RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#16 by chocks , Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:51 pm

Quote: scarbelly wrote in post #13
These are displayed at RAF Cosford. Don't ask me what they are though.
Terry


Guess the first picture must be some sort of refuel unit. Similar but probably earlier than this one

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#17 by Templer , Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:30 pm

I don't know what this is, a Thornycroft, Bovington tank museum.


 
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#18 by chocks , Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:38 pm

Wow, that's one I don't know Brian. I'll have to look into that.

 
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#19 by chocks , Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:37 pm

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I don't know what this is, a Thornycroft, Bovington tank museum.




Good one that is Templer. Trawled through all my books and couldn't find any info about it. Though I did find a little info on thr net.
It's refered to as a short wheelbase Bison or the "Mobile Pillbox" it's a generic name for a series of vehicles of it's type made with a concrete body on various vehicle chassis
It was used by the RAF and the Home Guard for the protection of airfields from early 1940 through to the end of 1941 when the idea was scrapped.

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#20 by chocks , Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:43 pm

LAND ROVERS

Probably the Best Vehicle the Armed Forces ever used.

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Land Rover Mk3 86inch ARMY.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Land Rover Mk3

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#21 by chocks , Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:37 am

STAFF CARS

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ROYAL ARTILLERY MORRIS COMMERCIAL CL STAFF CAR c1928.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) ROYAL ARTILLERY MORRIS COMMERCIAL CL c1928

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#22 by Frothy , Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:39 pm

Where do you get these photos? Love em


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#23 by chocks , Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:52 pm

I've been collecting British Military Vehicle pictures for years from all over the place. There's plenty more to come in the future.

 
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#24 by Frothy , Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:53 pm

Keep it up mate


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#25 by Templer , Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:42 pm

This is one I like, Monty's staff car in the Coventry transport museum.


 
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#26 by chocks , Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:55 pm

This was Monty's Humber too. This one's at Duxford air museum. I wonder how many he had.

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#27 by chocks , Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:19 pm

BICYCLES

After the horse, the bike was the most used form of transport used by the military.

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1947 BSA Mercury Mk5 Roadster RAMC 1940.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)BSA Mk5 Mercury 1947 RAMC

BSA airborne folding bike 1939.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)BSA Airborne Folding Bike.1943

raliegh bike RN 1941.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)Raliegh Bike Royal Navy 1941

And a really odd collection used by the Australian and South African armies for checking the railway lines for mines and the rapid evacuation of the wounded. It had a detachable metal rim that fitted around the tyre to allow it to run on tracks. Not too sure of it's success but it certainly had novelty value.


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#28 by chocks , Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:23 pm

BICYCLES

The Army started using cycles as early as 1882 and by 1908 selected territorial and yeomanry units were grouped together as cycle units. In 1915 these units became attached to the Regular Army units and the Army Cyclist Corps was formed. (Most major cycle manufacurers produced cycles purpose built for the army and this remained the case until 1953)These units remained as territorial units and by 1922 they were seen as useless and outdated so the Corps was disbanded.
The cycle however was to remain as a form of local transport on Army and Airforce bases, Naval Stations and Dockyards for many years after. The Royal Navy being the last to use the cycle. Finally decommissioning the last service bike in 2010.

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#29 by chocks , Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:27 pm

The Cycle used as an ambulance in WW1

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#30 by Frothy , Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:56 pm

Great thread chocks. I'm seeing stuff here I've never seen before.


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