- 22-04-2012, 15:46 #11
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
llech is correct (it's a 20 pounder gun though!)Excerpt from The Four Slappers of the Apocalypse.
And when I had opened the fourth beer, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and her that sat on him was the wife, and Hell followed with her......
- 22-04-2012, 15:49 #12
- 22-04-2012, 15:52 #13
challenger A30I get enough sex, life fucks me everyday.
- 22-04-2012, 15:53 #14
- 22-04-2012, 16:02 #15
Which country used old Cromwells/comets with hulls burried for static pill boxes? Didn't they use Russian turrets on them?Haven't had an accident in years. See a lot in my rear view mirror though.
It's very unlucky to be superstitious.
Only my dog can judge me.
- 22-04-2012, 16:03 #16
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
- Gods Waiting room
If it was the Charioteer then it had some merit as an idea, Cent then was only 17 pounder and the idea of using an older chassis with a light turret and bigger gun had been proven to work!
As usual it was superceded before getting any use and flogged off.
I wonder where the example in the clip was?"I'd rather be a tired old Has been, than a tired old Never Has Been!!"
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
Semper in excremento sum, solum profunditas mutat
According to Ispeakcrabandpongo "Typically Island Ape Brits," That suits me!
- 22-04-2012, 16:04 #17
- 22-04-2012, 16:17 #18
Centaur had Cromwell chassis and boxy turrets
Used by the Royal Marines with range markings on the turret on D DayWe should remember the tremendous contribution of the Queen Mother to the war effort:
As the BBC pointed out, she 'bravely remained in London beside her husband' during the war.
This contrasts sharply with the actions of my grandfather who, on the declaration of war immediately left his wife and children and pissed off, first to France, then North Africa, Italy, France (again) and finally Germany.
The shame will always be with us.
- 22-04-2012, 16:41 #19
- 22-04-2012, 17:03 #20
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
Charioteer looks like this:
Note the webbing straps along the bustle and the spare road wheel stowage
while Challenger A30 looks like this:
Note fugly turret and complete lack of bustle
Interestingly, the image search for the Challenger turned up this one:
which appears to be of the same location from a different angle. In fact, you can see the rusted hull and light green coloured turret in the background of ugly's first picture.
Location is the Isle of Wight.I am a horrible civilian-type, but I work in the industry and hang around here to get some insight.