Strange Vehicles.

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by von Poop, Jan 5, 2007.

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  1. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    But as for just gaping at them and not shooting back: this happened with the first British tanks on the Somme - for about five minutes.

    Where can I read about the first tank action?
     
  2. BulgarianSoldier

    BulgarianSoldier Senior Member

    Churchil tank,Matilda baaah...
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Please, Enough!
    This is turning into another dreary 'best' tank thread, someone will say "Tigrz r gr8 - t34/sherman sux" or something similar soon, as they always bloody do....

    STRANGE vehicles;
    I always think the tank training vehicles with a cab look very odd, but more practical for the daily commute:
    Challenger:
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    Leopard:
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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Where can I read about the first tank action?
    David, look up Flers-Courcelette, 15th September 1916 for the first use.
    Or get yourself a copy of David Fletcher's 'Tanks and Trenches'. First Tank Vs. Tank encounter (by machines made by opposing countries) was Villers Bretonneux, to fit the 'first' description further the successful British tank was No.1 tank of No.1 section, A Company, 1st Battalion, Tank Corps...

    I suppose the A7V should be in here too, very strange:
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    (Only one survivor, in Australia. 1 other near perfect 1990's reproduction by the original firms that made it in Germany)
     
  5. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    Great shot....there's only one left? Well, not many were made, of course.

    I recall that the drivers were engineers, the gunners from the artillery, and the engine crew from the Navy, and they had a tendency to break down and overheat. Not very effective.

    Very glad a reproduction was made. Now we need photos and a war movie! :)
     
  6. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    OK, these might just be taking the pee but I liked them:

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  7. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Mummy, is this how baby tanks are made?



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  8. Cpl Rootes

    Cpl Rootes Senior Member

    Mummy, is this how baby tanks are made?



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    LOL ohh genius :icon-mrgreenbandit:
     
  9. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    brings to mind the helicopter picture with the lowered tail wheel. ;)
     
  10. Herroberst

    Herroberst Senior Member

    Hey driver get a load of this months centerfold....:sign_wow:



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  11. Owen

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  12. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    But as for just gaping at them and not shooting back: this happened with the first British tanks on the Somme - for about five minutes.

    Where can I read about the first tank action?

    Yep I know but I think the 'gaping state' would last a bit longer if you had a troop of Tsar tanks coming at you than a troop of Mark IV's...
     
  13. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

  14. Za Rodinu

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  15. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Is it just me or does this Sentinel appear to have two guns?

    From: Photo Gallery of ww2

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    And from the same site:

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    This must have been fun to control -

    Light tank Carden Loyd Mk IV

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    The M4 Mine Exploder

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  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Is it just me or does this Sentinel appear to have two guns?

    From: Photo Gallery of ww2

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    It's probably part of the development of the AC4 (so not technically a Sentinel :p ). The AC3 design had a 25 pdr AT armament, as the 17pdr was planned for the AC4 they built a one-off turret with 2x25pdr's to create, if I remember right, 20% more recoil than the big gun would generate. Thus the maximum strain would be placed on the ring and chassis during gunnery trials to see if all the future work in cramming in the 17pdr would be worthwhile. It passed with flying colours but I don't think they ever bothered to build the AC4, I'm pretty sure the AC3 didn't go into proper production either.
    EDIT:AC4 prototype was built.




    Here's another strange one:
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  17. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

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  20. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    This forum seem have a similar thread:

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