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  1. Dear Keith - this appears to be the Italian hangar at the airfield of Murzuk. It was raided by the LRDG in early 1941...and still looks the same (at least it did about ten years ago when I was there last)
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  2. Thanks guys - nice to see who is taking an interest It has been really good to get to do some work on the truck, but lockdown has given me a chance to make some other bits... Next installment on Friday (goanaa - PM sent)
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  3. The next few years are a worrying time for all of us with historic vehicles. Perhaps one day we will only be allowed to show them as 'static' and have to transport them to and from events on a modern form of transport. I dont think this will happen though, there will always be an allowance or maybe a restriction set on how much a vehicles can be used and maybe only on specific days/dates? There are a lot of very prominent people who not only enjoy this hobby but also promote it, they will have quite a say in this debate also. Lets take the time to fill in the form and put all of our backing into moving our hobby forward.
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  4. It does look very good, nice to see the progress.
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  5. Very nice work ! I need this type of information for my CS8 water tank project but I don't know where or how the Morris differs to the Bedford when it comes to the details .
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  6. Coming along nicely and should look excellent when finished.
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  7. The aircraft hangar at Sebha under the red X. Keith
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  8. May l say that l for one miss your presence on the forum and the most interest thread that you started. But also why you removed the photographs l to have removed the items l posted on the postwar sales catalogues there will always people who will question FACTS and never put forward a valid point with supporting proof and how easy it is for this in time become { FACT} WITH KIND REGARDS WALLY
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  9. A photograph I took of the factory at Huddersfield about 3 years ago, note the date in the stonework.
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  10. Thanks for the words John. I am now chilled but just need to say that my research is thoroughly accurate and professional and when I've posted FACTS from my research, that's exactly what they are unless I expressly say to the contrary and plead for assistance.... as I have done where it comes to say.... B vehicle types at which point you the experts on those matters graciously step in. Some ghibli eh?
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  11. Oh look, I can see both the aircraft hangar at Sebha and the fort on top of the high mound in this, the bottom photo which is most cleverly composed.
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  12. I've also put together a timeline of the changing composition of Armoured and Tank brigades during 1944-45: https://tank-markings.blogspot.com/p/independent-armoured-brigades.html
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  13. In that last couple of days I got round to doing some of the "just jobs", the ones that always take longer than you think... Drilling large holes in the rear out-riggers to take the rear cross braces, the cross braces are 6mm thick angle section that has has the ends bashed over. and fitting the rear towing eyes threading the pipes that go from the water inlet to the hand pumps and checking that the brass fittings look correct. Nearly finishing off the mudguard angle brackets that attache to the tank. Trial fitting the brackets for the water filters
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  14. The LVT is an LVT3 not 4. The British army got some post war and operated them until the 1960's. They are easily identified by the cab windows being right at the front unlike the LVT4 where they are about four feet back. They have basically the same power train as a M5 Stuart light tank with two Cadillac V8 engines with Hydromatic transmissions in the sides of the hull roughly amid ships driving forwards to bevel boxes, then into a controlled differential unit that combines the drive and then shafts out to the final drives and sprockets. The track is like Stuart track but with scoops to give propulsion in the water. David
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  15. I was on these ranges in 2009. South of Ajdabiya and north of Ojala. I think they were LVT4s and apart from them, there were also some ex Malta Garrison Bofors L/70s all of which were used for target practice. I will trawl through my files and post pics of the most accessible items, and also ordnance which I came across in the area. I never went anywhere near the amphibious vehicles which were up on the hills in the area although they seemed to be much more intact than the ones I photographed. It was just too dangerous given the amount of ordnance lying around. The ordnance I photographed was located in the southernmost fringes of these ranges, in the area we were actually working in constantly, so actually had to be removed and was disposed of in one massive explosion, which unfortunately (or fortunately), I wasn’t present for!
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  16. It seems that the government are encouraging us to spend our way out of the covid - induced financial crisis; I am doing my bit... sheltered safe from harm behind my computer screen! Mask free. These beauties arrived in the post today: (All of these images are in the same orientation on my computer. Any suggestions how / why this blog editor rotates them gratefully received) And alongside the motley selection they are to replace: Don't they look nice!
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