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The book Malta Convoy had a great effect on me at the age of about 12. I have always tried to live up to the example those men set. Famous, Fabulous , Never to be Forgotten.

The litle Flower Class Corvettes and the trawlers did fantastic work especially on the Artic Convoys. Lilliput Fleet and Shetland Bus, well worth reading.

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To get back on track, but staying in the same area of childhood a couple of models of machinery that as a kid were exciting, despite being on the wrong side. And my iconic Vehicle the GMC truck.

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9 hours ago, john1950 said:

It is a long way from a question about a Humber.

Yes, but the mind wanders with age. 😵

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DUKW. Designed 1942. Utility. Karrier. Wheeled. or alternitivly Duplex, Universal Karrier Wheeled. Either way it goes into the really usefull Iconic club.

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On 9/7/2019 at 8:32 AM, john1950 said:

There are many iconic WW2 vehicles, If you had a diorama with a Matador towing an artillery piece, a F.A.T. Morris with a limber and artillery piece, a Tilly, Humber staff car, and a jeep parked by a tent with a few chairs a couple of tables some motor bikes, an AEC 0854 Tanker with a QL Tanker, Ford and Bedford crew buses, a selection of CMP trucks with Albion and Leyland pontoon/boat carriers.edged by a Diamond T  beside a Scammel tank transporter and a recovery unit. Some iconic vehicles would still be missing. If it was the Middle East it would be a LRDG Dodge D15 being followed by a cloud of dust. Far East a Mule and Soldiers struggling through a muddy ravine. Do not forget the 150+ Fort class of ships built in Canada. One of the class was sunk in Goa by an exploding Liberty ship along with several other ships with a large loss of life.

LRDG Dodge D15, that's a new one on me.  Pete.

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On 9/9/2019 at 9:51 AM, john1950 said:

DUKW. Designed 1942. Utility. Karrier. Wheeled. or alternitivly Duplex, Universal Karrier Wheeled. Either way it goes into the really usefull Iconic club.

DUKW was a General Motors code;

D=1942 model year; U= amphibian; K= all wheel drive; W= dual rear axles.

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The  USA halftrack is  a great  vehicle,  They are simple to work on, and fun for veterans day parades and events. Also how do I put the heart on the bottom of a post.

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Here's someone else opinion on icons of World War Two; a quote from "The Great Crusade" by General Dwight D. Eisenhower: "Incidentally,four other pieces of equipment that most senior officers came to regard as among the most vital to our success in Africa and Europe were the bulldozer, the Jeep, the 2-1/2-ton truck and the C-47 airplane."

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A good list missing the little Bedford MW series. Be carefull jumping out of a C47 or you will hit the tail.

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A  group of Iconic ww2 vehicles should include the 15 cwt trucks and the tilly these were used by a generation in military service to learn to drive  including the Queen

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Hi, Could someone tell me what the different heart shapes mean in the bottom right corner of posts and why some have them and some don't? I guessing you add them some how, and I'm probably ment to have read how to somewhere, lol, but I haven't, doh... : )

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