How Many Men Can You Fit On A Tank?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. EKB

    EKB Well-Known Member

  2. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    "It's a souvenir, sir!"
  3. riter

    riter Active Member

    Farley Mowat's The Regiment describes how he, as Battalion Intelligence Officer was tasked with collecting German equipment for study. He took anything and everything including a JagdTiger. When the cargo ship arrived back in Canada, they wanted to bill him for the transport cost! Anyway, the stuff rotted away until sold for scrap. :( Today it would be worth a fortune.
    Chris C likes this.
  4. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    TTH, Chris C and 4jonboy like this.
  5. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    I can tell that's a Sherman by the suspension but it would be hard to know otherwise!

    What is the diagonally placed plate above the tracks? Extra armour? Stowage? It looks non-standard.
  6. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    A counterweight - maybe ?

    Dave55 and Chris C like this.
  7. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Oh, well thought, Ramiles! Some of the people in the left side of the photo might be sitting on the flail arms.
  8. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    Can't find it now, but thought they were boxes containing chalk to mark the cleared lane... Who knows?
    ceolredmonger likes this.
  9. The legend on this collage is wrong. Those are not counterweights (the Crab was heavy enough!) but chutes for lane marking lights (and of course the standard Sherman V stowage bin on the rear panel, as is the box marked "chain storage"). The only counterweight is at the near end of the left side flail arm, on the Crab Mk.II only.

    The Crab on the photo in Post #86 is T148656 (now a Memorial) sitting one house ahead of Huijbregtse electronic shop on Zuidstraat, Westkapelle, during the visit by Princess Juliana on 15 May 1945.

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2023
  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Chalk, flares(?), and later flags on Churchill Toad.
    Sure I've read that eventually ignored as it was usually pretty obvious where a flail had recently been.

    People on tanks...

    Not a bad attempt at 17+, but I fear we've had it before
    There is at least a bucket, though. I like a nice tank bucket.

    Maybe the required reinforcements arriving to make a more serious attempt on the record.
  11. Quarterfinal

    Quarterfinal Well-Known Member

    How many tanks can you drive up a bridge onto a tank on a bridge?
    SDP and Chris C like this.
  12. EKB

    EKB Well-Known Member

    I can stack more Bren carriers on my Bren carrier than you can stack Bren carriers on your Bren carrier …

    Stack of Bren carriers in German scrapyard.jpg
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2023
    4jonboy likes this.
  13. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    4jonboy and Chris C like this.

Share This Page