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British Underwater battle tank - Conqueror? Early 1960s.

Mick Norton

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Dear All,

As a young RE plant operator in the early 1960s I was sat on the banks of the River Weser in what was West Germany acting as an anchor with my Gainsborough tractor for the trials that were underway on an underwater tank.  I think it was a Conqueror fitted with a 12 foot snorkel.

During the trial there was an explosion mid stream where petrol vapour had ignited blasting the Canadian tank commander out of the snorkel.

Does anyone have any images details on this trial?



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