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  1. There was a Great Indian Peninsula Railway Volunteer Corps: https://wiki.fibis.org/w/Great_Indian_Peninsula_Railway_Regiment
  2. 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:
  3. Less than 10 years old & originally cost £1.5million each...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. Damn speed cameras get everywhere! 😉
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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'... 😉
  10. The only way that will fly again is if they fire it from a catapult... I have little doubt that there will be a brand new Spitfire built that will bear an ID plate here & there pretending to be the actual plane (just like with P9374), but I think it's disingenuous in the extreme to suggest it's the same one. It's good to honour the people that risked everything to fight tyranny, but the cynic in me suggests that big pound signs are more of a motivation sometimes...
  11. Hi Rod, possibly of interest to others as well, so I'll ask here rather than via PM - where would one obtain a copy of the book? Kevin
  12. You are probably the only people in the world who can 'nip into the back' and pull just about the right 100+ year old part off the store shelves - outstanding! I've had trouble in several motor factors getting parts for our hatchback 🤣
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