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  1. I have for sale an inter vehicle slave lead. No longer required. Very heavy! Buyer collects..no postage. £60 ono. Plymouth. 07824885666.
  2. I did my training at my unit 27 Regt in Aldershot. You can also operate the multi lift system from the control box behind the cab on the passenger side. Good bit of kit...in the right hands A good friend of mine is a DROPS instructor at Leccy...she's ex 27 Regt!!
  3. Beg to differ there mate. Im ex RCT/RLC and did my DROPS training in Feb 93 prior to our regiments deplyment to Bosnia on Op Grapple 2. As part of the Drops Training we were train on SRTE (Simple Rail Transfer Equipment) and this bit of kit was operated remotely with a control box worn on a strap.
  4. "Red Dragon" in happier times! Berkeley Castle MVT show 1999
  5. Try these guys. They supplied me with lots of parts when I was restoring my TM. Excellent service as well and quick dispatch. http://www.thexmod.com/ Andy.
  6. Yes Rob you are probably correct in your asumption..very sad end if it has. Heres a link to a post showing the Scammell Constructor "Red Dragon" The owner of this truck is who I spoke to about the AEC back in 1999. http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?17748-See-You-Can-Take-a-Dragon-Out-of-Wales&highlight=dragon
  7. Does anyone know the whereabouts of this lovely truck? I took these pictures back in 1999 when the truck was working in a boat yard in Plymouth. It was up for sale at the time for £1700. It was 99% complete and in full working order..I took it for a spin around the yard..great fun! I considered buying it but unfortunately had nowhere to keep it. However I mentioned it to a guy at the Berkley Castle MVT show who owned the Scammell "Welsh Dragon?" memory not so good...he was from N Wales. Well after a while I noticed it had been sold and gone to N Wales! And that was the end of that...never heard from again!!
  8. Nice looking truck..good luck with the resto:) Just one little thing..its should be "Too hot to handle"! You don't want "helpful" members of the public constantly pointing that out to you at every show you go to!!
  9. "2. Rollover. This happened to 2 good buddies of mine. Negotiated a bend too fast and flipped the vehicle. They were carrying a water bean can which shifted the centre of gravity". I mentioned this incident in an earlier post. Ive just been sent a pic of the truck that was involved. It smashed through a wall and plunged 30 feet down an embankment. They walked away..only just!
  10. I hope both the drivers had their excuses ready when they were banging their tabs in in front of the OC!!
  11. I have to agree with many of the opinions expressed here..these vehicles must be treated with respect and not taken lightly. As another experienced DROPS operator Ive seen and experienced the consequences of when things go wrong and trust me they can bite back! We had to go on a weeks course before we were let loose on them..this shows that you need to know before hand what you are doing before just jumping in. Some of the problems ive seen are as follows, 1. Engageing the retarder when running downhill empty or with no flat rack in wet weather. It will lock your drive axles and put you in a frightening slide...been there desending into Split..went sideways across both lanes sending cars coming up the hill scattering in all directions!! 2. Rollover. This happened to 2 good buddies of mine. Negotiated a bend too fast and flipped the vehicle. They were carrying a water bean can which shifted the centre of gravity. So again all those wanting to carry a high or heavy load needs to take this into account. Ive carried a dead Sabre with no problems..we used to haul them back to Split for the Cheshires and 1 PWO. Also hauled a huge variety of stores and equipment...not just for ammo! 3. Trailer transfers. Again this is something that catch people out. When transfering a loaded flat rack onto a King A frame trailer...you got to get it lined up perfectly and take you time or it will slip off the runners and fall into the centre of the trailer frame...not a good situation to be in and recovery can be tricky and frustrating. 4. Loading hook coming off the A bar on flat rack...this is slightly embarrasing and you need to think about how to recover from it. Ive attached a pic of this happening today at Leccie. These are just a few that spring to mind...Im not trying to teach people to suck eggs im just trying to point out potential problems so that over zealous owners could encounter..some can be fatal. I makes me worry a little when i see on here people with no previous experience buying a DROPS as a "toy" and going gung ho regarding driving, loading/restraining and operating this fantastic machine. Its an awesome bit of kit and has the capabilities to be pushed to the limits when in experienced hands. Someone mentioned in an earlier post that it will "end in tears"...well please lets not let it get that far...Have fun and most of all BE SAFE!! Andy.
  12. Heres an interesting site, http://www.bentprop.org/
  13. And the tyres are round the wrong way!!
  14. I came across their advert on milweb...well worth giving them a call and seeing whats involved in buying one and getting it shipped etc...go on you know you want to!!
  15. I think you've answered your own questions!! Too many red flags...walk away. There'll be others!! http://www.stvgroup.cz/en/PRODUCTS-SERVICES/Sale-military-vehicles-for-collectors/KrAZ-255B-platform-lorry
  16. Ive found out a bit more about this book. It was only published in March 2010..and this one is signed by the author. Its nearly 600 pages long and has some excellent photos. Kimberley Siege Account and Medal Roll Price - £29.95 The new book by David Biggins, Author of Elandslaagte takes a look at the first of the great sieges of the Anglo-Boer War - that of the strategically and economically important Diamond Town of Kimberley. A full medal roll for those who received the "Defence of Kimberley" Clasp to the Queen's South Africa Medal is included.
  17. Found this today in a skip..maybe of some use to someone who is researching the Boar War. Unfortunately some of the pages have got damp and have stuck together but the rest of the book is ok.
  18. lol..that sounds about right Paul! It was always a little worrying when the Warriors battened down their hatches and left us to just fend for ourselves with just helmet and flak vest!! Our drills were to to just gun it and hope for the best!! Did it many times going through GV and Tuzla!! Ive got the full version of the film on VHS..it also has an unofficial film done by the BBC reporters that were out there..its shot like a home video.
  19. We had a few nasty accidents out there...one involved 2 good mates of mine who flipped their drops on the hairpin north of Split. They had a water bean can on the back and they went too fast into the bend...the truck rolled onto its side, skidded along the road and crashed through a wall with a 30ft drop on the other side. Both lads were casevac back to Woolwich with serious injuries. It took 2 Foden wreckers to extract the truck from the bottom of the ravine. When they were taken to hospital they left behind their helmets, gats and ammo which all went missing!!
  20. This happened on Route Triangle...shows the type of roads we travelled on daily running supplies from Split to TSG, GV, Vitez and many other locations.
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