RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#76 by chocks , Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:16 am

Yes Frothy. It was a general term for any small tank. Though I think it may have been slightly miss-used in the above picture

 
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#77 by Frothy , Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:23 am

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Yes Frothy. It was a general term for any small tank. Though I think it may have been slightly miss-used in the above picture


It sounds so feminine


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#78 by chocks , Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:40 am

 
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#79 by Templer , Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:16 pm

I remember my late brother-in-law bringing one of these home in the 60s, parked it ouside the house and blocked the road completely.
He was in the RASC, it's an AEC I think.

 
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#80 by chocks , Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:36 pm

I'm sure your right Brian. It looks like an AEC Matador, a workhorse of the British army for many a good year.
Its a shock when someone turns up at your house with something like that. I turned up at my moms house in a low loader with a Whirlwind Helicopter on the back of it, went in for a cuppa and there were crowds outside the house photographing it. The police made me move it. I have a photo somewhere. I'll have to try and find it.

 
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#81 by chocks , Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:20 pm

Looked through my collection and these are the only two pic's I haave of the Matador.

aec matador 1940.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) AEC MATADOR.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)

 
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#82 by chocks , Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:47 pm

SELF PROPELLED GUNS

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Archer-17pdr self propelled gun.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Archer 17pdr

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#83 by chocks , Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:52 am

TRUCKS

Austin K3 3 ton 6x4 early type.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Austin K3. 3 Ton 6x4 Early Version

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#84 by Frothy , Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:58 am

Keep em coming chocks. I love seeing these old military vehicles


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#85 by chocks , Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:26 am

Let me know if your looking for any vehicles in particular and I'll do my best to provide them.

 
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#86 by Templer , Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:23 pm

This is a new one on me.
The American built Oshkosh tank transporter serving with the british army.
What an amazing piece of kit.


 
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RE: RE:MILITARY VEHICLES

#87 by chocks , Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:54 pm

One Hell of a truck isn't it Brian. I don't know a lot about them other than they are a made to order, multi role medium tactical vehicle. I've only ever seen pictures of them but I'd love to drive one. I bet that would be some experience.

I only have three pictures which I will post soon because for some reason it's not letting me upload at the moment

 
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#88 by Frothy , Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:32 pm

That is one mean hauling machine


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#89 by Templer , Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:28 pm

Surely we could have built something like that in this country.

 
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#90 by Templer , Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:01 pm

£900.000 each, and the british army had 92.

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