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Hello from Dorset, you may be interested in some photographs that I have taken over the last twenty years. These three are from Oman and Kirkcudbright. The Tortoise was photographed last September.

 

 

 

 

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Saw some on Salisbury and Warcop a few years back, never got close to them though as we was in four tonners coming back off ex. I did however to look around in two Cheiftains at Ripon last year, both were in decent condition for a wreck.

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An early Centurion at Kirkcudbright

 

One of several Comets at Kirkcudbright

 

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A long way from home. A T34/85 in Nigeria being used as a recovery training aide. It still had oil and rubbish leaking out of it.

 

 

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Great stuff, this is some introduction!! Keep them coming and welcome to the forum!!

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A Conqueror at Horsten in Germany

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Hello,

I know Horsten Camp in Bergen but were is this Horsten located?

 

Thanks in advance

Regards,

Lesley

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Took this in dockside Manila 2010 don't know much about it except someone put in a lot of effort to get it out of the jungle. Looks ordinary to me but I know little regarding Sherman.

 

 

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Hello,

I know Horsten Camp in Bergen but were is this Horsten located?

 

Thanks in advance

Regards,

Lesley

 

I am being very dim, it is not Horston but Haltern SW of Munster. Quite a large training area mainly used for recovery training. Quite a few wrecks there including three Conquerors. They do move around quite a bit there is some information about them in Bob Griffin's book Conqueror.

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Yep that's the one, judging by the incompletnes I would say it was dumped as scrap. I'm glad I joined this site lots of people with interesting info.

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yep I reckon that's a scrapper that was dumped probably around the time the US pulled out of the Phillipines..........either that or they got some kind of currents in that bay to be able to strip the gearbox off the front of the tank :-)

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Two more Sherman that are now long dead.

Below: A later build Sherman that was part of a batch that was given to Canada by the US at the end of the war. There are many undamaged examples in cities around Canada. This one was in the impact area at the British Army Training Unit Suffield BATUS. We moved it in the late eighties so it would be within the range template for Chieftain and Challenger.

 

 

 

Below: An early vehicle that was on Lulworth ranges. A few days after this was taken the turret was taken off by a hit from a 120mm DS/T. Technology obviously moving on for practice ammunition to do that damage at 1000m. I promise the next pictures will be better quality.

 

 

 

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Loving your pictures but I hate seeing armour all smashed up on various ranges .....especially Shermans! oh I could cry :cry:

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Loving your pictures but I hate seeing armour all smashed up on various ranges .....especially Shermans! oh I could cry :cry:

 

Sorry about that, I have some of the Canadian ones in Various places in Canada somewhere. They are still in situ and looked after although the ones I have seen have most of the inards removed. I will dig them out and post them, might not be soon as we have just moved house.

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M60A1 and Chieftain looking the worse for wear. Both vehicles used as recovery aides in Oman. As far as I know they are still there. This photo was taken about four years ago.

 

 

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Sherman at Kirkcudbright you will get an idea of what the salt air does to these vehicles up there. These were taken September 2011.

 

 

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Sherman at Kirkcudbright you will get an idea of what the salt air does to these vehicles up there. These were taken September 2011.

 

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Whats the tank in the background ?

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