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About Baz48

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  1. its also a righthand drive tank so probably a wana-be tank
  2. responsive - good power to weigh when towing or pushing - quick - nice vehicle - there was never any time or monies allocated to look after it
  3. drove it a few times when it required moving
  4. The recovery 55 when it arrived at Duxford the drivers instrument panel had been chopped out
  5. just love the engineering and tooling really good solid workmanship
  6. The Daimler Mk-1 shown is just after its arrival at Duxford Summer of 74. It came from storage complete except for the stock and trigger for the main armament. Its interior everything was painted silver drivers instruments included but came to life after a few hours of TLC a tyre change and was and suppose still would be a lovely drive. This vehicle is mentioned in a Daimler web page as being recovered from the ranges as a wreck and the author states was rebuilt at Duxford. It never was a wreck and never a ground up restoration even though it has had several repaints/reworks in it time with th
  7. When free site transport was available on site the LWH often toped the customer satisfaction questionnaire on leaving site. That was before the LWH was closed for extended periods of the year due to a number of reasons one being staffing levels and cleaning of facilities. Also what was the thinking behind designing the AAM a structure to house aircraft requiring the whole glazed frontage to be removed to allow movement of exhibits that didn't pass through the double doors. yes it won awards became listed and is totally impractical and out of keeping with the site.
  8. Duxford Airfield always has and always will be an ever-evolving assemblage of objects. The history of Duxford airfield/landing ground is well documented coming into the guise of a museum by a roundabout route in the early seventies. Artifacts held by the museum on all sites are noted on a list along with the reason the museum holds them. How and when obtained I believe with a rating as to there desirability and relevance to the core collection. As mentioned, Duxford is ever evolving often driven by the key personnel within the museum at the time driven by strategies emanating in London.
  9. Think this is a Vickers Valentia Troop Transport into service 1933/4 serving into 1943-ish - bet the pilots were pleased to be flying such a machine
  10. Sorry didn't say the above pic's taken at Duxford a long time ago
  11. The B/W photo taken during the making of the film Men of Orange some time in the seventies the plexiglass dome a stage prop. The artillery piece a 21-cm Krupp's cannon usually transported in two sections taken just before a show also seventies. The barrel on its own set of wheels while the carriage forms another load for I think two 18-ton half tracks.
  12. If its humble pie time on my part for being forthright in my comments, then I’m happy to oblige. Vehicle colours are always open to interpretation when the guide to a colour is a description. I as I suspect other contributors to this debate have their own reference to authentic colours and I’m always happy to learn but what is SCCS-1A or SCCS-2 below is part of the descriptions I have including SCCS-4 for interest. STANDARD CAMOUFLAGE COLOUR SHADES 1A (dark brown almost black) Description: Colour a deep rich brown appearing black in some applications. Medium contrast with Standard
  13. Where this thread going as it appears to be a few digs at someone who restored two vehicles. Firstly, at the top is copy of an article praising the fact that the original owner restored the Fordson WOT-1 Fire Crash Tender to running condition before criticising the colour scheme. It is a unique vehicle finished in the colours suggested I believe by the people at Hendon, now those colours are disputed why. Because it doesn’t match an opinion. Lower down its mentioned that for a greater period of the war British military vehicles were brown not green. That I understand was due in so
  14. How's the back, last time I saw you you were having trouble with it -
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