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To day we packed all the files on the heavies the antars  scammell  leylands  all the tank transporter trailers and any thing that falls into this class there was a nice folder of coloured photos of the trials the commander prototypes as well as the trials of loading the challenger on to the trailer and the damage it  caused before modification. l also found the comparisonrotgr.thumb.jpg.01c0298cd163f950dee8936d7c6e0b68.jpgrotgr1.thumb.jpg.4de256d14f90705eeb3d8b49c7fdcdf9.jpg  trials in the late 1940s on ww2 motor cycles in service and what it lead to the B40 and the TRW

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The top photo is for clive  the  bottom one is from a trials folder to answer about the german carrier sorry my interest was confined to bitish and soviet armour post war which is why l need manuals t

The race is on to get everything out of the loft builders here to start on Monday l have pulled a few files out here is one on the purposed  replacement for the 109 in 1962 and a picture  of the woode

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Hi Wally,

Thanks for taking the time and trouble to post over the last couple of pages. I suspect you know that a quantity of Rotinoffs were sold to the Swiss army and a few have returned to the UK in preservation. 

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The trials on the Rotinoff  showed that on the whole they were well liked but apart from niggling small faults the one that did concern them was at 12400 mile was  wear on the middle axle worm gear teeth  . One for the motor cycle men dated 1920mc19.thumb.jpg.9aa5fc9bc621cef0f48b3b74bdd80f63.jpg

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One of the original 1945  design for postwar military vehicles document this runs to one hundred and thirty pages it covers all aspects from tanks to motor cycles and even design plans for a british halftrackfofv.thumb.jpg.d34d186dbd3b3714bea62801e6a74490.jpg

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sov1.thumb.jpg.6109efdb1136436cebf6155b7d86f477.jpgWell l am now in a long forgotten box that contains files and manuals of obscure things from the later 1980s  at that time l had need of these  and all were translated into English  if not available  in English in the first place

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The top photo is for clive  the  bottom one is from a trials folder to answer about the german carrier sorry my interest was confined to bitish and soviet armour post war which is why l need manuals translated for soviet equipmentcee.thumb.jpg.bd8926a9c647e041070fff5c8900458b.jpg

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20 minutes ago, wally dugan said:

The top photo is for clive 

Much appreciated it is too Wally. Lovely to see that High Gloss DBG twinkling in the Sunshine, so very British 60s.

The trailer went through quite a bit of change, not seen such an early example before.

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These take me back. I joined the Army Scaling Authority just before amalgamation with the Army Cataloguing Authority, so went through all those name changes. From ASA to ASCA to ATSA to DLO. I had no hand in CESs, but thanks for the reminder of times past Wally.

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Hi Wally,

That is interesting. We had one of the early Series 2a Station Wagons 27EK31 which was specially adapted as a Test Station for guided missiles. The vehicle was bought from a dealer then prepared and entered in a charity motoring event in Australia for REME 50th anniversary in 1992 and raised money for the Army Benevolent Fund in the process.

regards, Richard

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 I have just started unpacking my latest two boxes from my friend and they are giving me some surprises one is a folder of pictures of the mock up model vehicles as some of you will already know that these things were made at MVEE others were made by specialist model makers1ton.thumb.jpg.fcbff7dd57f79b545647b9f9aa033be5.jpg

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All good stuff Wally. In this treasure trove are there any pictures of that Hornet model when it was intended to be the Orange William launcher? I have a picture of it, probably at the changeover period to Malkara when there is a strange hemisphere over the controller's windscreen. But there is some labelling that has been deliberately obliterated that I suspect may have referred to Orange William?

On the subject of OW are the any models of the other proposed launcher FV426 I wonder?

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Clive at the moment l do not know my friend was involved in EOD  his  father also was involved  in  R&D for the military been based in the south some of the items are from his fathers time including the CMP data books which are original and not photo copies there are three in the box also for years l have had a partial copy of the FV drawings catalogue which was quarter of an inch thick now l have the full catalogue which is just over one inch thick  to help sort out my FVdrawingscdb.thumb.jpg.3cbd7aacf7950640b1ca20a8d6d2641e.jpg

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