RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#46 by chocks , Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:21 pm

Great Truck the Bedford RL. The one you've posted is the 3 Ton 4x4 Cargo version. This may be the same truck in service with it's original army number plate.

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#47 by Frothy , Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:39 pm

OK am I reading this right? You say it's the same truck with it's original army number plate. Do you mean the very same truck? If so how can you tell?


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#48 by chocks , Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:31 pm

I said it "MAY" be the same truck.
It has the same 3 piece canvas which was rare, most had a two piece. It has an observers turret most didn't and they are both parachute regiment vehicles. There is a strong possibility they "MAY" be the same vehicle. But then again??????

 
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#49 by Frothy , Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:50 pm

Quote: chocks wrote in post #48
I said it "MAY" be the same truck.
It has the same 3 piece canvas which was rare, most had a two piece. It has an observers turret most didn't and they are both parachute regiment vehicles. There is a strong possibility they "MAY" be the same vehicle. But then again??????


Sorry bit of a senior moment


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#50 by chocks , Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:09 pm

Hey! we all have them. Mine only last 24 hrs a day. The rest of the time I'm OK

 
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#51 by Frothy , Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:36 pm

I'm off to bed. See you in the morning


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#52 by Frothy , Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:05 pm

The first tank to be made at Metro Cammell 1914


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#53 by Frothy , Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:08 pm

Decoy tank. Made by Dunlop 1942


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#54 by chocks , Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:23 pm

Great pics Frothy. The 1st one looks very much like a Vickers Mk5. Definately a Vickers anyway.
I didn't know they were made at the "Met'".. Interesting to know.
Do you know if they were made under licence or if Vickers had a hand in the Met' at the time.

The second picture was as you can see one of the inflatables, Not sure if they actually fooled the Germans but a brilliant concept all the same.


 
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#55 by Frothy , Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:33 pm

Quote: chocks wrote in post #54
Great pics Frothy. The 1st one looks very much like a Vickers Mk5. Definately a Vickers anyway.
I didn't know they were made at the "Met'".. Interesting to know.
Do you know if they were made under licence or if Vickers had a hand in the Met' at the time.

The second picture was as you can see one of the inflatables, Not sure if they actually fooled the Germans but a brilliant concept all the same.


Don't know about the Vickers chocks. Thats all the info I have.

I would have thought the first thing the Germans would have noticed about them decoy tank was... No track marks?


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#56 by Templer , Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:18 pm

Here's an interesting one' Humber Hornet Malkara.

 
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#57 by Frothy , Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:31 pm

that looks a bit deadly


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#58 by chocks , Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:59 pm

Thank's for posting that one Brian. I've never seen one of those before.

 
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#59 by chocks , Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:17 am

MOTOR CYCLES

US Harley and British Matchless 350 1945.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) US Harley & British Matchless 350 - 1945

norton 16h 1945.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Norton 16H - 1945

royal enfield 1944.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Royal Enfield - 1944

BSA WD B40 RAF 1945.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) BSA B40 - 1945 RAF

 
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#60 by Frothy , Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:26 pm

You never cease to amaze me with the photos a information you put up chocks.
Tha third motocylce one reminds me of a cowboy on horse back.


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