Strange Vehicles.

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  6. Cee

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    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

    Cheers ...

    P.S. - I'll embed the videos if strangeness is considered worthy enough.
     
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    Aah shoot I should have done a search ... :smile:

    A side attraction was learning a little more on Geoffrey Pyke and Project Habakkuk.

    Regards ...
     
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    The Strangest vehicle of them all... :wacko:
     
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  12. Za Rodinu

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    But they're driving on the wrong side of the road!!!
     
  13. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    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 !


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    Swincar:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FbW_kVYcl0
     
  15. canuck

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    7.92 in. flame mortar on Valentine chassis image.jpg
     
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    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.
     
  18. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    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.
     
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