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Vehicles from Dutch Cavaleriemuseum-Amersfoort
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Thanks to my gracious host, Marcel, I just returned home with some interesting shots from a military museum with some very nice displays. I'll get them up here as I get a chance to resize and edit...but first up...What's this? Looks like it might be a flamethrower on a Shermanesque chassis. I don't see any recoil mechanism, and what the heck is that over the muzzle, anyway? Plates were welded into what looked like should house a secondary weapon in that pod on the vehicle left side.



...more to follow as I get a chance....

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Canadian Ram perhaps? Armed with a 6-pounder.
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Canadian Ram perhaps? Armed with a 6-pounder.


armed with a steel pipe you mean - its the Ram Target Tank!

Bovington has one as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:33 am
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Well, I got the Ram part right. Thanks for the info!
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Round two...

[img]http://www.com-central.net/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10454/normal_dutch105%7E0.jpg[/img] and%20three... [img]http://www.com-central.net/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10454/normal_dutchsherman%7E0.jpg[/img]
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...and the best looking Cent I've ever seen:

[img]http://www.com-central.net/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10454/normal_dutchcent1%7E0.jpg[/img]
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I still think Centurions are the coolest tanks ever.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:09 am
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Are you still around the area Doug ??

I live less than 25 km from Amersfoort

Maybe we can meet up


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Are you still around the area Doug ??

I live less than 25 km from Amersfoort

Maybe we can meet up


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Alas, no...I went on to Italy last Saturday and returned home Thursday nite.
Work, work, work....
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I still think Centurions are the coolest tanks ever.


Well, just for you, then.... Smile

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Re: Ram tank,
Doug, May I use your photo on my RamTank page? Also, Is there any way to get the number, stamped in 1 inch (2.5cm) letters on the front of the final drive chassis - usually on the mudguard support bar that crosses horizontally?
This Ram may ne an elusive Command/OP tank and there are few (if any) survivors.
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Re: Ram tank,
Doug, May I use your photo on my RamTank page? Also, Is there any way to get the number, stamped in 1 inch (2.5cm) letters on the front of the final drive chassis - usually on the mudguard support bar that crosses horizontally?
This Ram may ne an elusive Command/OP tank and there are few (if any) survivors.


You may, indeed, properly credited (Nice website, BTW). If you want higher res, PM me your email, I have a much better version. Also, the numbers I saw were on that rounded plate that forms the glacis, and are upside down. In high res, you might be able to make them out. I thought about a close up, but passed. MarcelP, on this forum, might be able to get you the numbers you want as he is stationed at that post...I think he'd be willing to help with a numbers search...he's a real good guy. If needed, I can email him.


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Hereby to be known as the "Gavin-Lingle" (by me, anyway), I took some shots of the YPR-765 family (this may be a later version...I'm not an expert). The more I examined this vehicle, the more I wonder if we missed the boat on a satisfactory M113-M114-XM800 scout vehicle (prior to the Bradley) in a tight package. The closer I look, the more appealing this vehicle is. I don't know the service record, but I should think there would have been a role for this in our service, at least at one time.

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MarcelP, on this forum, might be able to get you the numbers you want as he is stationed at that post...I think he'd be willing to help with a numbers search...he's a real good guy. If needed, I can email him.


The numbers I need are stamped on the tube that runs across the glacis. I would be most grateful if you could ask MarcelP on my behalf.
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- servicepub
MarcelP, on this forum, might be able to get you the numbers you want as he is stationed at that post...I think he'd be willing to help with a numbers search...he's a real good guy. If needed, I can email him.


The numbers I need are stamped on the tube that runs across the glacis. I would be most grateful if you could ask MarcelP on my behalf.
Clive


Will do...send me your email and I'll send both pics I have in high res...


(You can easily make out the numbers in the high-res version that show, I checked)


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