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Hello I am trying to help a film company source a Cold War era Tank, a Russian tank would be best but will consider others, filming is in Yorkshire. If you can help please e mail me on .... email@example.com
Hi everyone, Just a quick introduction about my interest in military vehicles. I have spent a lifetime of work in the civilian ammunition world. Now I have built my last round, advised on my last SAAF factory build and looking forward to enjoying a practical interest in historic military vehicles. I have owned as part of my job several live test guns, Soviet 76mm field gun, 25pounder field gun, FH70155mm and all manner of small arms weapons. I also privately owned for ten years a vehicle set of Lance missile carriers (launcher & carrier) which I sold back to the part of Germany they were used by the British Army, to be fully restored. I realised in retirement I did not want the hassle of caring for a low loader to carry tracked vehicles. After all for me its a hobby not a business. I had always been interested in the military vehicles of the Warsaw pack so I went to Czech Republic this summer and bought an OT-64 SKOT R3. This is the command and signals version made in 1968 and was used as a mobile divisional command centre. In all the joint project between Poland and Czech produced about 6500 vehicle between them. A total of only 92 R3's were made from 1965-68. The vehicle arrived about a month ago and having sorted HMRC import procedures, I am in the process of verification with MVT. Then after registration I'm hoping to get on the UK roads as I have a suitable HGV licence. I hope you will come and visit if you see me at a show, a beer or a brew will always be available. I look forward to the practical end of vehicle restoration and hope to start this winter. I also have interests in the Cold War period and am a long time member of Subterranea Britannia (Sub-Brit). Bob Lawson
Stolen within the last 24 hours, along with my car: Full set 58 pattern webbing less bayonet frog and pistol holster Mess tins (not that important, frankly, they can be had for peanuts) Folding skeleton bed (1980s issue, replica) Roll mat, issue (genuine) reconditioned 58 pattern sleeping bag Sleevelets, traffic directing, silver/white Tabbard, orange/silver, marked "MILITARY POLICE" Sleevelets and tabbard are in the right ammunition pouch of the webbing. Items were in the boot of the car; car is a Silver Ford Modeo, V59NGY. also insude the car a two-way amateur radio tranceiver, a dual band (2m & 70cm) Yaesu FT-7800E, with remote mounting kit, radio s/no 6H531885. To say that I'm exceedingly hacked off is putting it mildly, of course. This has been reported to the Police, and any information should be passed in the first instance to them. Thanks.