Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Feb 26, 2014.
Thanks Tom, I didn't know what it was
That one would be better off on this old thread.
Lots of chaps stood on aircraft on there.
Haha, Never get in the way of a guy trying to win a prize!!!!
The caption says there is a Mk VI of the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry under there!
Not sure the driver could see to drive on that Mk VI! Tanks vary in size of course, but in the 60s it was usually reckoned that you could transport a platoon on one Centurion. That would be about 30 men in theory, though with the ending of National Service not all platoons were up to strength.
Which brings us neatly onto; more Aussies on a Cent, or possibly the same Aussies as post #12:
Pottered onto a winner while looking for something else.
(Try the search with near random terms... there's some mad stuff on here. )
China Hand shared this, here:
56 on a Cent. 1952. Pretty hard to beat.
So if anyone ever asks me. I'm currently confidently saying 56.
So that's what a tank looks like after a bunch of Aussies have been sitting on it for a while?
We have a thread on pith helmets!?!? Where!?!?
Not only pith helmets but armoured cars and another on the sartorial elegance of officers et al.
Edit: apologies but for some reason I can't post the link.
Armoured Cars, Tanks, Other Vehicles... & Pith Helmets.
Man that sure is one lengthy thread. Going to have to take some time to work through that one. Thanks!
Not a winner, but a solid triple entry from the 51st HD
THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45. © IWM (B 11457)IWM Non Commercial Licence
23rd Hussars, Le Beny Bocage, 1 Aug 1944.
Fred Sedgley (left) and Sgt John Sear (right) standing in front.
Found this one whilst looking for Aussies wearing Mk 2 helmets in Korea to showA-58 & canuck .
Pakchon, Korea. 1950-11-05. Troops of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), ...
Pakchon, Korea. 1950-11-05. Troops of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), getting a lift on top of a Sherman M4A3E8 Medium tank to where the North Korean and Chinese placed a roadblock at the rear of the 27th Brigade. The road block was successfully cleared that afternoon.
So those turtle type helmets adopted 1944ish weren't used post-WW2?
Good thing we had air superiority then!
Special hitch on the back of that tank?
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