A new home for La Locomotion

La Locomotion en Fête, Paris


An iconic French armoured reconnaissance car, the Panhard EBR75 has serious firepower from its 75mm gun. The crew of this restored example take the salute while participating in the end of day La Loco procession. Capable of travelling in either direction, the EBR saw service in Indo-China and was a mainstay of the armoured brigades until 1975. The middle wheels act as helpers over difficult terrain

After 22 years at the Cerny airfield the famous La Locomotion en Fête was moved further east to another wartime airfield, this time Villaroche, near Melun Sennat for the 23rd meeting on June 10-11.

There was a noticeable absence of exhibits at the heavier end of the MV scene, although the Balmoral Green collection of Alain Galland brought some armour in the form of an M10 Tank Destroyer and a M4A2 Sherman, while the UNIVEM group of Satory had their M26 Pacific tank recovery tractor on show.

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