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    Musee des Blindes, Saumur, France. Revisited 2017

    I first went to the Saumur tank museum two years ago and posted vast numbers of tanks on this site.
    I have just been again and there are improvements. Many of the tanks no longer have large windows behind them making photography difficult and they seem to be better spaced in many instances.
    The more modern tanks have their anti tank ammunition displayed with them (see Part 2).
    I have given more attention to some tanks than before.
    I am getting battle fatigue, more tomorrow.
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    Musee des Blindes 2017 - Part 2

    SAA men may like 12.7mm and 30mm x 150 case making from brass lump to finish.
    More ammunition here.
    I have got them in reverse somehow but never mind.


    086 Chieftain 120mm (W Berlin markings after 1972) - 1.jpg074 US M41 Walker Bulldog tank 76mm - 1.jpg073 US M26 Pershing tank 90mm - 1.jpg072 Israeli MERKEVA Mk I Tank - 1.jpg071 French Panhard EBR FL 11 wheeled-tracked recce vehicle - 1.jpg070 French Panhard EBR FL 11 wheeled-tracked recce vehicle - 1.jpg069 French ERC 90 wheeled recce vehicle - 1.jpg068 French AMX50 tank - 1.jpg067 French ARL44 tank - 1.jpg075 US M47 Patton tank 90mm - 1.jpg076 US M47 Patton tank 90mm - 1.jpg077 US M60A3 tank 105mm - 1.jpg085 Centurion 20Pr then 105mm - 1.jpg084 Conqueror 120mm - 1.jpg083 Leopard 2 120mm SB - 1.jpg082 Leopard 1 105mm - 1.jpg081 UK Scorpion CVRT armoured recce 76mm - 1.jpg080 UK Saracen wheeled armoured recce vehicle - 1.jpg079 Jagdpanzer-Kanone 90mm - 1.jpg078 US M60A3 tank 105mm - 1.jpg066 French tank - 1.jpg065 ANTAC missiles x 3 in container on jeep type French - 1.jpg053 12.7mm case manufacture from brass lump to finish - 1.jpg052 Leclerc & all ammunition shown - 1.jpg051 Leclerc SB round (140mm experimental?) - 1.jpg050 Leclerc SB 120mm APFSDS round - 1.jpg049 Leclerc & 120mm APFSDS rounds - 1.jpg048 US Half Track M2 French Markings - 1.jpg047 Vickers Mk VI tank - 1.jpg054 120mm Mortar? - 1.jpg055 APFSDS section with A Pers increment? - 1.jpg056 HEAT-HEP missile - 1.jpg064 ANTAC missiles x 3 in container French - 1.jpg063 AMX 30 French - 1.jpg062 AMX 30 French - 1.jpg061 Leclerc 120mm SB Gun & some ammo types - 1.jpg060 30mm x 150 case from brass lump to finish - 1.jpg059 Shells various - 1.jpg058 RCL round & other charges - 1.jpg057 40mm APFSDS-T CTA - 1.jpg045 Daimler Dingo Armoured car - 1.jpg
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    Am I right that "Musee des blindes" translates as " museum of protected windows"? Anyone who speaks French?

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    There is an accent over the 'e' and it means armour. I am not good at superscript. From schoolboy French, 'fenetre' is window and i think there was a circumflex accent over the second 'e'.

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    Musée des blindés (="armored vehicules museum")


    I noticed a mistake on the information board of missile ANTAC.
    It's not ANTAC but ENTAC (for ENgin Téléguidé Anti Char).

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    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    One of the best places on this planet..

    I went to Saumur earlier this year

    I can't remember, what Museum this French Tank was in though (Second Picture).

    I do believe it's a Replica Renault..
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    You are quite right MINENAZ16 because you can actually read ENTAC on one of the missiles, especially if you enlarge it.
    I forgot to say that I went two days before Bastille Day, so some of the exhibits were not there. St. Chamond for one.
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