The hugely enjoyable Lanc, Tank & Military Machines event returned to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre over the late May bank holiday weekend.

 

Following its stunning 2014 debut, the M-36 Jackson Tank Destroyer returned to demonstrate its abilities with display firings on both days. Each firing was swiftly followed by concussive blasts from this most impressive WWII tank. This example, named Easy Tiger is Lincolnshire based and represents one of the 1400 examples produced for service from September 1944 in the European Theatre of Operations during the Second World War. The M36 design went on to see combat during the Korean War of 1950-1953 and remained in service with European countries such as Yugoslavia and Croatia until the mid-1990s.

 

In addition to the tank destroyer, dotted around the museum site could be a found a variety of other military machines, and always popular with the photographers, a number of living history groups who greatly added to the atmosphere of the event. Popular 1940s singer 'Sarah Jane' could also be found performing in the main hangar at various times.

 

Noteworthy aviation elements displaying at the event (Monday only) included Sally B, the sole airworthy B-17 Flying Fortress in Europe, and Hardwick Warbirds attended with their P-51 Mustang Janie and T-6 Texan. 

 

The 2016 Lanc, Tank & Military Machines event takes place on Saturday 29th and Monday 30th May.