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Looks like the rear of a missile launcher, seems a familiar picture but cant place where I have seen it

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155mm drain unblocker? On a more serious note, does the white pluggy thingy beside the truck have relevance?

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Having had a think (Yes, it does happen) Is this an explosive mine clearance device development like Giant Viper?

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Bloke on the back, who appears to only have one leg, is just about to light the blue touch paper

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Posted (edited)

It looks as if the part the squaddy has his left hand on is fluted, so is it a drilling rig?

 

Steve.

Edited by Ex-boy
mis-spelling

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Looks like the rear of a missile launcher, seems a familiar picture but cant place where I have seen it

 

Yes well done

 

I'm also looking for the name of the thing, the name of the vehicle, the location & appx date.

 

But a good first response. I have googled for the image, not found it so I hope it is not out there to give the game away :-)

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does the white pluggy thingy beside the truck have relevance?

 

Yes very much so, once you get that it will give the whole game away Tony.

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Having had a think (Yes, it does happen) Is this an explosive mine clearance device development like Giant Viper?

 

Good idea Tony but not that sort of thing.

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Bloke on the back, who appears to only have one leg, is just about to light the blue touch paper

 

He might only have one leg Rob, he's certainly looking a bit nervous about getting down :-)

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It looks as if the part the squaddy has his left hand on is fluted, so is it a drilling rig?

 

Steve.

 

Not a drilling rig Steve.

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Well, that white thingy looks very like a minefieild marker to me, so if it don't clear'em, does it lay mines?

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Well, that white thingy looks very like a minefieild marker to me, so if it don't clear'em, does it lay mines?

 

Neither of those things Tony, but from what I've red it was quite dusty there, so time to reveal a bit more.

 

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Seems to have a booster rocket - is it Red Shoes/Thunderbird?

 

Andy

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So what looks like a jet or rocket engine, and hints about dust + something that looks like it could be a tompion for the exhaust when travelling? Wild guess, Meterlogical sondes in Australia for the Brtish Atom bomb tests?

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Seems to have a booster rocket
Yes Andy, two in fact

 

is it Red Shoes/Thunderbird?
Nope but good guess but just carefully read my recent replies :-D

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So what looks like a jet or rocket engine,
Yes Tony

 

 

 

hints about dust
Yes that is a hint, or part of one, but not in the literal sense you are thinking.

 

 

 

Meterlogical sondes in Australia for the Brtish Atom bomb tests?
No, no, yes, yes, no.

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Well the Aussies did go after Emu's in the 1930's with Lewis guns, so is this some kind of Kangaroo Deterent?:???

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Well the Aussies did go after Emu's in the 1930's with Lewis guns, so is this some kind of Kangaroo Deterent?:???

 

Not specifically Tony, but they probably didn't like it up 'em

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Woomera,
Yes well done Tony

 

Woomera, Black Knight ?
Nope but it is that sort of thing & era

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Posted (edited)

looks like the vehicle is a Commer Q4 and I know some of them were out at Woomera and Maralinga. Looking again I think it is a Q4 tipper chassis adapted to raise the frame the rocket or whatever is mounted on.

They men look like they may not be service personnel, so this is a government test programme.

Edited by Richard Farrant

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looks like the vehicle is a Commer Q4 and I know some of them were out at Woomera and Maralinga. Looking again I think it is a Q4 tipper chassis adapted to raise the frame the rocket or whatever is mounted on.

Yes well done Richard spot on.

 

 

 

They men look like they may not be service personnel, so this is a government test programme.
Yes I am sure you are right, this was a private venture being part of a Ministry of Supply research programme.

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