Updated Resource WWII Tank and Vehicle Names V8 2023-07-24

WWII Tank and Vehicle Names V8

  1. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

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  2. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

  3. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

  4. DCoy

    DCoy B Coy

    Just been reading through this, great piece of work! A couple of things I noticed if you're doing further updates;
    'Anzio' of 22 bty, 24th FR would have AoS 332 and
    'Endurance' is, I think, also from 24th FR as I believe they were the only unit to have removed the grouser trays from the glacis plate and replaced with steel boxes. Your list shows it as being a Kangaroo but I believe it was always an SPG. You may have taken the info from photo IWM NA23921 - I think the gun is obscured by the crew members. 24 FR kept Priests right up to the end of hostilities in May 1945
     
  5. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Thanks for those amendments / additions. I have looked at the IWM image again and you are right the gun is slightly obscured you can just make it out if the image is enlarged. The IWM text has it as a Sexton but it is a M7 priest as far as I can see.
    Version 9 already has 25+ new entries although the post war db seems to getting more new names.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
  6. DCoy

    DCoy B Coy

    No problem! that photo appears in Denis Oliver's 'British Armor in Sicily and Italy' and he notes that it was previously identified as a Sexton.
     
  7. Bedee

    Bedee Well-Known Member

    Kevin,

    Looks that you posted the vehicle names list, here is another. Its in Germany. But still dont know the unit. Can you add it to the list.
    Maybe someone will recognize.

    T146889
    Beeldbank

    still searching in this thread Unknown picture Rhineland
     
  8. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Hi Bedee,

    It must of had a name but I cannot see it. T146889 belonged to the Fort Garry Horse Regiment.
     
  9. Bedee

    Bedee Well-Known Member

    Thanks Kevin, for this information
     
  10. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    I suspect you haven't seen this one?

    It's one of the tanks 6 RTR lost at Sidi Rezegh, 21 November 1941 I presume.

    Screenshot 2024-02-23 at 2.03.24 PM.jpg

    All the best

    Andreas
     
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  11. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Hi Andreas,

    Thank you for the photo. Nice to see name and census number together. You had actually given me the name before but the photo confirms name number and tank type.
    Please keep them coming.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
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  12. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Another one.

    You have this tank as '1940 UK', but this places it also into North Africa in 1941, lost during Rommel's first offensive.

    Screenshot 2024-02-26 at 8.26.50 AM.jpg

    All the best

    Andreas
     
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  13. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Another picture of Churchill from ECPAD. This is after it had been lost during Rommel's first offensive, and the picture dates to 11 April - 14 June 1941.

    Screenshot 2024-02-26 at 9.07.30 AM.jpg

    All the best

    Andreas
     
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  14. Eduard Ferrer Belda

    Eduard Ferrer Belda New Member

    Hello. This PDF is a gem, not only from a 'vehicle name' point of view, but also from a unit - type of vehicle - arm of service - theater point of view. Allowing to confirm if a given type of vehicle was present to a unit. So, it will be most useful if you can deliver it also on Excel file, so we can for instance, filter by theater. Thank you in advance!
     
  15. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Seen this one?

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    Dated Spring 1942 in Tripoli, which means I would make this a 1st Armd Div tank.

    Observations, no CRUSADER markings (white/red/white stripes), not Caunter, Crusader Mk. I or II with the secondary turret present, large ID number which is one of the first cases I have seen this on a Cruiser tank, I think. No name, so possibly a recent issue to the unit and quickly lost?

    All the best

    Andreas
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2024
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