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  1. those black and white articles yes very dull thats the words i was looking for. i think part of the problem is these mags are part of a group covering evarything from skiing to chicken farming unlike wheels and tracks, and windscreen and after the battle was good jack of all trades springs to mind

  2. somebody has finally said what i have been thinking for months bit like the pub in my village new guys got it. going to be the best thing since sliced bread. in two years it will be another house picked up classic military this afternoon read it in 10 mins alright 15 two articles k6 karrier and the victory show, 14 count them 14 pages of auctions and withams SEEN IT ALL BEFORE the rest is from reference books and the classifieds, some have got cobwebs on been there for months we need more articles we can relate to restorations finds etc come back wheels and tracks remember before and after if only windscreen could go bi monthly :D

  3. i had one of these lamps about two years ago. whilst sitting in front of my computer trying to identify it i thought i would email the manufacturer in the US it was about midnight the company still exists they were so helpful emails were going backwards and forwards till about 2 o/clock they looked in old files and records and said one fitment was M5 stuart

  4. some scrap yards offer you a debit card put the money on the card and have an atm 0n site so draw the cash and off you go did the government in all its wisdom think it could rein in good old totting

  5. i bought a hotchkiss/willys there 20years ago the owner was english he told me the story cannot remember it all but his dad met a french girl something like that, nice fella owned a nice hotel in nearby village wissant? when i was there, there was a big rail mounted gun on tracks behind the museum, is it still there, must make a point go have a look

  6. finally got a wc54! i bought 2 wc54s years ago from army cars good prices and great people to deal with but the wife at the time did not like green vehices she was worried what the neighbors would think i am sure there was one in the de groot collection but i am pleased there was not one in the auction what price would it have made:wow:

  7. Please excuse my ignorance of such auctions, but is it not true that the VAT is only charged on the auctioneers premium and not the hammer price? So the total extra to pay over and above the hammer price works out at much less than 40%?

    axis vehicles have wartime stuff from the film fury plus vat who wants to pay 20% extra on a 1940s dodge:undecided:

  8. just sold a civilian series one 88inch had a fairey capstan winch neat bit of kit mounted across the front chassis and engaged into a replacement crankshaft nut i have seen these on series 2s not cheap now i saw one for a grand but all the spares are available could be dangerous! really its what you want it for. just out of interest this one had COASTGUARD cast into the top of the capstan:undecided:

  9. This is where the tank is according to the map on the linked article:





    i did not recognize the earlier shots but yes thats more like it. its had a lick of paint and i understand they have restored the cathedral thinking about it, it must have been 15 years ago the building really was holed like a swiss cheese it should have been left like it it was quite a dramatic memorial

  10. a few years ago i was walking with the wife in marseille she wanted to see the cathedral we came around a corner and sitting on a mini roundabout was a really nice sherman if i remember it was only a 100yds or so from the cathedral which itself had obviously seen some action by the amount of holes in the architecture wonder if the sherman is still there might go have a look

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