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Nice pics of the Armoured Allis at work.  As an ex RE POM, been there, done that.  Have to say sitting inside that armoured cab with the door shut it gets a bit claustrophobic, lonely and downright sc

Zero Five Two, Here's a shot of an armoured A5000 Muirhill. Notoriously unstable but it had a greater "reach" than the Allis Chalmers which at times was a God send. Mick

Dear All, The airportability of the Muirhill A5000 was a big selling point in the 1970s. Mick Norton

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6 minutes ago, Mick Norton said:

Dear All,

The airportability of the Muirhill A5000 was a big selling point in the 1970s.

Mick Norton

 

 

 

 

Mick,

There was actually an airborne Plant Sqn, from Aldershot and their Muir Hills had the cab 'hacked' off. I use that word because it was a rough job! I guess it was to reduce the height to fit in a Herc.

Richard

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4 minutes ago, Mick Norton said:

Richard,

That was 9 Independent Parachute Sqn RE.

Mick

Yes! That was it, I could not remember the number. I did a lot of plant repairs for units around the South East District, inc. 36 Engr Regt, RSME and so on.

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Did anyone get to any of the RE Demonstrations?

Our Plant course had a slight involvement back in 1979 at Lodge Hill.

Apologies for the quality but it was a pocket instamatic.

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