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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:23 pm
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What were the compass bearing marks for?




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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:03 pm
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the compass is for the accompanying infantry to give target directions to the crew of the tank

So the infantry could ask to shoot at a target at 25°, the zero degree actual would be at the front of the tank hull

The only vehicle's I know that have these markings are the Centaur tanks of the British Royal Marines Armoured Support

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:10 pm
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Thanks Michel!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:00 pm
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AFAIK, the "compass" on the turret were used when the tanks were firing from landing craft during the landing in Normandy. That is why it is a feature unique to the Royal Marines Centaurs.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:14 am
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- clausb
AFAIK, the "compass" on the turret were used when the tanks were firing from landing craft during the landing in Normandy. That is why it is a feature unique to the Royal Marines Centaurs.

I read the same
HTH
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