Tankfest Northwest 2016


The annual Tankfest Northwest was hosted again this year by the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Washington state on Memorial Day (May 30th). This year was bigger and better than ever with plenty of tanks, military vehicles, weaponry and re-enactors. All this accompanied by a big crowd with warm sunshine made for a fantastic day!

The new FHC M3 Half-Track Tankfest Northwest 2016
The new FHC M3 Half-Track “Betty”
M3 Stuart light tank Tankfest NorthWest 2016 FHC
An M3 Stuart light tank letting rip
The FHC M4A1 Sherman Medium Tank Tankfest Northwest 2016
The FHC M4A1 Sherman medium tank “Boomerang”
The FHC German Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer tank destroyer Tankfest Northwest 2016
The FHC German Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer tank destroyer
Vehicle displays and mock battles FHC Tankfest Northwest 2016
Vehicle displays and mock battles
Sherman Hetzer fire cannons Tankfest Northwest 2016
Fire those guns!
World War Two staff car and Harley "Bass Turd" Tankfest Northwest 2016
World War Two staff car and Harley “Bass Turd”
Its hard to tell here but that's a strong man pulling the truck and a Soviet era T-34/85 tank! Tankfest NorthWest 2016
Its hard to tell here but that’s a strong man pulling the truck and a Soviet era T-34/85 tank!
The FHC 1950's era M55 8-inch Self-Propelled Howitzer has recently been painted as "Eve of Destruction" - the type was still in us by the USMC during the Vietnam War
The FHC 1950’s era M55 8-inch Self-Propelled Howitzer has recently been painted as “Eve of Destruction” – the type was still in us by the USMC during the Vietnam War
A Soviet era SS-1b Scud-A Ballistic Missile System formerly of the East German Army FHC Tankfest NW 2016
A Soviet era SS-1b Scud-A Ballistic Missile System formerly of the East German Army
FHC Tankfest Norhtwest 2016
An amazing array of vehicles and weaponry were on display from US Willy’s Jeeps to the dreaded German 88’s
Ride like the wind - WW2 era US Harley Davidson and German Kettenkrad with a Vietnam era Mule with a 105mm recoiless rifle Tankfest Northwest 2016
Ride like the wind – WW2 era US Harley Davidson and German Kettenkrad with a Vietnam era Mule with a 105mm recoiless rifle
Tankfest Northwest 2016
Jeeps, a Hummer and some old enemies in RC form
Tankfest Northwest 2016
A grand collection and most of these vehicles belong to FHC
The big German SdKfz 9 Half-track, German Hetzer, US M3 Stuart and M3 Half-Track Tankfest Northwest 2016
The big German SdKfz 9 Half-track, German Hetzer, US M3 Stuart and M3 Half-Track
Scud to the Sherman, 88 and M3 Half-Track Tankfest Northwest 2016
From the Scud to the Sherman, 88 and M3 Half-Track

 

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. GP Cox says:

    What an outstanding display!!

    1. Deano says:

      It was a truly fun day!

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