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  1. 'Desert Patrol Vehicle', I believe. Some info here (1985-2014 section): https://www.eliteukforces.info/special-air-service/mobility-troop/sas-land-rover/
  2. Making a first visit to the show on Monday - really looking forward to it 👍
  3. I'd hazard a guess that they're intended to hold a hub-cab in place - assuming that the wheel was originally designed to be used on a car. Kevin
  4. Hi, I have a copy of an RAF Historical Society Journal that has a series of articles about RFC & RAF bomb development, and the Type A trolley is briefly mentioned therein, as follows: Ancillary equipment The introduction of bigger and heavier bombs sparked parallel developments in the context of ancillary equipment, such as the tractors and trolleys needed to transport them and the hoists that were needed in order to load them, all of which had to be done safely, of course. Prior to 1942 the Type A bomb trolley was in general use, although its maximum load was a mere 500lb. By that time, however, two additional models had already been produced: the Type B, which was capable of carrying four 500 pounders, and the Type D, which was particularly associated with the Wellington, Lancaster and Halifax and could handle a 4,000 lb HC bomb. With the increase in size and weight of bombs the Type C trolley was introduced with a maximum load of 6,000 lbs and the Type F which could deal with 8,000 lbs. The design and construction of these various trolleys was pretty much the same and they could all be used to carry virtually any types of bombs, so long as their weight limits were not exceeded. It's available online at: https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/research/default/raf-historical-society-journals.aspx (Journal 45, page 34 has the reference) HTH, Kevin
  5. Very 'Thunderbirds' - I like it!
  6. There was a Great Indian Peninsula Railway Volunteer Corps: https://wiki.fibis.org/w/Great_Indian_Peninsula_Railway_Regiment
  7. Hi, the lugs either side of the mantlet are also lifting points, allowing a three-point lift to keep the turret balanced & level when it was taken off - I found this photo on the 'net showing the process:
  8. Less than 10 years old & originally cost £1.5million each...
  9. I'm at a bit of a loss exactly how, if the limber carried 32 rounds, the back of the Quad managed to fit in three times as many, to be honest. This photo, showing the rear locker doors open, doesn't seem to show any ammo storage. https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/image-editorial/world-war-ii-quad-for-the-25-pounder-gun-and-limber-waggon-1323529a
  10. Playing the devil's advocate, just for a second - if someone with ill-intent (for whatever motive) obtains an intact fully-armoured military vehicle and is determined to do harm with it, exactly what are the authorities going to do to stop it? If it's the choice between potentially having to deploy anti-tank weapons on the streets of Europe's towns & cities (and have them locally available, for use at a moment's notice, in the first place), or taking away a few people's toys, you know which way they're going to go...
  11. Damn speed cameras get everywhere! 😉
  12. Never fear! Putin's already on the back foot - we sent a hydrographic survey ship to show him what's what... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46657470
  13. The track of the earlier Pz. IIs is quite a bit different from that of the Luchs unfortunately (the latter used interlaced road wheels, which resulted in wider track to begin with). These are 1:35 scale model tracks, but they show the differences fairly clearly: Pz. II Luchs
  14. Although the quoted Wiki article disagrees: "The broad arrow as a heraldic device comprises a tang with two converging blades, or barbs. When these barbs are engrailed on their inner edges, the device may be termed a pheon. Woodward's Treatise on Heraldry: British and Foreign with English and French Glossaries (1892), makes the following distinction: "A BROAD ARROW and a PHEON are represented similarly, except that the Pheon has its inner edges jagged, or engrailed."[1] Parker's Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry (1894) likewise states, "A broad arrow differs somewhat... and resembles a pheon, except in the omission of the jagged edge on the inside of the barbs." Not sure whether that's 'politically correct' or not, but seems to simply be 'correct'... 😉
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