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Old 01-02-2018, 09:46 AM   #1
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My first trip to Aberdeen was in 1970 when I was 13. For my birthday I was given one of the new Polaroid instant cameras, just for this trip. My Dad and I had already been building models together for several years, but this trip ignited my desire to start collecting.
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Great photos Willi! Thanks for showing them.

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Epic photo spread Willi thanks for sharing.

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I used to visit the Aberdeen Proving Grounds around this time as well and thought it was obscene that the U.S. Army took these unique treasures which had been originally stored safely in structures and placed them out in open fields at the mercy of the elements. These vehicles, virtually the finest examples of nearly every German armored vehicle to survive the war in their original paint and markings were allowed to be ruined by exposure to the weather; an incredibly stupid policy.
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thanks for posting your fotos . everything looks the same as when i first visited there in 78 the only difference being the tiger II was repainted the same color as the panthers.
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Think I still have one of those Polaroid cameras . . .
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Talking Think I still have one of those Polaroid cameras . . .

Very cool pics and story, Willi!

Interesting to see, how some of the vehicles were already beginning to achieve that "hull down" appearance.
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