A tank a day keeps Politicians at bay.

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by von Poop, Nov 1, 2019.

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  1. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    I stand (happily) corrected. And of course my peepers are not what they used to be!

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.

    P.S. I hope the folks from south of the border did not stiff you on price for the FT17s in those desperate hours.
     
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  2. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Definitely a Char B - what is perhaps confusing is that the turret ts trained to the rear so its gun cannot be seen
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A fuller account of 123's third owner gun-crushing as in Jim's pic.
    From a lovely little CIOS publication on German Armour in the Channel Islands.

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    The only German armoured division not to fight for the entire duration.
    The Chars all sent back to France postwar, except for the one that went to Bovington.
     
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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    According to the ATB book on the Channel Islands, the FT17 shot was taken by a Grocer called Frank Le Page from his window overlooking La Rue Cauchee.
     
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  5. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    I'm digging out books that I haven't looked at for years as you good folks are just too good at "name that armoured vehicle", so here's one from a publication with some age.

    A recognisable stern view so not a "what is it?" but a "where is it?"

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     

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  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Hotchkiss in Norway?
     
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  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Stand down now all sorted

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  8. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Too good Adam!

    I'd even cropped the photo down a little to try and minimise the best identifying features.

    Attached is full image, near Ojord, Narvik, and the book it's from.

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     

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  9. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Is this any more of a tester?

    One for Rich Payne maybe, but it does have a track, and armour of sorts.

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     

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  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    His boots look North American.
     
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  11. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    From the Canadian War Cabinet minutes:
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    ... no price for the Mk VIII Liberties that appeared in the Pathé newsreel. There was a blog a few years ago that covered these Canadian acquisitions – wish I had kept a copy.

    N.B. Strictly speaking these are not FT17s but M1917 6-ton tanks, licensed copies built to U.S. engineering standards including some design differences.
     
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  12. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    The Mk VIIIs and 6 tons were supplied to Canada as scrap
     
  13. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Thanks Richelieu, much appreciated.

    Was the $264 a piece price reached as the going scrap value at the time?

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
  14. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    One for pledge takers.

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     

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  15. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Any takers folks?

    Adam previously posted a photo of said machine in this thread (in 2009)

    Name that Vehicle

    N.b. It was less well dressed then.

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
  16. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    A Christmas gift (and the answer to the question posed in post #289 above)

    N.b. Adam's sans armour version can be viewed here;

    Name that Vehicle

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    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     
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  17. canuck

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    It looks rudimentary, even for 1937.
    In 1936, the Bombardier B7 snowmobile was patented and in production. He later invented the Ski-Doo but at the time, gave up trying to make a small, light vehicle for one or two people. Instead, he set out to design a bigger snowmobile that could carry several passengers

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  18. canuck

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    Recently, I've been loading my Kobo e-reader with some new titles in preparation for a beach vacation in February. I much prefer holding a physical book but an e-reader is preferable to packing 4-5 books in your luggage.

    At any rate, of the seven books purchased, here are the last four titles: Tank Men, By Tank into Normandy, Tank Commander and Tank Action.
    Adam and the subliminal effect of this thread are completely to blame for this inexplicable sojourn into the world of armour. I suspect he has developed some devious algorithms to convert forum members into tank fanatics!
     
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  19. von Poop

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    By Tank Into Normandy still a favourite book.
    Nothing too earth shattering or unusual about Hills's story, but so well-told in gentle style. And, of course, the Rev. Skinner lingers in the memory.
     
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  20. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Adam

    Over the years I've lost touch with the chap who was working on a scaled-down model of a Stuart Mk3 Honey (Turret-less) tank.

    Dare I, on this thread, ask anyone with a better memory than mine (that should include most of you !) to point me in the direction of the original article ?.

    Many thanks, in advance, for any help

    Ron
    (and compliments of the new decade to all !)
     
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