Arrsers self taken photo collection.

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Open Doors - St Jerome's Church, Llangwm Uchaf
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Kirkz

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Kirkz

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The South?
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott at Wembley SSE arena last night.
Also picked up this from the gig.

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I thought all of the Bell AH-1s used in Vietnam had the curved canopy and a pointed nose. Did variants towards the end of the war have the flat canopy and the sighting system or is this possibly a SuperCobra?

It looks like the AH-1F Cobra model.
 
I thought all of the Bell AH-1s used in Vietnam had the curved canopy and a pointed nose. Did variants towards the end of the war have the flat canopy and the sighting system or is this possibly a SuperCobra?
I think its a G model. The tail number is 67-45480 I think and it definitely was in Vietnam service. I took a photo of the explanatory card, but couldn't blow it up satisfactorily to get a legible image of the writing. Here's a couple of alternate views so you can be the judge. There's a place on line that one can go to with the tail number of the aircraft in question and it will tell you its type and when it was in country. The only digits I'm not sure of is "45" but the prefix 67 I'm sure of as well as the last three digits of 480 which is painted on the nose and tailboom.

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From the same military museum here's an M706/ V-100 Cadillac Gage Amphibious APC that was used in RVN. It's armor is proof against nothing heavier than 7.62 x 51mm but the MPs seemed to like it. It was a useful convoy protection vehicle. The design of the hull was useful protection against IEDs or mines planted in the road as well. It was powered by a gasoline 360 ci V-8 made by Chrysler Corporation. The North Vietnamese inherited a number of these from the RVN government when they took over in 1975, but how many are still running after 40 - 50 years is any one's guess. The type has been retired from US service for many years.

Also for the edification of the brethren is a Marine Floaty tank. Not being a jarhead, I know nothing about these beyond the designation LVT H6.

The Higgins boat and the nosy Lauftwaffe guard was for the WW II vets and aficionados.

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Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra taking to the stage tonight just before apologizing for the slight delay .....they should of starting the performance in March 2020
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I think its a G model. The tail number is 67-45480 I think and it definitely was in Vietnam service. I took a photo of the explanatory card, but couldn't blow it up satisfactorily to get a legible image of the writing. Here's a couple of alternate views so you can be the judge. There's a place on line that one can go to with the tail number of the aircraft in question and it will tell you its type and when it was in country. The only digits I'm not sure of is "45" but the prefix 67 I'm sure of as well as the last three digits of 480 which is painted on the nose and tailboom.

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Flat canopy came in during the mid-1970’s - earlier models were then upgraded.
 
A few snaps at different times from the end of Hastings Pier yesterday. The sea was like a millpond last night, with barely a ripple most of the day.

Lunchtime

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Early evening

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Late evening

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Daz

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Coates Round House
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I know nothing about these beyond the designation LVT H6.

Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Howitzer, Mark 6

Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Howitzer Mk 6 was the armoured amphibian version of the LVTP5 (Landing Vehicle, Tracked, Personnel 5) hulls were identical, but the H6 had a turret armed with a 105mm howitzer installed over the cargo compartment.
 

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