RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#31 by chocks , Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:36 pm

ANY REQUESTS FOR ANY VEHICLE TYPES FROM ANYONE???????

 
chocks
Posts: 5.222
Points: 16.482
Date registered 01.13.2012


RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#32 by Frothy , Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:46 pm

Here's one.
Have the British army ever used half tracks ?


http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/ret...My%20Retirement

 
Frothy
Posts: 10.096
Points: 37.116
Date registered 09.30.2011


RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#33 by chocks , Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:49 pm

Yes mate. Will sort some pic's later.

 
chocks
Posts: 5.222
Points: 16.482
Date registered 01.13.2012


RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#34 by chocks , Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:47 pm

The British use of helf tracks is very limited.
First used in early WW2 the Schofield tank was only a training vehicle. Originaly designed as a tracked vehicle but the wheels were added to aid novice tank drivers in steering the vehicle. After initial trials the tank was shipped of to New Zealand and all British use ceased.
The Crossley BGV truck came in 1925 and was used right up until the outbreak of WW2.
The Burford, designed in the late 30's and used only for a short time in WW2 was outdated before it saw service and was quickly scrapped by the British Army, however, the Home guard used a few of them well into 1941.

Schofield Tank.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Schofield Tank

CROSSLEY BGV HALF TRACK 1926.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Crossley BGV

Burford Half track.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Burford


 
chocks
Posts: 5.222
Points: 16.482
Date registered 01.13.2012

Last edited 10.19.2012 | Top

RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#35 by Frothy , Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:27 pm

Thanks chocks . The BGV is like the German ones you see in films


http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/ret...My%20Retirement

 
Frothy
Posts: 10.096
Points: 37.116
Date registered 09.30.2011


RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#36 by chocks , Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:04 pm

Whilst searching for a good picture of a german half track I came across another British Half track which I didn't know existed.
It's a British Holt 75 gas powered Catapillar Half Track of 1914.

Holt75pk catapillar tractor 1914.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)

 
chocks
Posts: 5.222
Points: 16.482
Date registered 01.13.2012


RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#37 by Frothy , Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:12 pm

I can't see the point in having that one wheel. surely that didn't steer it?


http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/ret...My%20Retirement

 
Frothy
Posts: 10.096
Points: 37.116
Date registered 09.30.2011


RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#38 by chocks , Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:31 am

T'is a bit strange isn't it?

 
chocks
Posts: 5.222
Points: 16.482
Date registered 01.13.2012


RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#39 by chocks , Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:43 am

Talking of strange, here's a couple that I wouldn't have wanted to drive.

killen strait tractor'.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)

This one is a "Killen Strait Tractor" designed in 1915 to drive up to barbed wire and cut it. More of a killin' machine if you ask me. I should imagine life expectancy on this was zero. You'd have had to be a lunatic to sit on that and drive out between the trenches.



One of "Hobart's Funnies" the Praying Mantis was designed in 1942 for the Home Guard. One man lay down (I believe a two man version was also designed) in the centre section, drove up to a wall, raised the arms and fired the mounted Bren Gun over the wall.
How he knew what was on the other side of the wall or how the guns were aimed is beyond me. The idea was scrapped in 1943.


Attached pictures:
No rights to view attachments. Only file names are shown. Register now!
 GB-PrayingMantis-HomeGuard.jpg 
 
chocks
Posts: 5.222
Points: 16.482
Date registered 01.13.2012

Last edited 10.20.2012 | Top

RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#40 by Frothy , Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:59 am

Quote: chocks wrote in post #42
[[File:killen strait tractor'.jpg]] Killen Strait Tractor


Who's driving who?


http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/ret...My%20Retirement

 
Frothy
Posts: 10.096
Points: 37.116
Date registered 09.30.2011


RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#41 by chocks , Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:06 am

I have several more strang vehicle pic's that I'll post at a later date

 
chocks
Posts: 5.222
Points: 16.482
Date registered 01.13.2012


RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#42 by Frothy , Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:20 pm

I think this is a scout car. I had one as a Dinky toy. It was one of my favourite toys
BPTF-4344.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)


http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/ret...My%20Retirement

 
Frothy
Posts: 10.096
Points: 37.116
Date registered 09.30.2011


RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#43 by chocks , Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:25 pm

Cracking picture Frothy. Yes it's the Daimeler Scout car. Second stage development of the Ferret.

 
chocks
Posts: 5.222
Points: 16.482
Date registered 01.13.2012


RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#44 by Frothy , Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:50 pm

My all time favourite military vehicle... I think I'm correct in saying is, the Bedford RL.
I've traveled a few miles in the back of one these in my army cadet days

bedford RL.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)


http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/ret...My%20Retirement

 
Frothy
Posts: 10.096
Points: 37.116
Date registered 09.30.2011


RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#45 by Templer , Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:58 pm

A Praying Mantis in Bovington tank museum.
A strange machine.

 
Templer
Posts: 1.358
Points: 1.206
Date registered 10.01.2011


   

AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
Regiments & Corps of the British Army

Xobor Create your own Forum with Xobor