I have more today from the Day Of Honour. Afghan war veterans were with their vehicles parked on Parliament Hill, including this customized ATV.
This medical transport is called a Bison.
While this is a scale model of the frigate H.M.C.S. Ottawa.
And this is a personnel carrier.
This remote is one used by bomb disposal teams in their work.
The heavily armoured truck behind it is the transportation of such teams.
Very cool, William, love this post.ReplyDelete
Not being a great fan of all things military, I can only wonder about the bison...ReplyDelete
Amazing what can be built with almost unlimited funds. Too bad there isn't the same investment in education.ReplyDelete
I agree with cieldequimper, it is a world far from me.ReplyDelete
i like the mini tank. too cool. ( :ReplyDelete
All these poor guys are ingeneral PTBS victims calling themselves survivors. Not much help for them and destroyed families around . War is a dirty business all over the world and always justified to reestablish peace.ReplyDelete
Very similar to what we have here....ReplyDelete
I'm not a fan of all this, But since armies are unfortunately necessary, the military personnel has the right to have the best possible material, I think.ReplyDelete
@Linda: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Ciel: well the vehicle wasn't built for comfort.
@Stuart: quite so.
@Bieb: myself as well.
@Beth: something much bigger tomorrow.
@Hilary: thank you.
@Yacine: quite true.
@Norma: these are generally current equipment so it would be similar.
@Jan: they do, yes.
An impressive and interesting display of armaments. Did you see that al Qaeda is on the march in Iraq and Obama is considering sending troops to help fight them, even though the Iraqi troops, trained and armed by the U.S. ran away? Before Bushki al Qaeda was not in Iraq. What terrible irony.ReplyDelete
Very impressive collection of war armaments William, its quite sobering to think of the action they've participated in. Can only imagine what their equals today would be and hopefully not to be used..ReplyDelete
I did notice that the military guys in your shots are all very good looking and that I see only women being shown the vehicles!!ReplyDelete
heavy equipment, for sure.ReplyDelete
I confess my fascination with almost all of these devices and vehicles!ReplyDelete
Heavy duty stuff and that young man still has a smile on his face. Amazing equipment. MBReplyDelete
If only humans didn't need stuff like this... Great shots on both series though.ReplyDelete
@Lowell: there was quite an array out on display.ReplyDelete
@Grace: these guys are pretty good at what they do. It's unfortunate that the current government refuses to live up to their responsibilities.
@Jane and Chris: I figured someone would make note of that!
@VP: it's interesting to walk among them.
@MB: it's easier being back home than being deployed, certainly.
@Jose: thank you.
So many types of military vehicles!ReplyDelete
It must have been interesting to see all this.ReplyDelete
So nice to see the military being celebrated!ReplyDelete
Lots of interesting "war stuff", still wish we didn't need it. :(ReplyDelete
Fascinating. It's good to see the military integrated as part of the society it comes from and defends, but the jury's still out on how it is used sometimes.ReplyDelete
It is interesting to compare these vehicles to the ones from WWII, or worse WWI. Like sitting in a tin can, some of them.ReplyDelete
I'm glad the soldiers are being honored. I wish we didn't so glorify war, though.ReplyDelete
A lot of heavy equipment that unfortunately is needed.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: they had a little of everything.ReplyDelete
@Marleen: it was, yes.
@Cheryl: I wish it was a different PM doing so, mind you...
@Halcyon: it's one of those elements of the human condition, I suppose.
@Mike: it can be used rashly, of course, depending on the political leadership.
@Hamilton: oh, yes, I'll be back in the War Museum for Canada Day, and I'll be looking in at the vehicles there from that era.
@Krisztina: thank you.
@Kay: that's the quandary.
@Sharon: quite definitely.
That soldier's camouflage would blend into the building's stone front.ReplyDelete
I think I'd like a ride on that ATV. :)ReplyDelete
I hate the fact that we seem to be in one war after another. I like equipment and technical things, but it sucks that we even need it. I immediately noticed the same thing as Linda. The soldiers camos almost disappear into the stone work of the building behind them.ReplyDelete
Except for the ship and the medical unit, it was pretty much what I saw at our local Marine base on a tour. The medical unit was smaller, but they had more and different armored vehicles.ReplyDelete
It's interesting to see all these vehicles. What a pity they ever have to see service, though.ReplyDelete
@Meradeth: I wouldn't mind either.
@Pat: desert camo and Nepean sandstone seem to have a lot in common.