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    bren +tripod

    Given sense was seen about trying to prohibit 50 calibre rifles in private ownership - the latest legislation having been dropped, you would like to think that the deac situation may eventually get looked at. In theory, with more border controls, there maybe less eastern european "deacts" getting into the country, which seem to be in large part the source of firearms illegally held (together with ammunition). None of the present controls, be it on deacs or legally held firearms, deals with the firearms in circulation used by the criminal fraternity.
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    wanted, daimler ferret

    If you don't ask you won't get..... Looking at the Tanks-a-lot photos these are definitely restoration candidates. Certainly not runners!
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    Mystery Carrier

    Can anyone identify the carrier in the Pathe newsreel film "Voice of the Guns" at 2:30? Voice of the Guns Looks like its crewed by Royal Marines and they are operating a 2pdr PomPom gun. Date of the film is 1940 so pre 25pdrs and there's footage of the various light AT guns including the 2pdr
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    Mystery Carrier

    Cheers Wally - you learn something everyday!!!
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    whatever happened to.....

    I presume you mean this story........... Panther Tank Seized Looks like the German military recovered the items concerned so probably stashed in a barracks somewhere.
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    Bridge rating markings on vehicles

    http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/18859-ww2-british-vehicle-bridge-plates/ Have a look here - Clive and Richard Farrant have answered a similar query.......
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    Bridge rating markings on vehicles

    Explanation of the Bridge Class system can be found here: Think Defence - Bridge Load Classification
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    Getting back on topic - great photos of the Conquerer A question for the Forum in general - Were the Conquerer and Centurion ARV's designs on the drawing board at the same time? The earth anchor on both vehicles remind me of the anchor arrangement on the Bergepanther. Did Chertsey/FVRDE "borrow" the concept?
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    Pipeline Network The south west isn't served by a liquids line on the above map - the red lines are gas pipelines Not sure if there is a specific Terminal or refinery for the South West - logically it would be Fawley being the nearest
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    Fv434 parts wanted, who to go to?

    Si, Theres a thread on here about the fitters penthouse..... can't remember where exactly........
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    Saxon armoured car .

    https://www.unian.info/war/1043957-british-saxon-armored-cars-to-be-delivered-to-ukrainian-army-after-reconversion-and-testing.html https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/11412838/Sir-Richard-Dannatt-condemns-armoured-vehicle-transfer-to-Ukraine.html Online press coverage of the transfer back in 2015.....
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    Saxon armoured car .

    Marcus Glenn has an ex-reserve Saxon for sale on his website
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    Mystery Object

    Almost one for "Clives Mystery Objects" I presume it is mounted on the bolted clamp in the middle? Is the wiring connection via the capped off section closest to the mounting board? (with the T marking on it).
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    Help in identifying mystery part

    Yep, a convoy light. Used on a lot of the German Army AFV's etc. Image from the Army Recognition website
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    Radar truck.

    http://www.duxfordradiosociety.org/restoration/equip/aa3mk7/aa3mk7.html A restored trailer plus generator set
  16. A series of 3 Youtube videos (IWM film unit) detailing the Scammell wrecker and the assorted trailers used by REME circa 1942
  17. If you're going to Slapton stop off in Dartmouth. The castle, although small, has an 18th Century gun battery and WW2 emplacement on top. There is also a civil war battery on the hill above. Over the Dart there is a well preserved coastal defence battery at Frorward Point and theres a preserved/restored battery in Brixham (not far away) and the Napoleonic forts on Berry Head just outside the town. If Cornwall is more to your liking Falmouth and the Camel estuary is worth exploring. Theres the castles at St Mawes and Pendennis (Falmouth) and another coastal battery at St Anthony just round from St Mawes. Pendennis has a selection of artillery pieces preserved that have been used in coastal defence including WW2 pieces.
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    I did think that..... Putting the handbrake on with it upside down in the stream wouldn't have been my initial reaction!!! Nobody tried to start the Claas and use the boom extension to push itself out once it was upright???
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    Aye, there were one or two "issues" in that recovery video..... I don't think I would have been anywhere near that!!
  20. I think there is a shorter version of the Scammell recovery of the Churchill with the Airborne REME crew also on YouTube. I remember seeing this at the REME Museum at Aborfield. It was the two films with the various trailers that I thought would be off most use to the forum. Thanks should really go to the poster on YouTube - I just came across them....
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    There was a Samson for sale a few years ago on Milweb and the ad photos showed the A Frame rigged with the spare engine suspended from it. I hadn't realised these were the Hollebones for the vehicle. Is the winch a commercial piece of kit adapted for Samson or was/is it a bespoke unit?
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    Great set of photos. Thats a clevis socket arrangement on the cable end. Just needs the appropriate size pin and a master link. A better arrangement than cable clamps etc. Is the Orange lamp over the Tacho a "Central Warning light" i.e. is on when warning lights come up on the drivers panel - generator, oil pressure, coolant temperature etc.? The lever arrangement was probably a Friday afternoon job. Mind you the hydraulics don't look much better Wouldn't it have been easier just to have a direct drive hydraulic pump mounted on the engine (probably not enough space in the compartment) and just run piping to the winch power pack rather than an additonal shaft and clutch arrangement etc. Controls could have been simple directional control valves instead of all those levers/linkages. I presume the winch is used to lower/raise the earth anchor on the rear of the hull? The Samson in this YouTube video has the front/roof mounted capstan blocks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQqpakoJVX8
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    Faun Kraka

    Someone got a bargain given that the trailer for moving it was included as well. Looking at the photos on the auction website I hadn't realised that there were passenger seats on hatches in the load bed beside the drivers seat. A design before its time. A Quad/ATV 30 years before the Japanese bike manufacturers thought of the idea!
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    Any chance of some photos of the respective controls for future reference
  25. Can anyone shed any light on what vehicles were used by the RAF Regiment as Gun Tractors in the 1980's Just finished reading Ian Gardiners "The Yompers" (45 Commando in the Falklands) and includes an interesting photo of a captured Argentine AA gun that has been installed on the heli deck of a ship (I think one of the LSL's in Port Stanley harbour). I know an Auxiliary RAF Regiment was formed at RAF Waddington that employed captured AA guns and Skyguard Radars (the main search radar from Stanley ended up at RAF Buchan) The 35mm GDF system is detailed here and has the entry on the Waddington unit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oerlikon_GDF Not been able to find any pictures/details in RAF service. Any ideas/suggestions on what would have been used to support this equipment? Not the best image but an example of the smaller 20mm Rheinmetall AA gun on the flight deck of HMS Fearless An example at Goose Green - a well know image of the Gurkhas having relieved 2 Para following arrival of 5 Infantry Brigade I don't believe these 20mm guns were ever used post war. They just ended up as trophies with examples at IWM and Muckleburgh amongst other places. These look to be of a size that they could have been towed by Landrovers (as were the components of Rapier).