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On 9/12/2021 at 1:31 PM, andym said:

Certainly not quick as a Flash! I note that they are now testing at Milbrook rather than Hurn or Longcross.

Andy

Longcross was closed down sold off years ago, its now a film studio/industrial park, & housing development,   Hurn is/was a driver training site

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15 hours ago, andym said:

Some more in-depth analysis here.  It sounds a right shambles, do they really not even use jigs for equipment mounting holes?

https://rusi.org/explore-our-research/publications/commentary/british-armys-greek-tragedy

Andy

That was an interesting read from RUSI. There was more to this problem than what the news headlines mention. I might add 'as always'....

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11 hours ago, Nick Johns said:

Longcross was closed down sold off years ago, its now a film studio/industrial park, & housing development,   Hurn is/was a driver training site

Chertsey is a film studio (although known as Longcross), the test track is on the other side of the M3.  Hurn used to lease a portion of the site for commercial driver training a while back, but it was discontinued due to health and safety concerns.  It's always been a vehicle test and evaluation site, in fact it was where I first saw Ajax running around!  It closed recently and I wondered if the testing might have moved to Longcross but apparently it's gone to Milbrook.

Andy

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7 minutes ago, Bob Grundy said:

That was an interesting read from RUSI. There was more to this problem than what the news headlines mention. I might add 'as always'....

Indeed - bits shearing off is hardly encouraging!

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You couldn't make it up  !

80 years the nutter Geoffrey Pyke  of the 'Pyke's Uphill Rivers' project and  Habbakuk project ,  a  2.2 million tons displacement aircraft carrier (x50 the displacement of a battleship)  - made from frozen Pykrete (sort of a frozen woodchip) - a prototype was built in Canada.   Pyke's  fast armoured snow vehicle for northern Norway  - apparently led to the   M-25  Weasel.     Pyke for his efforts was paid just over £30 per week, that during WW2 was absolutely  ££  top $  for a unknown deep thinker (but he was a crony of Churchill's cronies) ,  put it all down to inflation and out of 10 + totally barmpot idea - you might just get something that both works and is serviceable under the battle conditions it was intended for,  there again AJAX could just be  lots of  £££££  funny money for the few.

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