How Many Men Can You Fit On A Tank?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by von Poop, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Thanks Tom, I didn't know what it was :)

    Lesley
     
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  3. NickFenton

    NickFenton Well-Known Member

    Hey,

    Haha, Never get in the way of a guy trying to win a prize!!!!

    Nick
     
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    c.36

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    Via [twitter]PeterJRhodes[/twitter]
     
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  5. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Member

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  6. chrisgrove

    chrisgrove Senior Member

    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.

    Chris
     
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Which brings us neatly onto; more Aussies on a Cent, or possibly the same Aussies as post #12:

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  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Pottered onto a winner while looking for something else.
    (Try the search with near random terms... there's some mad stuff on here. :unsure: )

    China Hand shared this, here:
    Tank riders

    56 on a Cent. 1952. Pretty hard to beat.
    So if anyone ever asks me. I'm currently confidently saying 56. :D

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  9. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer Pearl Harbor Myth Buster

    So that's what a tank looks like after a bunch of Aussies have been sitting on it for a while?
     
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    A-58 Not so senior Member

    We have a thread on pith helmets!?!? Where!?!?
     
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    SDP Senior Member Patron

    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.
     
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  16. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    23rd Hussars, Le Beny Bocage, 1 Aug 1944.
    Fred Sedgley (left) and Sgt John Sear (right) standing in front.

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