Arrsers self taken photo collection.

2019 Findlay (OH) Military Equipment & Gun Show on Saturday 18 May

US6 Studebaker Flat-Fender 2-1/2 ton truck. Most were donated to the USSR as part of Lend-Lease, but a few made it back home after the war.

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2019 Findlay (OH) Military Equipment & Gun Show on Saturday 18 May

M715 1967 Kaiser-Jeep Contact Maintenance Truck tricked out as a SeaBee truck. The below vehicle should bring back pleasant memories for CPT L*** as it is a 1967 Kaiser Jeep M715 Contact Maintenance Truck. I’m sure he probably had a ride in one at Cubi Point (Phillippines) as a Navy electricians Mate changing burned out lightbulbs on the runway during the war. Nothing can keep those old Seabees down.

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2019 Findlay (OH) Military Equipment & Gun Show on Saturday 18 May

Scale model of the Greatest MBT of the age, the M1 Abrahms, built in exact detail and fully operational. It was a project undertaken by Union employees at the Lima Tank Plant in honor of the soldiers who have gone before, especially those in the tank service. (Yes, that is the banner of the United Autoworkers Union.)

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2019 Findlay (OH) Military Equipment & Gun Show on Saturday 18 May

1944 M26A1 Heavy Hauler/Tank Retriever. This one saw duty in the Pacific, but there were plenty in the ETO as well. Big old monster chain drive.

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2019 Findlay (OH) Military Equipment & Gun Show on Saturday 18 May

Grub up, you lot. Dip yer mess kit and utensils first so you don't get the squirts. MKT-125 Mess Kitchen and GP Medium Mess tent. Break out that hi-temp milk and 10-man ration packs.

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2019 Findlay (OH) Military Equipment & Gun Show on Saturday 18 May

There were only two reenactors that I considered worthy enough to take a picture of and these were a WW II Scottish soldier, and a Japanese junior officer. The fellow playing the Jap was a white person but that was OK. He was probably a good deal taller than a real Japanese soldier of WW II as well, so I wondered how he managed to find kit that fitted him. He said he was still looking for a samari sword to complete the costume, but real ones tend to be pricey.

The WW II Scot didn't tell me what unit he was doing an impression of, but it's just as well as his puttees are a shambles and his boots could use some bulling. (The tosser)

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2019 Findlay (OH) Military Equipment & Gun Show on Saturday 18 May

M16A1 White Half-Track. Pretty nice piece.

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2019 Findlay (OH) Military Equipment & Gun Show on Saturday 18 May

1915 Ford Model T American Field Service Ambulance. Nice touch to have a French wine flask and Adrian Helmet in the passenger's side. The owner seemed a bit miffed at me when I rated his effort only "Not Bad". It is a good job, but I've seen a couple of other WW I Field Ambulances at shows that would put this one in the shade.

It is said that Walt Disney drove an ambulance like this in the First World War.

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The bloke wearing the kilt should do his bloody homework. Short puttees and hose tops, not that lash up.
 
Taken last week in Santa Ponsa, Mallorca. Considering it was a point and shoot with a Samsung, I think it came out quite well.

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2019 Findlay (OH) Military Equipment & Gun Show on Saturday 18 May

M35A2 Kaiser-Jeep 2 1/2 ton truck made out to be "The Porkinator", a Vietnam War Gun Truck with sheet steel armor.

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2019 Findlay (OH) Military Equipment & Gun Show on Saturday 18 May

MMmmm Vietnam War Gun Porn.

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2019 Findlay (OH) Military Equipment & Gun Show on Saturday 18 May

TNT crates for purchase. (Filling extra.)

I bought a couple of things to say that I had been there. I bought a WW II style pineapple hand grenade for $15. I am assuming it has no primer in its fuze and no powder in the body of the grenade itself, but to be safe, I won’t be pulling the pin and letting the handle fall away to see for sure. Another item I bought from a military patch dealer was an embroidered tally for a baseball style cap. It said Guantanamo Naval Station, Cuba. This is the sort of patch that swabbies wear on their cap to show what ship or station they are assigned to. I don’t expect to ever get there in my lifetime, but I might have it sewn on a black or blue ball cap to make people think I’ve been there.

Interesting item for sale was expended LAW (66 mm) tubes. Several vendors had them including the end caps, for $350 apiece. Who knew that such detritus is still valuable. I've tossed a fair few on ex that could have kept me in beer tokens for awhile. :?

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@Ruckerwocman .... a fine set of photographs .... was this guy's real name not McAuslan ? ...

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I have no idea what his real name might be, but it's clear even to a layman that he didn't put as much thought into his costume as he might have. I've seen more correct re-enactors at other military themed shows.
 
2019 Findlay (OH) Military Equipment & Gun Show on Saturday 18 May

There were only two reenactors that I considered worthy enough to take a picture of and these were a WW II Scottish soldier, and a Japanese junior officer. The fellow playing the Jap was a white person but that was OK. He was probably a good deal taller than a real Japanese soldier of WW II as well, so I wondered how he managed to find kit that fitted him. He said he was still looking for a samari sword to complete the costume, but real ones tend to be pricey.

The WW II Scot didn't tell me what unit he was doing an impression of, but it's just as well as his puttees are a shambles and his boots could use some bulling. (The tosser)

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The WW2 Scot's companion is doing a great impression of being fucking gopping.
 

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