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Started by fsn, 20 July 2018, 01:53:28 PM

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steve_holmes_11

Quote from: fsn on 10 October 2021, 05:01:56 PM
Very low centre of gravity.

True, there's a bit of an optical illusion going on with most tanks, because there's a lot more hull than turret.

Mind you, that photo could be captioned "Hull down, doing it wrong".

toxicpixie

It's still just as mobile as most Chieftains there though ;)
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pierre the shy

A good recovery exercise for the regimental EME LAD blokes?

They probably charged a few pints for that  ;)
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You implying British Soldiers DRINK alcohol ???:'( :'( :'(
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T13A

Hi

QuoteIt's still just as mobile as most Chieftains there though Wink
I think we were fully operational within about 10 minutes of the LAD (Light Aid Detachment) winching us out.

QuoteA good recovery exercise for the regimental EME LAD blokes?
The REME LAD were the hardest working squaddies I ever came across.

QuoteI have difficulty in understanding how the tank (above) didn't flip over.
I think another degree or two and we would have. I was half in, half out of the loaders hatch at the time it happened. I also spent 3 years on Fox armoured cars which really did have a bad reputation for flipping.

Cheers Paul
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toxicpixie

I've two different mates who had very close calls flipping Fox's!

I gather they weren't at all hard to get a bit carried away in...
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Centurion tanks of the Royal Armoured Corps during a training exercise on Salisbury Plain shortly before being shipped out to Korea, c. 1949.
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Did someone mention sledges?


A Stug III (Sturmgesch├╝tz 40 Ausf. G.) tows a crew sledge at the Army Winter Training Establishment in Tirol, Austria. These sledges were tested by the Germans as a means of transporting infantry more easily in a winter environment, allowing them to dismount and support the armour towing them when needed. It is unlikely any ever saw combat.
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steve_holmes_11

One is reminded of Jack Jones' butcher's van.

"Bang! two three, Bang! two three, Bang!" ....

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Quote from: steve_holmes_11 on 21 October 2021, 10:21:35 PM
One is reminded of Jack Jones' butcher's van.

"Bang! two three, Bang! two three, Bang!" ....

You missed the hissing sound as they bayonet the gas bag.....
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The British Army that sailed to France when the Second World War broke out in September 1939 was fully mechanised. This was not true of either its French allies or German opponents. Just a few years earlier a gun like this 25 pounder Mark I and its ammunition limber would have required six horses to move it. Now, as it's driven into Belgium in response to the German invasion of May 1940, it needs just one Light Dragon tractor.
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A Centurion of 1st Royal Tank Regiment emplaced on Point 145 in Korea, May 1953.
Most of the later stages of the Korean War were characterised by largely static front lines protected by bunkers.  The sights and long range firepower of a Centurion on high ground like this meant a small number could support large areas of the front. In the foreground we can see a sandbagged bunker for the Centurion's 20 pounder ammunition.  It's on the reverse slope of the hill to protect it from enemy fire.
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Techno II

Extraordinary colours in that piccy.

I suppose colour film in that era wasn't too true to life.

Cheers - Phil. :)

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Big Insect

That ammo seems like a long way from the photo'd Centurion ... bit of a yomp if the fighting hots up or is it the ammo for the tank that is behind us, out of shot?
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