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I’m still trying to complete my Rapier Launcher, need to find a ‘Screamer’ generator next.

one question I have is about registration numbers. All military trailers have their own number, usually stamped on the chassis plate.  

I can’t find a chassis plate on mine with a number on it, were these trailers issued a number or did they carry the tow vehicles number?

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The Phesants getting to be that much of a problem? 😁

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I looked at one of these trailers a while ago and couldn’t see a chassis plate on it either. Not sure if they had them, you would think it would some where?

The trailer I saw had the army reg stencilled on the side of the tow A frame.

Depending on when/how it was painted you might be able to see signs of it?

 

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I got to view a few of the FSA and Blindfire trailers of 12 AD Regt at Thorney Island that were stored in the caravan park. Blindfire had a 08BX14 serial stamped on to the plate on the top of the a frame just behind the towing ring The FSA had a similar plate that was blank, but from memory had a very faint and faded TM serial number stencilled on to the a frame in yellow.

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On Saturday I took another look at the launcher and blindfire. I took a few photos using someone elses phone (smashed the camera on mine) so am awaiting the images to be sent to me.

I just wanted to clarify that I have not found any Equipment Registration Mark on the launcher. In an earlier post I said that I thought I had seem a TM serial number there. I now think that may have been on the launcher that Trinity Marine have for sale as that is clearly stencilled on the side of the a frame. I did have a thorough search for you.

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