Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Arlo, Nov 24, 2006.
They were lovely, weren't they?
Army Air Forces Federal C2 wrecker
Easy one to id. original photo from my ww2 glass neg. Click this image to show the full-size version
That's not a Crusader gun tower, is it?
near, its a Crusader II gun Tractor Mk I to tow the 17Pdr AT gun
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!
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.
Interesting that they used Kodaline.
(If you like that sort of thing )
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!
size of plates 6 inch high by 5 inch across. Click this image to show the full-size version
Half plate sort of thing then.
(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.
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.
Can anyone identify this one? I can't. The front hubs seem to have a lot going on.
I don't know what this one is.
Type 98 'RO-KE' six ton Artillery Tractor.
Not a trick question, probably not tricky, but what is this? Looks to be based on a Sherman or Grant...
But... the Ram OP pictures I've seen are still turreted!?
Proper name Ram/Sexton GPO?
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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