Bovington Tank Museum

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  1. Mauro says:

    Re: Bovington Tank Museum
    The Tiger I at Bovington has a well known history: it was shipped brand new to the Afrika Korps in 1943 and immediately bressed into service. It was disabled in combat, abandoned by its crew (the commander was injured but survived to tell the tale), captured by the 8th Army and shipped back to England for tests on the double.
    Truth to be told the Allies had already captured a Tiger in good conditions (an early production tank rushed to Stalingrad to help break the siege which had broken down behind enemy lines) but the Soviets were not renown for freely sharing information with their allies.
    Mind that Bovington also has a number of other German vehicles, most of them captured at the end of the world at an experimental facility in Sennelager, including a very rare Jagdtiger tank destroyer.
    Truth to be told I do not believe the place nor any tank is haunted but if we really need a culprit I would skip over the famous and warlike Tiger I and point towards the unassuming 251-D armored ambulance. This is one of the vehicles in Bovington which saw the most service during WWII before being captured.

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  2. BaronIveagh says:

    Re: Bovington Tank Museum
    I’d love to drive it, haunted or not.  How often do you get to drive a Porche, let alone a ‘tank’ by Porche?

    All kidding aside, I agree that the ambulance would be a more likely suspect.  I’ve heard of, but never seen, haunted tanks before, but many of them are restored battlefield salvage (made from the wrecks of several tanks) or repurchased after several wars in South America.  The Bovington Tiger is an unlikely suspect at best.

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