Name that Vehicle

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

  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member

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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
    photo 1a117 tank neg.jpg
     
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  3. Seroster

    Seroster 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. Seroster

    Seroster 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 ΒΌ 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
     
  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.
     

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