Benton Air Center Military display

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    This Saturday (8 October), our local air field will be having a Military Vehicle and Aircraft display that will also be a fundraiser for the local Police K-9 program.

    The location is at Redding's Benton Air Center (O85) and there will be a pancake breakfast, Military vehicle and vintage warbirds on display.

    Should be a nice turn out and many of the vehicles have already arrived.

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    Here's their Facebook event page:

    View: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596869087273732/
     
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    Looks like a good show, and nice to see a Ferret, Abbot and Saladin.
    I missed out on a photo-opportunity when on my travels, A 'low-loader' in front of me was carrying what I at first thought was a Tiger, with a 'shell hole' in the rear plate. As I passed it, I could see it was a mock up, built on what looked like a Abbot chassis, and might have been the 'stand in' for the real Tiger (from Bovington) used in the movie 'Fury', for the scene when it gets hit in the engine compartment.
     
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    Looks like a good show. Pics eagerly anticipated.
     
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    Some recent arrivals!

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    That's one mean-looking tractor unit in the last pic !
     
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    That's a M1070 HETS (Heavy Equipment Transport System) tractor manufactured by Oshkosh.
     
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    The Military History Show turned out to be a great day...lots of displays, activities and people!

    A great start for what should become a great annual event.

    Visit this thread for all the photos:
    Benton Airfield Military History Show 2016
     
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