Museum.

    #103594
    Ochoin
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    It is a good looking Museum.

    The Aussies take WW1 very seriously. I believe their armed forces had the most casualties as a percentage of the population than any other participant.

    For Australia, from a population of fewer than five million, 416,809 men enlisted, of whom more than 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner.

    Pretty sobering.

     

    donald

    #103672
    Darkest Star Games
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    That is extremely cool.  I would love to be able to see and climb on and in one.  The WW1 tanks hold a sort of mythological status for me.  They seem so huge yet I know they were a lot smaller than my mind paints them…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #103727
    deephorse
    deephorse
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    I would very much like to see “Mephisto” in person but I know that will never happen.  I can console myself with being able to see a number of WWI tanks at Bovington instead.  They have an A7V there, but sadly it’s just a replica.  But you can climb in and out of one or two of the exhibits, and they are quite large, bigger than many a WWII tank.

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    #103728
    Ochoin
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    Mephisto always seems big. Whether inside in the exhibit hall or out in the museum grounds, it dominates the space. I’d love to see a Mark 1 sitting next to it but the Diggers used the various ones they “captured” , ground down, as shaving blades.

     

     

    donald

    #103759
    Darkest Star Games
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    Nothing says “manly” like using a tank to shave…. 

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #105962
    Kaptain Kobold
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    I took quite a few pictures of Mephisto when it was on display in Canberra a few years ago. I blogged them here:

    https://hordesofthethings.blogspot.com/2016/03/mephisto.html

     

    #105985
    Darkest Star Games
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    That is awesome!  Thanks!  At first I was shocked by how huge it was, then I realized it was on a plinth/platform.  Beautiful pictures.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #105987
    deephorse
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    Nice photos, thanks.

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    #106207
    Kaptain Kobold
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    That is awesome! Thanks! At first I was shocked by how huge it was, then I realized it was on a plinth/platform. Beautiful pictures.

    It is still pretty big though. Unfortunately they’d displayed it in such a way that it was difficult to get a long-shot of it such that you could appreciate the length.

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