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  1. The military vehicles and replica tanks and armoured cars used on Bridge too Far were all supplied and built by the late Charlie Mann who ran a Military museum in Cornwall, he also built the 6 wheeler Mercedes truck used in the chase scene on the original Indiana Jones film, it was based on a ww2 GMC 6X6, after he died Southerbys auctioned everything off. The Dodge based 4x4 Armoured car was built on a 1950's US Military M43 Ambulance chassis/running gear, the replica body was not armoured but just sheet steel construction, very convincing even close up. Later on when it had been sold to another film prop hire company who I worked for, I drove it on an Agatha Christy film shot in Israel along with other vehicles we shipped out from the UK.. I have some photos of it somwhere. It was in more recent years it re appeared at the War&Peace show for a few years then put up for sale, and I saw it again now owned and used by some French reenactors in Normandy in 2014, I guess the other replica armoured cars on the film were probably also Dodge based too, probably later "blown up" or modified for other productions. What other war films are you researching?
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  2. I acquired this trailer some time ago. been having a closer look and trying to workout what it is! Any thoughts/ideas? For what it’s worth my thinking is British airborne lightweight from dimensions - smaller than 10cwt. Looks like British army number ending ...6772? See photo No 1 Mark 2 as has a rope cleat/ signs of rope cleat on lower chassis Late war (?) from wheel type and and hitch ( resited below original position?) with draw bars. Ive used Rob van Meel’s book, British army transport data book and internet sauces such as Frank Berg and David Gordon’s Visual Collector site. Any ideas very welcome - hope photos help
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  3. Hi Willy Got the Service Sheet for your Nubian. Seems 2 were supplied to the Argentine Military Aeronautical Dept. in April 1955.As I thought it had a Sun Engineering body fitted, from there it would have been shipped to Argentina. Ive attached a photo of the Service Sheet hope it make sence. Regards Vassa33
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  4. Will be selling a rare WW2 Raleigh prototype command folding bicycle. Totally original. Anyone interested? PM me for more information.
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  5. https://www.russianmilitarytrucks.com/downloads.htm have a look at this might be useful
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  6. This old 741 engine fits a treat & should make a nice special. Might take me a few years to amass the other parts though
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  7. Had a few issue’s with the engine turning over by hand, but it seem’s sorted now. Had to measure and check everything a few times and it appears to me that i had not fitted one of the conrod’s in line with the crankshaft correctly. Works fine now. Also had an issue with the clutch/fly wheel and clutch disc. I thought it wasn’t fitted correctly, But i have changed all 3 parts for other new ones and it’s the same. So i’m going to do a trial fit on the chassis with the pedal connected to see if it all works as it should. Fingers crossed.
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