Name that Vehicle

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Arlo, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

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  2. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Easy one to id. original photo from my ww2 glass neg. Click this image to show the full-size version
    Keith
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  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    That's not a Crusader gun tower, is it?
     
  4. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    near, its a Crusader II gun Tractor Mk I to tow the 17Pdr AT gun
     
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  5. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Same thing! I was just being less precise.

    I was just reading that that was just about the only towing vehicle for the 17 pdr in Normandy that performed satisfactorily.

    I have never had the chance to see one from that view, so thank you for that!
     
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  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    The glass neg with the tank on was taken out of a skip with a few others that were thrown out by the factory. The original box and covers of the negs + one of the glass negs in my collection.
    rh  box tanks.jpg rh negs covers.jpg RH neg tank.jpg
     
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  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Interesting that they used Kodaline.
    (If you like that sort of thing :unsure: )
    Very high res science (and even art) sort of emulsion.
    What size are the plates, Keith?
    Even ¼ plate will print to incredible quality, & with half & full plate you can blow the smallest section up to just about any size you want. Full is like 100 35mm images in just one frame, even with Victorian shots.
    Looks like a very nice bit of salvage anyway!
     
  8. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    size of plates 6 inch high by 5 inch across. Click this image to show the full-size version
    RH neg tank made for landlease jpg.jpg
     
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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Half plate sort of thing then.
    Fantastic stuff.
    (Should I extract these posts to their own thread rather than buried in this massive one? Unless you've already done one &I missed it...)

    Caunter scheme for the USSR? Or is that just 'Presentation' paint.
     
  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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  11. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Missed these posts first time around. Great stuff!

    My understanding is Caunter would be painted in Egypt after arrival. The different shades you see on the turret are just the result of the light striking the different planes - present in many Matilda photos.
     
  12. Vintage Wargaming

    Vintage Wargaming Well-Known Member

     
  13. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Can anyone identify this one? I can't. The front hubs seem to have a lot going on.

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  14. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    I don't know what this one is.

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  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Type 98 'RO-KE' six ton Artillery Tractor.
     
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  16. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Not a trick question, probably not tricky, but what is this? Looks to be based on a Sherman or Grant...

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  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Ram OP.
     
  18. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    But... the Ram OP pictures I've seen are still turreted!?
     
  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Sorry. Pissed.
    Proper name Ram/Sexton GPO?
     
  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Dunno what percentage of Sextons were Grizzly based, so I suppose it might be one of them.
    Bogies not Ram-ish, so maybe more likely on a Grizzly chassis.
     

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