±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: jimmymcc19
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6645

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 66
Total: 66
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: CPGlang
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: CPGlang
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: CPGlang
09: CPGlang
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Home
13: Community Forums
14: Your Account
15: Community Forums
16: Statistics
17: CPGlang
18: Home
19: CPGlang
20: Photo Gallery
21: CPGlang
22: CPGlang
23: Community Forums
24: Home
25: Photo Gallery
26: CPGlang
27: Community Forums
28: Downloads
29: CPGlang
30: Home
31: Member Screenshots
32: Community Forums
33: CPGlang
34: Home
35: Community Forums
36: Downloads
37: CPGlang
38: CPGlang
39: Downloads
40: Your Account
41: Home
42: Photo Gallery
43: Home
44: Community Forums
45: Home
46: Community Forums
47: CPGlang
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: CPGlang
51: Community Forums
52: Home
53: Community Forums
54: Home
55: Community Forums
56: CPGlang
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Home
62: Your Account
63: CPGlang
64: Member Screenshots
65: Community Forums
66: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Saumur
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Go to page 1, 2, 3 ... 23, 24, 25  Next
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:42 pm
Post subject: Saumur

This year I managed to visit the Museum for a few days, first in April, then back a few days ago. It was cold, but I learned to manage the camera with hand-gloves Smile

The FCM 36 in back on display, it wasn't there last spring. It has a new paintjob too. I have very mixed feelings about the green Rolling Eyes



Massimo


Last edited by Massimo_Foti on Tue May 28, 2013 5:21 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:32 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

- Massimo_Foti
This year I managed to visit the Museum for a few days, first in April, then back a few days ago. It was cold, but I learned to manage the camera with hand-gloves Smile

The FCM 36 in back on display, it wasn't there last spring. It has a new paintjob too. I have very mixed feelings about the green Rolling Eyes



Massimo


Massimo,;

glad you were able to visit the museum. Sorry for not having been able to visit with you.

- Massimo_Foti
I have very mixed feelings about the green Rolling Eyes


Apparently, the FCM 36 was repainted with accurate colours and markings. Researches proved that these precise colors were used on FCM 36s from the 7ème Bataillon de Chars Légers in 1940. That's what the museum curator said during a public display..

Pierre-Olivier

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:07 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

I managed to get pictures of 15 different vehicles on AMX-13 chassis Laughing

This chassis in the backyard looks new to me. Any kind of recent prototype from Nexter? Anybody can identify it?



Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:21 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

- Massimo_Foti
I managed to get pictures of 15 different vehicles on AMX-13 chassis Laughing

This chassis in the backyard looks new to me. Any kind of recent prototype from Nexter? Anybody can identify it?



Massimo


it is a wooden full-scale model of the VBCI (Véhicule blindé de combat d'infantrie) :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Véhicule_blindé_de_combat_d'infanterie

Pierre-Olivier

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:28 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

Great, thanks.

I still have something I am not sure. Is this tank in the backyard a T-54?



And the recovery tank behind it, is it another soviet AFV?

And what about the "mule" kind of vehicles in the kid's room? Looks like a kind of M274, but I somewhat different.

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:32 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

- Massimo_Foti
Great, thanks.

I still have something I am not sure. Is this tank in the backyard a T-54?



And the recovery tank behind it, is it another soviet AFV?

And what about the "mule" kind of vehicles in the kid's room? Looks like a kind of M274, but I somewhat different.

Massimo


I have that tank listed as a Chinese Type 59 MBT. The recovery tank should be a Type 653A Recovery tank.

For the "mule", I need a photo, because I don't recall having ever seen it before.

Pierre-Olivier

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:01 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

Here is the "mule", the kids love it Laughing



I still have the final two missing identities. This old ambulance (in the "modern" hall, in front of Centurion and Chieftain):



Then at the very beginning of the visit, just before the FT-17 there is a gun. Its design looks french, but it has spanish markings on the breech:



Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:50 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

The open-topped vehicles with the windows behind are usually pretty tricky to shot in Saumur. This time winter's light was helpful:



Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
the_shadock
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: Normandy, France
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:02 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

- Massimo_Foti
I still have the final two missing identities. This old ambulance (in the "modern" hall, in front of Centurion and Chieftain):



I can tell you it is a GMC truck (visible here : http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ambulance_mg_7829.jpg), but which model, I don't know.

Pierre-Olivier

_________________
soldat_ryan @ hotmail.com

Looking for photos of Sherman manufacturer's plates
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:44 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

Good old King Tiger:



Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:46 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

Luchs:



Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:19 am
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

It will takes months to post-process all the images I have (in RAW format). In the meantime I am publishing a selection on my Flickr account. Please feel free to let me know if you are looking for some specific subjects or even walkarounds for modelling purposes. I've covered well over 200 different artifacts.

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Massimo_Foti
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 5397
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:58 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

The first batch of 150 shots are already online:
www.flickr.com/photos/...726277470/

So far these are french and german WW II subjects. More unusual and diverse subjects will follow.

Massimo
Back to top
View user's profile
Pzkpfw-e
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 21, 2010
Posts: 1201

PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:09 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

I visited Saumur about 20 years ago, there was no were near as much there, all I can remember are a Brumbar, the JpIV with the shattered armour & the shell embedded in it and a PzIV plus a few other bits.
Back to top
View user's profile
L.Delsing
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 10, 2006
Posts: 960

PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:11 pm
Post subject: Re: Saumur 2010

The Chinese Type 59 outside, is this the one with serial V9831143?

Regards
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 25
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page 1, 2, 3 ... 23, 24, 25  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum