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Short video from TV Documentary...

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/PaulNDonovan?feature=mhee#p/c/B89A8C827A63BB3D/11/pyswKWBQiyU

 

Overview and some detail on the Scammell Explorer, Thornycroft ANTAR & Dyson Trailer ,Chieftain Tank and Scammell Commander.

From TV... interviews with...Captain Stuart Langridge (19th Tank Transporter Squadron), Roger Jones (Ex REME Staff Sergeant) and Kevin Gibson (19th TTS Staff Sergeant)

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Great clip, especially as it's my mk1 steel bodied Antar being driven by Roger, does anybody know when it was filmed?

I disagree with Rogers comment that it's not fun to drive, as I think it's bloody great fun.

 

Must have been a good while ago as that ANTAR was "swapped" out of the REME reserve collection for a more appropriate vehicle at least ten years ago.

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This clip appeared in the Channel 4 "Classic Trucks" series, and I imagine was filmed for it. The series was shown in 1995 and is long overdue a repeat, along with "Classic Plant." Both were released on video in 1999 but I've not been able to find them for sale in DVD.

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Its even more classic when you consider who the narrator is or was. That is the sadly departed "Mr Monotone" John Peel formerly of Radio One and other forms of entertainment. He died in 2004 so it is before then.

 

 

Great stuff, is it out on DVD, surely it is.

 

R

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Its even more classic when you consider who the narrator is or was. That is the sadly departed "Mr Monotone" John Peel formerly of Radio One and other forms of entertainment. He died in 2004 so it is before then.

 

 

Great stuff, is it out on DVD, surely it is.

 

 

R

 

I've got this on VHS, have digitalized it but it is lurking somewhere on an old disused PC, the program it is taken from was Classic Trucks (1995) will try and find it later..

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Makes drivers

 

It is the best thing to do with your strides on, always looked forward to overload testing Mk 1s & 2s, you really had to pay attention to the gears to avoid long slow crawls on the smallest of gradient,:cool2: which really peedoff escorts.

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