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Nigerian museum items
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 12:07 pm
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Some interesting items!
The%20Biafran%20Musuem,%20Umuahia%20Ibeku,%20Abia,%20Nigeria T16%20based? www.flickr.com/photos/...otostream/ Panhard?
Saracen & Saladin in background.

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 1:36 pm
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Is it known what kind of projectile the "Ogbunigwe" launcher actually launched? Something improvised or more familiar to us as something else.

That's quite the recoil system. Presumably the range was quite limited.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 2:00 pm
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/pilotguides/4764429821/in/photostream/
Panhard?


I think that it is an Eland armoured car, based on the French Panhard AML-90.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 3:23 am
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Is it known what kind of projectile the "Ogbunigwe" launcher actually launched? Something improvised or more familiar to us as something else.

That's quite the recoil system. Presumably the range was quite limited.


It looks like a reincarnation of that WW1 favourite the "Trench Mortar".
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:27 am
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Some interesting items!


The Biafran Musuem, Umuahia Ibeku, Abia, Nigeria
T16 based?


Definitely T16, looks like an ex-Swiss example with raised sides. Battle damage in rear right hand corner?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:36 am
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The T-16 based vehicle may have been used in during the Biafrian conflict. There was an article in the Aberdeen Proving Ground's Journal of Military Ordinance (the publication of the Ordinance Museum that appeared in the early to mid 1990s). The vehicles were bought by the rebel government as scrap from Europe and the like. May be worth seeking out that article for more info. Regards, MK
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