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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 18 Sep 2016 12:15 #742750

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I am stealing the following thread idea from another forum. As the saying goes, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". Just as the I ripped off title states, take a ride and snap a photo of your KZ with something military related as part of the picture. It can be a piece of weaponry, monument, base, soldier, etc, ....

I had to take the KZ out today as part of my shake down runs I'm doing before next week's DGR. So figured I would make it a bit more interesting and get some nice pictures while I'm at it. I am submitting the first entry of a local piece of artillery displayed at the VFW building near town. Please feel free to post your own pictures with your bike.





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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 18 Sep 2016 18:52 #742777

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Your on Joe, we pass that kind of stuff all the time.
Just about every little town out here in the sticks has something.
Here's an old shot for starters

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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 19 Sep 2016 06:04 #742820

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Nice Jack! Is that a Cobra gunship? Oddly enough, in Central Florida, the two VFW's in our area are one of the few VFW's to display military hardware. As you said, I thought all these small towns around here would have VFW's having a military vehicle or two. There is one special place close to here that I will take a ride to in the near future for this series. Jack, please do post anything else you got. Love seeing these old war equipment used to honor the peace and also the men and women who fought for our country.
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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 19 Sep 2016 06:20 #742826

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Looks like a trip to Palm Springs AP for me. Lots of vintage war jets and if lucky a B 17. Pics to come. B)
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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 19 Sep 2016 11:08 #742876

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Here's some Joe. The clips I'll put in my bike cam thread.
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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 19 Sep 2016 15:38 #742917

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I believe it is a Huey Python 2 seater use in Vietnam

We passed a couple tanks yesterday and a missile that a high school had, I can't remember the town right now but their team was the something missiles?

We saw this plane fly about 20 years ago during an attempt to hook up 300 skydivers , it was one of 12 planes being used in the effort.
They ended up having to settle for something like 283 and that record was broke a year later in Taiwan for the kings birthday.

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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 19 Sep 2016 16:43 #742929

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Cool. B)
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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 19 Sep 2016 18:23 #742939

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Very nice Steve! Beautiful area and aircraft. Last picture doesn't count, your KZ has to be in the picture, LOL. Great picture too Jack! Looks like you practically were underneath the airframe. Here are a couple more pictures of another local relic:








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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 19 Sep 2016 18:46 #742946

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That was our workhorse. If I could have snuck the Z1 inside I would have. :lol: I don't think they've liked that. :whistle:
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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 25 Sep 2016 18:34 #743547

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Saturday we rode up to Dixon IL home of Ronnie Reagan and followed the Rock river down to the Mississippi river.
I was sure that I would see some hardware in some of the small towns we passed through but nothing until we got to the big river town of
Port Byron IL
A 105 mm Howitzer made in 1945 just down river at the Rock Island Armory




And down at the other end of town was a 3" model 1861 (Griffin Gun) made in 1862 for the Union army


We followed the Mississippi down and in Hamton IL we found a monument to the battle fought near Cambells Island
In 1814 between aprox. 500 British backed Sauk warriors and an American flotilla including 3 gun boats carrying supplies up river to Fort Shelby.
The Indians turned them back.






Today we found this 1846 gun in a town named Tonica





And in Henry a torpedo dedicated to the 3505 men on the 52 submarines of WWII still on patrol

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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 25 Sep 2016 20:56 #743561

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bluej58 wrote: I believe it is a Huey Python 2 seater use in Vietnam

We passed a couple tanks yesterday and a missile that a high school had, I can't remember the town right now but their team was the something missiles?

We saw this plane fly about 20 years ago during an attempt to hook up 300 skydivers , it was one of 12 planes being used in the effort.
They ended up having to settle for something like 283 and that record was broke a year later in Taiwan for the kings birthday.

Lady Luck at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa IL
They are working on getting her back in the air, we'll see

was a 16 C in the army and many schools had theses outside

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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 26 Sep 2016 06:59 #743592

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Love the shot of the bike with the torpedo JD. The bike looks great! Good stuff. Don't understand why we don't have as much around here. But there is a huge cemetery close to here. Will do my next country ride through that area. Place is huge.
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Parked in front of of the police station in Spring Valley IL

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KZ Photo-Op Riding Challenge: Military Relics 03 Oct 2016 04:10 #744301

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Great thread, keep it coming. My bikes in storage currently or I'd be hunting a U boat.
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Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell Fl

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While on a solo excursion on the outskirts of Ocala today.
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