Valentine's Day today!

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Za Rodinu, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Ron Goldstein4 in front of Chieftan.jpg Did I hear "Valentine" ?

    Fond memories of my visit to the Latrun Tank museum in Israel with my late wife.
    vanentine Latrun Israel - Bing images
    Yes, I know this pic is not of a Valentine but it was one of their prized exhibits, would someone care to identify it ?
    Ron
     
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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Later model with the extra Stillbrew turret armour.

    Google results says it's a mk3 with stillbrew.
     
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Many thanks Gents !

    Ron
    (who's personal knowledge of tanks was regrettably limited to Shermans and turret-less Stuart Mk 3s)
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The two test types were both apparently returned to the UK.
    Can't find any specifics on that Latrun machine. Not in Rob Griffin's lists of survivor locations. Wonder what route it took to Yad La-Shiryon...
    Their website's all in Hebrew. Not easy to navigate.
     
  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    The photograph does state the Chieftain to be a Mk 3.
    Regards
    Tom
     
  7. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Love that one.
     
  8. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Yeah, I've never seen a Valentine altered to a recovery vehicle (!?) before. :)
     
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  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Looks to be more of an Armoured heavy tractor pulling a grader for levelling the land.

    Regards
    Tom
     
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  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    That's an earth mover, aka scraper, that it is towing, but I'm sure it could do recovery work too.
     
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  12. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Poundland sells 40,000 rings by Valentine's Day

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    "Some say it with flowers, others with chocolates - but it seems an increasing number of us are showing our affections with rings bought from Poundland.

    The discount retailer told the BBC it had sold almost 40,000 engagement rings ahead of Valentine's Day this year, nearly double last year's tally.

    The £1 "Bling Rings" and "Man Bands" are meant to be used as "placeholders" for proper rings, it said
    ." ;-)
     

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