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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Clive Mortimore » 19 Jan 2018 09:38

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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Sturm78 » 20 Jan 2018 15:12

Mark wrote
A total of 65 Mk.III were produced by Nuffield. They were allocated WD Nos. T-4385-4449
A total of 64 Mk.IV were produced by Nuffield. They were allocated WD Nos. T-9096-9159

The second image is T-9153.
The third image is T-9121.

They are both Mk.IV and both served with the Queen's Bays and were lost in France in June 1940. The Queen's Bays took to France in May 1940 Cruiser Tanks Mk.Ics, Mk.II and Mk.IV. They did not take any Mk.III to France - modified/upgraded or not.

T-18121 was a Mk.IVa which only left the factory 6 months after that picture was taken.
Thanks a lot for your help, Mark
Do you know which is the evolution of the 4 different gun mantlets on the turret of British Cruiser Tank Mk.IV:

1: Image 2
2: Image 3
3: image 1
4: Image 4

An aditional image form Ebay: 2 Mk.III (one of them upgraded) or a Mk,III and a Mk,IV ?

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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by MarkN » 21 Jan 2018 16:33

Sturm78 wrote: Thanks a lot for your help, Mark
Do you know which is the evolution of the 4 different gun mantlets on the turret of British Cruiser Tank Mk.IV:
No.
But for anyone interested in such, it would be a simple task to ascertain by comparing pictures with WD No.s to see the progression.

PS.
Try to forget all about the notion that Mk.III being upgraded to Mk.IV. Even the Tank Museum itself has rowed back on that claim. Other than the vehicle at the Tank Museum in Bovington, there is no evidence that any other vehicle was similarly altered. A photo exists of what appears to be a modified vehicle - but no indication to suggest it was other than the one now in the museum.

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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Sturm78 » 21 Jan 2018 20:54

MarkN wrote
PS.
Try to forget all about the notion that Mk.III being upgraded to Mk.IV. Even the Tank Museum itself has rowed back on that claim. Other than the vehicle at the Tank Museum in Bovington, there is no evidence that any other vehicle was similarly altered. A photo exists of what appears to be a modified vehicle - but no indication to suggest it was other than the one now in the museum.
Well, so all the tanks with the turret with angled plates would be Mk.IV... :roll:

On the other hand, another question: Scout Carrier ??

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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Feb 2018 21:40

Nobody ??

Well here another question. Can anyone identify these motorcycles ??

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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Tomg44 » 09 Feb 2018 01:38

Most likely BSA's. The "V" shaped front forks, The style and position of the speedometer, and the style of the wide, flat front mudguards look like those in other images.
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=bsa+ ... cykgFGuDM:

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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Feb 2018 16:35

BSA M20 .....ummmhhh...it is possible that you are right but... all British motorcycles are quite similar...and from this angle is is difficult to ensure

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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Tomg44 » 09 Feb 2018 22:26

Good point about the similarity in appearance. I discounted the Norton 16H because the front brake drum is on the wrong side.
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Nort ... 4cqzmtqdM:

Looking more closely at the photo, I think BSA badges are visible on the fuel tanks.
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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Tomg44 » 10 Feb 2018 09:31

There is a photo here which shows the badge clearly. It appears to be from the same unit - Note the "Lion Rampant" on the front mudguard.
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2012/11/a ... -despatch/

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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Sturm78 » 10 Feb 2018 12:28

Thanks, Tomg44

BSA M20, therefore

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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Sturm78 » 07 Apr 2019 09:10

Hi all,

I am not sure about this British truck: Austin K2 ??

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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Sturm78 » 01 Jul 2019 20:19

Nobody for my last image ??

Well, a hope to have more luck with this one: Guy FBAX ??? :?

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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Radek-Austin » 27 Nov 2019 08:49

It isnt Austin K2, but Commer Q4
Sturm78 wrote:
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Hi all,

I am not sure about this British truck: Austin K2 ??

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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 27 Nov 2019 10:26

Sturm, how about a Leyland Retriever ? Not that I can tell the two apart under all those nets.
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Re: Id. british vehicle

Post by Sturm78 » 02 Dec 2019 22:20

Radek-Austin wrote
It isnt Austin K2, but Commer Q4
Thanks for your help, Radek-Austin. :wink: Both trucks are very similar....
Alanmccoubrey wrote
Sturm, how about a Leyland Retriever ? Not that I can tell the two apart under all those nets.
Ummhhh...I think the the shape of the front fenders and the rims of the front wheels match with the Guy FBAX ....but I can be wrong...

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