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Found the pic, it was in a PDF booklet on a wildlife study of Fingringhoe ranges, Middlewick ranges and Friday woods in 2008

 

Booklet: http://www.scribd.com/doc/63186549/Fingringhoe-and-Middlewick-Ranges-Colchester

 

It is on the last page, unfortunately it is the only picture without a caption.

 

looking very rough now

 

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Looks like its back is broken anyway, good for spares though?

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Not really a range wreck..........

 

One of 2 CET's deployed to the Falklands. Hit a mine/IED on Yorke Point adjacent to the Stanley Airfield after the cessation of hostilities....

 

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Came across photo completely by chance on a Bushcraft forum of all places. VRM is 23FD40.

 

Original source location http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33534

 

 

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Edited by Tarland

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Chieftain ARV on the range at Lulworth. This one is used as a target mainly for the smaller calibre weapons, mostly 7.62 machines guns of various types.

 

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Centurion ARV - Lulworth. The front end has a large square plate of armour put against. The front of the vehicle is a bit bashed in.

 

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More to follow

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Looks like its back is broken anyway, good for spares though?

 

Missed this comment as I've not been keeping up with this thread . The DUKW was extricated at the same time as the Conquerors were pulled out in the early to mid eighties - think my pictures are on this thread somewhere earlier . By the time it was out onto the road the DUKW was pretty much in flat pack form it was so rotten . I remember there was also a bren carrier which was completely flat and a series one Vauxhall Victor in the same state .

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thanks for putting up the lulworth pics, it's a range i don't seem to have seen many pics from but have often wondered what was lurking there

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All,

 

A few more from Lulworth ... ...

Believe I took these in 2010 ... ...

 

 

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And a couple of pictures of a gearbox (?) lying on the side of the public Right of Way ... ...

 

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And some 'bits', again on the side of the public ROW ... ...

 

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Some more, mainly Chieftain, there was a glut of them available over the last twenty years.

 

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00EB31 about the 9th production Chieftain. Now an AVLB and spared death row again. Very unlikely now that this vehicle will ever be shot at. Unusual vehicle that should probably be saved. It is the early configuration of the AVLB as well as being an original gun tank hull.

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All these are due for removal from the range. It will start with the ones in the "dead vehicle park" and eventually include all the rest. Hard targets like these just cause to much environmental damage.

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great pics thanks for sharing them. that storage area looks like a good place to visit :)

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All these are due for removal from the range. It will start with the ones in the "dead vehicle park" and eventually include all the rest. Hard targets like these just cause to much environmental damage.

 

Just curious, what would replace the hard targets, or is the plan just to use soft targets? I guess that bits of armour degrading in the ground is now frowned upon.

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Just curious, what would replace the hard targets, or is the plan just to use soft targets? I guess that bits of armour degrading in the ground is now frowned upon.

 

Yes they will be firing at canvas and wooden targets. Most big calibre weapons have stopped shooting at Hards already.

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Scaffold pipe mock ups and green scaffold netting might be another option. They use that at Donna Nook bombing range.

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From today's online Telegraph.

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Is that one of the new types of target?

 

;)

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Is that one of the new types of target?

 

;)

 

Moving target, get on the most exciting trip ever.

Or the start of some high risk gameshow?

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