Fire!

Fun with tanks, Emu Gully Air and Land Spectacular.

No shortage of large military hardware there this weekend.

The whole collection of photos are available here:

clients.degrootphotography.com.au/EmuGully/index.html

View all photos taken: Sunday, 16th May 2010, This photo: 3:27pm

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Comments

  • MΛЯK said:
    Impressive... Looks awesome large.
  • David de Groot said:
    Looked even more awesome in person ;-)
  • Simon Diete said:
    Awesome timing David, great set :-)
  • looby88 said:
    Theres a tank museum in Dorset, they have ' fire power ' days, now called tankfest days I think, quite interesting even for girlies, but I never forget they are weapons !
    Excellent timing I agree, go for your guns !
    www.tankmuseum.org/
  • Cobra_11 said:
    I want one of these big toys!!! :-)
    Great shot! I love how you caught the explosion from the barrel.. Fantastic!
  • cnlizziebns said:
    So do I...would have been great to see....a serious machine
  • David de Groot said:
    A fraction of a second earlier and I'd have had the full muzzle flash, but pretty happy with this one anyway.
    And Tankfest is coming up next month, you'll have to go so we can all see what it's like! :)
    It would definitely solve the problem of people cutting you off in traffic, once and for all :)
    I fear they may be expensive to run though. The small tanks that were roaming around that day were 13 tonnes and sounded like they had a big and thirsty engine. This one must have been well over 20 tonnes.
  • looby88 said:
    www.flickr.com/groups/703437@N20
    ha ha, there's a flickr group ( surprise , surprise ) for the aforesaid museum.
    We went on a TA day a few years back, it was fun to see them balancing tanks on steepish hills until they rocked them over the top, I 've always fancied going on one of those tank driving days, no doubt I would end up covered in mud !
  • David de Groot said:
    If you end up covered in mud, you're clearly on the wrong side of the tank's hatch ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    ah but the driver is that little low down person at the front, I've watched them do tank driving days and they deliberately take you through all the muddy bits !
    Rather expensive so I dont think its going to happen anyway, I'll just have to buy a mudpack....
  • AustralisWilds said:
    I went to Emu Gully for a camp in June! Nice shot of this guy, I can recognise where this was. Always interesting what a small world it is we live in.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/49276292@N02] Yeah it's not a bad spot eh ?
  • Ror said:
    I'm curious as to whether this is Centurion 169041 or just one of the Mark 3's we had for Vietnam.
    I tried to google a little more info but figure you may know being there at the day. :)
    Incredible shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/ror] The claim was that it was a Centurion, but that's not necessarily true. So, no, I don't know for sure.
  • Ror said:
    Definitely a Centurion base. Very distinctive, and one of the only tanks Australia has ever used that looks remotely like it.
    Just started playing World of Tanks, and while there are no British (original design country) or Australian tanks in it yet, I hope to get into a Centurion.. got your image as a desktop to remind me.
    As always, thanks for sharing. You nail composition AND timing so readily it's sickening. ;)