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Some things I saw over the weekend
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:36 pm
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Some things I saw over the weekend. I am not putting a location because I didn't see the owner and he didn't give his permission, but I thought everyone would like to see this.....If you know the location please don't post it in here...........

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What is the tracked vehicle? I cant make it out from all the overgrowth...

Neil
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it's the remains of a halftrack and there is another halftrack in the pics(19 and 23). I had a hard time seeing things and I was there......neil i'm supposed to get the list Wednesday, we'll see......
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There's a tracked vehicle in the same picture as the lowboy trailer. I think it ia an Artillery tractor but not sure of the model

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I noticed that as well. Is it an M6 High Speed Tractor? That would be quite a find. Even an M8 HST would be cool. Great pictures and a fascinating collection, wherever it is. It looks like it's partially stored in a greenhouse.

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M6 it is
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M114 Track or Otter Track

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Whoever the owner is he wants his ass kicking into gear. If he cannot restore it then he should sell/give it to someone who could.

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Don I thought that was Weasel track. Are Weasel's and Otters the same??
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Don I thought that was Weasel track. Are Weasel's and Otters the same??




ooops, Weasel Track ....

Spent most of the day in Richardson MP. Slightly 'burnt-out'. Got a bunch of Photos, SN's & RN's .

I'll throw them in the mix, on a different Thread.

First,....Its "Miller Time"
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Hi, those sort of pictures are always fascinating! Number 24, I don't suppose it's one of those Normandy Cowl amphibious aids is it, or too modern?

Tim,
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Hi Dontos! Hi Folks!

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M114 Track or Otter Track
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All I can say is that it isn't like any M114 track I ever worked with.

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Hi, those sort of pictures are always fascinating! Number 24, I don't suppose it's one of those Normandy Cowl amphibious aids is it, or too modern?

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Tim,

the "Normandy cowl" was unique to Cromwells and variants thereof, it looks like the standard fording kit for the M4, M7 or M10- tough to say without dimensions, as it could also be for the M3/M5.

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i believe it is a "Normandy cowl" thats why I took the picture, lots of things laying around and it is a shame thys are not beig restored....
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i believe it is a "Normandy cowl" thats why I took the picture, lots of things laying around and it is a shame thys are not beig restored....


Noooooo, *tearing my hair out*

the "Normandy cowl" is just an exhaust deflector added to the Cromwell to direct exhaust gases away from the rear deck, see here, although a model, it's the best I came up with on short notice: Normandy cowl- it was never ever part of a fording kit, which consisted of upright stacks similar to the kit for the Churchills. Evil or Very Mad

The items shown are the stacks for the M4 fording kit, which never had a nickname, but were just referred to as "stacks" or "fording stacks". Mind your terminology, gentlemen, lest we start another urban legend... Twisted Evil

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