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Hi all,

Don't know if this has been said before?(probably)  but as a youngster, in my mind it's USA all the way Jeep and GMC tucks Sherman's but I'm influenced by films as a kid. What's your choice and why? Any make or country... British USA German French Italian anything goes...

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Has to be AEC  Matador. As a kid I bought loads of the Airfix models of them, and always wanted a real one. Into Militants now, but still love the old Mat. Might get one one day

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It's got to be a universal carrier for me, I was offered one when I was about 14 for £50 but mum wouldn't let me have it.

One day I might get the chance again.

 

Jon

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3 hours ago, Ex-boy said:

Being ex- REME, it has to be the Scammel Explorer.

Slight problem there, the Exploder didn't come on the scene until 1950.....

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way above anything else is the dingo. Techincal very advanced and nothing has proven itself so much in battle. 

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31 minutes ago, rog8811 said:

Matador followed by Scammel pioneer

I know you are all trying to save ink but it is Scammell.

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11 hours ago, radiomike7 said:

Slight problem there, the Exploder didn't come on the scene until 1950.....

You are so right, I should have said Pioneer. It’s old age catching up. 

Thanks for the slap on the wrist.

Steve.

11 hours ago, radiomike7 said:

Slight problem there, the Exploder didn't come on the scene until 1950.....

 

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For me its also the Scammell Pioneer and the beetle back gun tractors.

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Thanks to the influence of Matchbox and Corgi, has to be the Quad.

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On 8/14/2019 at 7:10 AM, Zero-Five-Two said:

Has to be AEC  Matador. As a kid I bought loads of the Airfix models of them, and always wanted a real one. Into Militants now, but still love the old Mat. Might get one one day

So right!

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I am glad to see that the AEC Matador is held in such high regard. This is one of my favourite pictures of one in WWII - blokes who probably didn't want to be soldiers sweating and swearing on some North African road, moving the gun in the dirt and the dust because they had to, uniform almost a memory, no doubt looking forward to a cup of tea or a letter from home more than shelling Jerry... One of my uncles was a bloke like these (but with a Morris Quad and 25pdr in Tunisia and Italy).

Matador N.Africa.jpg

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Alexander held the AEC Matador in high regard, on the North African campain.

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That's the beast! The Mk1 had the acelerator in the middle, the battery was by your right shoulder, and the side view non existent. Such fun to drive. 😀

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On 8/15/2019 at 11:48 AM, Jolly Jeeper said:

I am glad to see that the AEC Matador is held in such high regard. This is one of my favourite pictures of one in WWII - blokes who probably didn't want to be soldiers sweating and swearing on some North African road, moving the gun in the dirt and the dust because they had to, uniform almost a memory, no doubt looking forward to a cup of tea or a letter from home more than shelling Jerry... One of my uncles was a bloke like these (but with a Morris Quad and 25pdr in Tunisia and Italy).

Matador N.Africa.jpg

That looks bloody cold and miserable. 

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