Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by von Poop, Jan 5, 2007.
1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six "Ghost Car"
My sister suggested this to me.
Go out with a bang in hearse built from tank | The Sun |News
Midcounties on a roll with tank hearse - The Midcounties Co-operative
Nick mead again - I imagine it'll prove quite popular.
Loads of good 'uns here:
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Modern amateur(?) Wheel-Cum-Track.
Half Tank | English Russia
Forgotten weapons - Vintage Saturday: Parade Gear
Screw- propelled Vehicles
Thought this an odd and wonderful machine:
Armstead Snow Motors - Vimeo
Both the British and Germans experimented with screw- propelled vehicles for military use in WW2, but nothing went into production.
Some post war examples of the concept:
Marsh Screw Amphibian - Chrysler Corporation - YouTube
ZIL Screw Drive - Russia - YouTube
I couldn't find a video of the Challenger 6 so here's a short article on the successful crossing of the Bering Strait by the British in 2002
Ice Challenger Crosses Bering Strait - Maritime Journal
P.S. - I'll embed the videos if strangeness is considered worthy enough.
Couldn't agree more that Screw Drive is most pleasing to the eye, Cee.
We've got a little thread on the things here:
Aah shoot I should have done a search ... :smile:
A side attraction was learning a little more on Geoffrey Pyke and Project Habakkuk.
The Strangest vehicle of them all...
street legal Little Tikes car.
That, is quite possibly the finest vehicle I have ever seen.
But they're driving on the wrong side of the road!!!
Not a strange vehicle. It's a nice little Morris-Commercial PU, but rather odd Luftwaffe decoration of a captured example with two respirator facepieces as black-out masks !
7.92 in. flame mortar on Valentine chassis
Howie Machine Gun Carrier
If memory serves, essentially based on an Austin? Stripped Baby Austin gear proved remarkably agile off-road, and played a part on the road to jeep.
I remember seeing it in Fort Benning but I can't remember if they mentioned anything about Austin on the sign. That dosen't mean it wasn't Austin based, of course.
Never seen this before.
Nice. That one predates the Dymaxion Car. Maybe it influnced Fuller
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