Rare Armour Steals Tankfest Spotlight

The visiting IS-3 heavy tank. (KEY COLLECTION)

IT WAS rare tanks galore at the The Tank Museum as a number of unique vehicles arrived at Bovington in late June.

Tankfest favourites were to be seen among the myriad tanks, including the Royal Netherlands Army Historic Collection Leopard 2A4 that was once again put through its paces, various wartime and Cold War icons such as the M103, and a selection of front line vehicles from British Army including; Jackal, Challenger II, and the massive Titan. Jon Phillip’s painstakingly restored Stug III and Marder III were also on show and took starring roles in the event’s battle finales.

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