Started by Big Insect, 02 March 2021, 10:21:13 AM
Quote from: Raider4 on 04 March 2021, 10:24:15 PMNo Ferrets? Must have been Ferrets.Also Saracen or Humber Pig APCs? Maybe even Saladin?I presume the armoured squadron had Mk. 5 Centurions (20-pdr) at that time?
Quote from: sultanbev on 04 March 2021, 10:46:10 PMThe Berlin Brigade book by Tankograd shows Foxes in service until 1974-1994, they weren't replaced by Scimitars out there. It also shows no photos of any of the CVR(T) family, and I've never seen any of the Berlin camo on CVR(T) series.Mark
Quotee). When he was there, the Chieftains had the Stillbrew armour augmentation. He was very disparaging about the Chieftains - they were noisy, smoky and broke down a lot, and were really too big for some of the smaller roads in the city. They also tended to throw tracks when they went over the old tram lines - which the FV432's didn't do. There were only 18 Chieftains in total - 17 of which standard MBTs, which were split into squadrons of 4 and 3 were attached to 3 the infantry battalions, with the remaining 4 and the command tank held back as a mobile reserve. The tank used by the tank CO had a dozerblade fitted to it - he remembers that as it was used a lot in exercises to clear vehicles blocking roads. There was also a Chieftain ARV - making the force up to 18. His view (& he was an infantryman) was that the tanks were "over-weight" for the job and that Scorpions or Scimitars would have been better as the Chieftains were so unreliable and such big targets ("mobile pill-boxes").
Quote from: Steve J on 08 March 2021, 07:02:43 AMThat's useful info Mark, thanks for sharing . It makes sense to have the infantry in landrovers, as they would be much more manoeuvrable in an urban setting, than an APC, as well as being much smaller targets.
Quote from: Big Insect on 07 March 2021, 10:01:18 PMMy Tankograd book arrived over the weekend - it is very good - and (as is more often the case) you are 100% correct Sultanbey - no CVR(T) family vehicles were stationed in Berlin.
Quote from: Raider4 on 04 March 2021, 07:47:22 PMEh? What? No Scimitars in Berlin, or any other member of the CVR(T) family.
Quote from: Raider4 on 08 March 2021, 09:57:34 AM*cough*
Quote from: Big Insect on 05 March 2021, 02:53:31 PMWhen was Berlin Camo introduced? I need to do some more research.
Quote from: Big Insect on 09 March 2021, 01:13:04 PMReally helpful on the landrover camo - as I was coming to the conclusion that maybe they were only painted up in the BAOR camo.