Queensland Visit 2019

For my sons birthday we decided to fly out to Queensland to visit Australia Zoo, but being a typical modeller I had to comb for any local military attractions. I did hear some time ago that the only surviving WW1 German A7V tank ‘Mephisto’ was sitting inside the Queensland Museum in Brisbane, so I kind of added this one in on the itinerary – lol.

The Mephisto is amazing to see up close, and to think it was abandoned by its crew and then removed from the battle filed under fire by Aussie troops! This vehicle sits as part of the ANZAC exhibition so I have also included some images for this as well.

A7V Mephisto Images

ANZAC Museum Images

A few days after arrival I found a hotel brochure advertising the largest heritage aircraft display at the Qld Air Museum in Caloundra which was close by. So what does  a true modeller do – add this one to the schedule of course. Just so you know I do have a knack for making my wife think it was her idea to go to these things – just sayin!

The Air Museum itself is massive and spread over two large hangers plus an out doors area. As the images will show the collection is impressive with nothing that you cant get real close to and touch.

Qld Air Museum Images

The Queensland Museum was also running a NASA exhibition which you guessed it, my wife came up with the suggestion we go and see that as well – hehehehe – what an understanding wife I have, she must have read my mind. Check out the image of the moon buggy wheels and I thought they were running GoodYears!

This was a great exhibition and brings to life the size of some of the space craft and the technology involved. There were some items in there that blew my mind in terms of construction and ingenuity and what it may have been like to be out there………….

NASA Exhibition Images

Hope you enjoyed the pics!

Michael Tabone

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