Recovery & Repair - Vehicle pictures.

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    I just realized one of the reasons I'm enjoying these so much. These aren't the type of pictures that are shown on History Channel TV or in coffee table books. Or even in contemporary newspapers or magazines.
     
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Assorted preserved Recovery/Repair/Service stuff snapped over the years.
    Some postwar, some WW2 in postwar plumage, and lots of Scammells... I like Scammells.

    Beltring-2012-114.jpg Beltring-2012-115.jpg Beltring-2012-118.jpg Beltring-2012-122.jpg Beltring-2012-125.jpg Beltring-2012-126.jpg Beltring-2012-146.jpg Beltring-2012-149.jpg Beltring-2012-414.jpg Beltring-2012-418.jpg Beltring-2012-433.jpg Beltring-2012-488.jpg April-09-383.jpg DSC08373.jpg DSC08406.jpg DSC08470.jpg DSC08514.jpg DSC08716.jpg DSC08728.jpg DSC08745.jpg DSC08781.jpg DSC08824.jpg DSC09113.jpg DSC09136.jpg DSC09161.jpg DSC09236.jpg Beltring-07-493.jpg beltring-2004-051.jpg
     
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  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Dave,

    You are correct.

    Always coverage of the fighting Units but never much of the larger percentage of Manpower taken up by Support Units.

    Interesting seeing the spades attached to the tracked tank recovery vehicles, which all modern recovery vehicles have.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  5. Pylon1357

    Pylon1357 Junior Member

    WOW these photos are fantastic. I note interestingly enough, that some 70 odd yeras later, we still use the same basic methods. Even looking at the repair facilities, not much has changed.
     
  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Some original, privately taken photos from my collection.
    Keith
     

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  7. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Some more original, privately taken photos from my collection. Does any one have info on sign with 99 Recovery as i have 60 + original photos from this unit.
    Keith
     

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  8. 3mileSnipper

    3mileSnipper Member

    Fantastic pictures at post 22 reminded me of 2 pictures from my Dad's collection, I know he liked Scammels too. Taken between 1933 & Nov 1938. Both of Scammel Salvage I believe. I bet they don't use run flats :P
     
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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Doubtless some doubling up, but a few more:

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-187-0239-35,_Russland,_Soldat_bei_Reparatur_eines_Beiwagenkrads.jpg
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    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-009-0876-24,_Russland-Nord,_Vormarsch_durch_Lettland.jpg
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    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_B_145_Bild-F016229-0032,_Jugoslawien,_Soldat_bei_Motorrad-Reinigung.jpg
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    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-2006-0001,_Flugzeug_Heinkel_He_111,_Reparatur.jpg
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    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-022-2926-11A,_Russland,_Abschleppen_eines_Tiger_I.jpg
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    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-240-2145-15,_Russland-S%C3%BCd,_Abschleppen_eines_Panzer_V_%28Panther%29.jpg
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    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-244-2306-16,_R%C3%BCckzug_nach_Ungarn,_Panzer_35t.jpg
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    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-311-0904-04A,_Italien,_Zugkraftwagen,_Panzer_VI_%28Tiger_I%29.jpg
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    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-235-0996-29A,_Russland,_Reparatur_eines_Panzer_mit_Sd.Kfz._9-1.jpg
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    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-208-0030-27,_Russland-Nord,_Soldaten_der_Panzertruppe.jpg
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    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-269-0214-23,_Russland,_Instandsetzung_eines_Halbkettenfahrzeuges.jpg
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    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-311-0908-25A,_Italien,_Panzerj%C3%A4ger_Nashorn-Hornisse,_Reparatur.jpg
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  10. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

  11. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Here is a link on repair.
    Keith
     
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  12. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One more link repair.


    Keith
     
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  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  14. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    What an impressive project. Great movie too. (Plus Von Poops favorite vehicle at 6:29 mark :))
     
  15. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Found this one. Lots of hedgerow cutters and what looks like a Sherman with a .50 in the bow mount at 3:35 and a two axle four wheel DUKW looking thing at 4:30

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhGVfmz6QVA
     
  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    More ARVs:
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    TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45. © IWM (MH 3669)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45. © IWM (MH 3670)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45. © IWM (MH 3668)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    TANKS AND AFVS OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45. © IWM (KID 2482)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45. © IWM (H 27697)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45. © IWM (H 39912)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45. © IWM (H 39926)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45. © IWM (H 27696)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45. © IWM (H 29358)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE CAMPAIGN IN ITALY 1945. © IWM (NA 22176)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944. © IWM (B 6518)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944. © IWM (B 8489)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944. © IWM (B 7762)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944. © IWM (B 7756)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45. © IWM (B 12586)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN BURMA 1945. © IWM (SE 2322)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN ITALY 1945. © IWM (NA 23278)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORMANDY 1944. © IWM (B 6350)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45. © IWM (BU 2080)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES. © Crown copyright: IWM (MH 9818)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES. © Crown copyright: IWM (MH 9817)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45. © IWM (MH 3665)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    TANKS AND ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-45. © IWM (MH 3666)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    BRITISH TANKS AND AFVS IN NW EUROPE 1944-45. © IWM (BU 2066)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    BRITISH TANKS AND AFVS IN NW EUROPE 1944-45. © IWM (BU 2065)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45. © IWM (H 39906)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45. © IWM (H 39914)IWM Non Commercial Licence

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45. © IWM (H 39923)IWM Non Commercial Licence

    A Cromwell ARV (Armoured Recovery Vehicle) being used to extricate a bogged Cromwell tank of 1st Royal Tank Regiment, 7th Armoured Division, near Echt in Holland during Operation 'Blackcock', the clearing of the west bank of the Roer River, January 1945.
     
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  17. two dogs

    two dogs Member

    Ford GPA amphibious jeep
     
  18. Scouselancer

    Scouselancer Junior Member

    Thank you all for this post, some amazing pictures and video. I am hoping you can all help, Can any one tell me the Vehicle scaling for the following:


    Beach Recovery Sections – one per Beach Group

    Line of Communication Recovery Companies – Three

    I have had a conversation with a chap on another forum and he has stated that there were Light and Heavy Recovery Companies, and I don't believe he is correct. Especially on the L of C Companies, I am certain that they would be able to recover all vehicle types.

    I look forward to any assistance you can provide.

    Many thanks
     
  19. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    I think there is a confusion here. Certainly there were not light and heavy recovery companies but there were both light and heavy recovery sections in both the Corps Recovery Company and the LoC Recovery Company.

    Full War Establishments for all REME units in 21 Army Group can be found in the 21 Army Group section of the forum.

    Beach Recovery Sections for D Day etc can be found on the thread for Sword Beach. If you have trouble finding them I can copy them here from my own files.

    Mike
     
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  20. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Some interesting images beginning at 4:26 in this film, for you grease monkeys!

    Bonus points available for those who can identify the theme song.

     

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