Did You See Anything Good Today? [Non-Automotive Edition!]

Discussion in 'Cars in General' started by xXKingJoshXx, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. xXKingJoshXx

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    First off, I would like to ask if this is the right place for this thread.


    This is the place to post all of your non-automotive sightings, such as airplanes, helicopters, boats, trains, RV's, and whatever other non-automotive vehicles you see!

    There are a few rules, such as:


    -We prefer to have pictures with the claims, nobody wants to read about seeing Concorde without seeing a picture.

    -Please try not to get off-topic.

    -Just like with the DYSAGT Automotive threads, one thing that might boring to see in your area might be considered rare or cool to see in someone else's area, although it's probably less likely for this to happen in this thread.

    -Unless someone wants to create a separate thread for shows, things like air shows, RV and boat shows, and train shows, pictures and videos from shows are allowed here, just be sure to say that you saw it at a show if it is not clear in the picture.

    -Most of all, have fun and don't get in any arguments about anything unless it breaks the rules.



    Feedback on the rules is welcome! :tup: :)
     
  2. xXKingJoshXx

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    Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS I think. In Florida.

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    Flying in formation in Florida.

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    Early amateur video of mine from the 2009 Indianapolis Air Show.



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  3. poolhaas

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    Are bikes (motorcycles) allowed here? I know there's a thread in the motorcycle section but it's pretty abandoned.
    I hardly ever have bike spots so if you prefer not I'll put them in the car thread.

    Nice idea, I work close to a military base but never have a camera at work so it will be hard to get some spots :)
     
  4. xXKingJoshXx

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    Motorcycles are allowed here, but I think they're allowed in the other thread too, so whichever one is fine.

    I live close to a military base as well and there are always planes flying over my house. Yesterday someone in an airplane similar to a P-51 was doing some aerobatic maneuvers over my house, but I don't think it was military related unless it was for training.
     
  5. Rue

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    Yay! Reckon this thread will be interesting. Here are some pics from me from the past year or so. Some of them are of cool vehicles, and some of them are of not so cool vehicles, but I hope they're all interesting in some way.

    Delivery!

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    Whatever floats your boat... by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Police Ridged Hull Inflatable by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    HK Customs by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

    Brand new ferry terminal with the first cruise-ship moored

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    Welcome to Hong Kong, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Sunday Morning Drive: BMW by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    HMS Rustbucket by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Azamara Journey by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Sunday Morning Drive: by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Sunday Morning Drive: by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

    Electric motorbike

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    Brammo Electric Police Motorbike by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Untitled by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

    Angry boat is angry

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    Angry Boats? by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Aprilia RSV4 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Ducati Monster by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Tai Mei Tuk, Hong Kong by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Tai Mei Tuk, Hong Kong by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Tai Mei Tuk, Hong Kong by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Tai Mei Tuk, Hong Kong by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Untitled by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    MV Agusta F4RR by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Macau Cotai Ferry by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Macau Sky Shuttle, Agusta Westland AW139 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Macau Ferries by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Untitled by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Macau Ferry by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Ducati 748s by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    KTM by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Hong Kong Marine Police by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Hong Kong Marine Police by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Esperanza, Greenpeace by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Hong Kong Police Motorcycle by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Adastra by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Untitled by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Got beam? by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Untitled by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Cue Wagner... by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

    One of the last non-air conditioned buses that have been the workhorses of Hong Kong for years

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    The Hot Dogs are off! by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Solar Albatross by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    canam by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Tram by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    z_JH10303 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

    This is the view from the road at the end of my village. There's a marina nearby with some pretty cool boats in it.

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    Life Under Laundry by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Attention Seeker by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    z_JH10349 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Powerboat by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Kwakka by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    1098 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    People's Liberation Army by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Türanor and Star Ferry by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Türanor by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    bDSC_9297 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    bDSC_9445 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    air india by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    DSC_5164 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Look Mum... by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

    I have a tonne of these bike pics... No point in posting them all so this is the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/48817379@N03/with/5897115701/#photo_5897115701

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    Ducati 999S by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Ducati 1000DS by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    DSC_5954 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Cathay Pacific 777 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Smoking Tyres by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    UASC Ramadi (31 Megapixel Image) by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    Untitled by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

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    DSC_4552 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

    These things fascinate me. They're like floating skyscrapers.

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    MSC Livorno by Rupert Procter, on Flickr
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    DSC_1295 by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

    That's probably enough! Sorry for the big post...
     
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  6. Cano

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    HOLY HELL.

    Those solar boats are amazing. Also, once again, wtf Hong Kong, wtf...

    Aaaand also, you could post the bike pics in the bike thread? You could keep it alive all by yourself :lol: some of those pics are incredible by the way Rupert, specially:

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  7. xXKingJoshXx

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    They're blocked on my computer (it's a school computer, Flickr isn't allowed) so I'll look at them when I get home. Can't wait! Sounds like it'll be a great first contribution to the thread!
     
  8. Rue

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    Cheers, as usual Cano! Here are a couple more I missed.

    This shot is of the exhaust port of one of the Macau Turbojets that blast from HK to Macau every twenty minutes or so. The old ones are actually made by Boeing!

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    New and Old by Rupert Procter, on Flickr

    Here's a huge cat, that I believe used to transport cars to Macau

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    Big Cat by Rupert Procter, on Flickr
     
  9. Slash

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    I think this would be better suited in the Rumble Strip but it doesn't really matter I guess.

    I'll have to keep a sharp eye out for some things, great idea.
     
  10. xXKingJoshXx

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    :drool: :bowdown: Epic post Rue! :tup:
     
  11. Carlos

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    Wow!! I must go to HK asap! Great photos too, so much to see it's really eye opening.
     
  12. GranTurismo916

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    Tesla Roadster and Aston Martin DB9 easter egg?

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    Acutally, I think that's a V8 Vantage.
     
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  13. Carlos

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    I did see the Tesla but not the AM :tup:
     
  14. Pupik

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    Geez, Rupert...you win the thread.

    Waiting, waiting in Charlotte
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    East by Southwest - Boeing 737 leaving FLL
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    Here's Your Parking Space - Boeing 757 N670SY at ATL
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    Sunset arrival in Little Rock - CRJ 200 (and a surprisingly expensive ticket, at that)
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    Hitching a ride: A CRJ 200 getting a tug at ATL
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    Parade of T-Tails Taxiing at ATL
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    Finally, Last Leg - MD88 under a post-stormy Florida sunset
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    SkyTeam Assembly over Colorado
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    Embraer ERJ145 - boarding the old fashioned way, but with safety cones
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    Grillenium Falcon Grilled Cheese Truck
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    Gathering of LAPD police motorcyclists
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    Broward County Sheriff Fire Department
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    These roads don't build themselves (asleep at the switch?)
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    Loads more, but that's only what I have for now.
     
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  15. Beeblebrox237

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    I love this thread already!
     
  16. Pupik

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    Foggy Wings: Take off and contrails during a very foggy Philadelphia morning.

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  17. xXKingJoshXx

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    Very nice! :tup:
     
  18. DaDog

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    Took the pictures from my truck


    Port of Zeebrugge
    freaking huge !!!

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    Port of Gent
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    One ship full of Honda's

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    and a nice little tank heading to Sweden

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  19. Gotbeefboy564

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    Do trains count because at my tech school, which is by a local rail yard, I see at least 5 trains a day including a CSX and a CN locomotive pulling a mixed freight which was pretty rare mostly its usually CSXs and BNSFs I have a pic of the CN on my Ipod.
     
  20. xXKingJoshXx

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    Yes, as seen in the OP.




    :)
     
  21. Cano

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    Haha the Grillenium Falcon rox teh sox!
     
  22. Gotbeefboy564

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    I just saw that after I posted I think I must've skipped the trains part. I still can't post my pics from Iphoto. :(
     
  23. Crash

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    I didn't see this today. Actually, it's been a year since I saw this, but I think it's still one of my better non-automotive spots. Unfortunately, I only had my phone's camera to capture it.

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    Boeing 747-200: Air Force One
     
  24. xXKingJoshXx

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    Very cool spot!
     
  25. Rage Racer

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    Some old photos from the Kubinka Tank Museum I attended in November, 2010 (sorry for bad quality of some photos).

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    The first Soviet-made tank - Type M "Lenin", a.k.a. "Russian Renault" - a copy of the famous French Renault FT-17.
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    A Soviet armoured train.
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    AML 90
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    T-72 (most likely T-72M, I can't tell exactly)
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    WWII German APC - Sd. Kfz. 251
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    Chinese tank - Type 59.
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    Swedish Strv 74
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    AMX-13 (and Somua S35 on the left)
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    Japanese engineer vehicle and Type 2 Ka-Mi amphibious tank on the right.
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    IS-3 heavy tank
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    T-35 heavy tank
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    KV-85G heavy tank prototype and SU-152 Zveroboi tank destroyer on the left.
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    IS-2M
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    ISU-152 Zveroboi tank destroyer
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    Another IS-3
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    Object 704 prototype
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    IS-4 (and IS-7 on the left)
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    Object 279 prototype (Metal Gear Solid 3 players, do you remember it? ;))
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    SU-100Y - 130mm self-propelled assault gun.
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    SU-152 Zveroboi tank destroyer.
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    T-80BV (Object 219RV) main battle tank.
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    T-34 - the legendary Soviet tank of WWII.
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    T-80
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    T-72AV with ERA
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    T-44 medium tank
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    Object 288 missile tank protoype
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    ZSU-57-2 (Object 500) self-propelled anti-aircraft gun.
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    T-55AD and Object 167 on the left.
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    TO-55 flamethrower tank
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    V-2 engine of a T-34 tank. 500 hp V12 diesel.
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    ZiS-2 57mm anti-tank gun
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    ZiS-3 76,2mm anti-tank gun
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    PzKpfw I
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    Panzerwerfer
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    Ferdinand
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    Pak 35/36 German 37mm AT gun
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    PzKpfw VIB Tiger II
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    PzKpfw VI Tiger
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    Karl-Gerät - self-propelled 600mm mortar.
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    PzKpfw VII Maus - German super-heavy tank, the only one tn the world.
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  26. Slash

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    Dem tanks :drool:
     
  27. xXKingJoshXx

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    Those tanks are :censored: awesome! :tup: :drool:
     
  28. MarinaDiamandis

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    Rage Racer, it seems that everywhere I look you are posting up interesting and awesome stuff. I have a serious man-crush on you right now!

    If everything goes to plan and my trip to Russia next year happens, I will be visiting the tank museum at Kubinka for sure.
     
  29. Antonisbob

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    NICE! I love tanks, I run a Tanks group on Facebook, and am an active WoT player. All of those I recognized and would love to see IRL.
     
  30. Rage Racer

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    Oh, thanks :)
    What I posted here is really just a small part of what this museum has. This place worth visiting, for sure. But there are strict rules for foreign visitors (check the English Wiki page), especially if you're from USA. Kubinka is staffed by the military, and they consider every Western visitor a possible spy. :crazy: This is weird, but true.
     
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