Saumur Tank Museum…

I have always had a fascination for history, and certainly find man’s inventive ability to fashion such awful weapons to be also quite chilling. Just glancing inside these machines made me certain that you would never get me in one! I don’t enjoy confined spaces at the best of times, but couple that with being shot at… the worst kind of horror that I could imagine.

By the time we reached Saumur, Mel was feeling decidedly unwell (or so she claimed!), and as such insisted that I head to the world famous tank museum by myself. There I spent an afternoon wandering amongst these man made beasts and snapping away. I have only included the collection of WWII German armour below, as I have so many images and while I find them interesting, for most people I am sure one tank looks like another after a while! Certainly worth a visit if you have even the slightest interest in such things…

Saumur Tank Museum
Tiger II, also known as the King Tiger in the German Hall © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur Tank Museum
Tiger Tank © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur Tank Museum
PzKw IV © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur Tank Museum
An earlier German tank, and the bulwark of the Blitzkrieg forces © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur Tank Museum
Panther Tank © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur Tank Museum
Jagdpanther V © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur Tank Museum
Brumbar © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur Tank Museum
Sturmgeschutz III – the lack of a turret meant that these low profile tank hunters were hard to hit, and cheaper and quicker to produce in numbers © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur Tank Museum
Sturmhaubitze © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur Tank Museum
Jagdpanzer IV © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur Tank Museum
Notice the combat damage next to the barrel… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur Tank Museum
German mobile artillery… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Saumur Tank Museum
A King Tiger taken with a 17mm TS-E… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
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