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Some sort of horizontal periscope? Knobs on it for illumination or tuning into Radio 4?

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Plan view of a vehicle ? The round items on the drawing look like cupolas that hinge forward, with three periscopes each.

 

No ideas other than that :confused:

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Some sort of horizontal periscope? Knobs on it for illumination or tuning into Radio 4?

 

Bit bigger than that. Radio 4? Wayne, showing your age a bit.

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Plan view of a vehicle ? The round items on the drawing look like cupolas that hinge forward, with three periscopes each.

 

No ideas other than that :confused:

 

Yes it is vehicle, Richard. Yes periscopes, but I'm not sure how/if cupolas hinge.

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Plan view of an early armoured car.

 

Warm Tony, but not really. Perhaps this helps:

 

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Is this the projected design of an armoured vehicle from Scammell's designer, Oliver North, dated around 1934 ?

 

Nope. (Oliver North? I'm afraid the only one I know of gained some noteriarty in the US Army)

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Bit bigger than that. Radio 4? Wayne, showing your age a bit.

 

Radio 4?? I was thought it was called the the Home Service.

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Bit bigger than that. Radio 4? Wayne, showing your age a bit.

 

Not at all, now, Radio Caroline, >that< would be showing ones age :)

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Design layout for small armoured vehicle - maybe Jeep or Land-Rover ?

 

Nope.

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Thats easy, its the early breached hull improvised repair plug Mk1 A

 

It was designed to be driven into breaches in armoured vehicle hulls by sledge hammer and was manufactured with a tapered end to fit typical shell hole sizes of known enemy rounds at the time. It was available for various theatres in various sizes ranging from heavy machine gun round sizes up to main armament and was proposed to be issued in variety packs.

It was barbed (possibly not shown on drawings) so that it was a one time use item.

 

The practicality was never realised and taken by the troops as a joke as the issue date was 01 April on the packaging.

 

Robin

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Is it a multiple rocket launch vehicle?

 

Not a bad idea but nope.

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Thats easy, its the early breached hull improvised repair plug Mk1 A

 

It was designed to be driven into breaches in armoured vehicle hulls by sledge hammer and was manufactured with a tapered end to fit typical shell hole sizes of known enemy rounds at the time. It was available for various theatres in various sizes ranging from heavy machine gun round sizes up to main armament and was proposed to be issued in variety packs.

It was barbed (possibly not shown on drawings) so that it was a one time use item.

 

The practicality was never realised and taken by the troops as a joke as the issue date was 01 April on the packaging.

 

Robin

 

Despite the comprehensive reasoning I'm afraid its not one of those.

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Early design for tank fitted with mine clearing device, perhaps a roller.

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I'd suggested it earlier but is it for use on the railways?

 

I was thinking that. An armoured wagon fited in front of the loco, The wedge shape would breack barricades?

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