Australian War Memorial Annex tour

By Mitch

As part of the Cancon Flames of War experience, Ken Snell organised a tour of the Australian War Memorial Annex.  The tour was a fantastic experience is easily my favourite part of Cancon this year.

The Annex had a lot of interesting vehicles, guns and equipment.  We got to see a portion of their collection as the collection spans over several storage facilities.

The great thing about the tour is getting to see a lot of the models you’ve painted in real life.  Throughout the tour, I was blown away by the size of some things.

The big highlight for me was seeing two Centurion tanks from the Vietnam war and several of the anti-tanks guns that I use in several of my lists, a Pak 40 and 6 pounder.  Also after seeing an Aussie M113 FSV “The Beast” I’ve become inspired to grow my Vietnam collection.

Thanks once again to Ken Snell for organising the tour.  Now onto the photos:

Pak 38

Pak 38

Pak 40

Pak 40

French Tank

French Tank

WW1 British Mark IV

WW1 British Mark IV

Neb

Neb

6 pounder of which Sean approves

6 pounder of which Sean approves

Australian Anti-tank jeep

Australian Anti-tank jeep

Stuart

Stuart

Japanese Tank

Japanese Tank

17 pounder

17 pounder

5.5 Inch Artillery

5.5 Inch Artillery

Bren Carrier

Bren Carrier

Japanese Tank

Japanese Type 94 Tankette

British para motorbike, this thing was tiny.

British para motorbike, this thing was tiny.

M113 FSV "The Beast"

M113 FSV “The Beast”

Matilda Tanks

Matilda Tank

The mighty Centurion Tank

The mighty Centurion Tank

Another mighty Centurion Tank

Another mighty Centurion Tank

German 15cm Heavy Artillery

German 15cm Heavy Artillery

Pak 36 Anti-tank gun

Pak 36 Anti-tank gun

German V2 Rocket, 1 of 18 left in the world today.

German V2 Rocket, 1 of 18 left in the world today.

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