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Anyone want to guess which tank this is mounted on?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:23 pm
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My guess is a valentine...


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Looks like a Valentine to me by those road wheels.

Is that one of the "Funnies" being developed?

Some sort of mine clearing device using high pressure air???

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:50 pm
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As someone that lives in a northern clime, I can't help but wonder whether it's a device for MELTING SNOW.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:12 am
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Okay heres one mounted on a sherman...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:22 am
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I'm thinking runway snow clearance. Recall that the Dutch AF museum Soesterburg or Soestduinen or whatever-it-is has a purpose-built yellow tracked vehicle with a jet engine mounted on it for just that purpose. Have pics at home, but I ain't thar.....

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I suspect its something to do with mine-clearing as its an army project and they don't have many runways.

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I wouldn't think high velocity HOT air would be a good way to clear mines. I think most explosives become unstable when they get heated up.

DO you know when and where these were taken?

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I wouldn't think high velocity HOT air would be a good way to clear mines. I think most explosives become unstable when they get heated up.


Bob your second sentence just proved why it is an efficient way to clear mines - after all what do unstable explosives do? they tend to explode so no mines left. Rather like a hair dryer version of a flail tank Wink

DO you know when and where these were taken?


Sometime in the early 50's as far as I know. You Americans tried the same thing in 1947 on an M26 except it was rocket motors...

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Yea but if they don't blow up they could be more unstable. and the high volume high velocity air can scatter them all over. A flail tank beats downward and mechanically sets them off. Blowing them all over the place doesn't seem like a good idea.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:52 pm
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formerspook.blogspot.c...hreat.html

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http://formerspook.blogspot.com/2007/12/blowing-away-threat.html


Nice find SB - I've been wondering for ages who made that thing...

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