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Reference Image Churchill tank all marks all variations

#21
he's talking about the Sherman Grisley, a Canadian vehicle with slight detail variations on a standard M4. This is parked adjacent to the Crocodile at the D Day Museum Portsmouth.

edit to add, I feel another reference page on Shermans on the way....
 
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#22
Bovvvie again

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#24
A fascine is loaded onto a Churchill AVRE from a lorry, River Senio, 8 April 1945
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Dieppe Raid

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Churchill tanks of 6th Guards Tank Brigade in NW Europe, 2 November 1944
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Churchill tank in German service.
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#26
The thing carrying the bridge is a bridgelayer, is it not? Not an ARK
Yes it is. But without being pedantic,that dosn't make it an AVLB which is a specific bit of kit.
It's also an Armoured carrier for a ramp. An ARK. - for that is what is was designated.

If I was instructed to come back with an ARK from the virtual Fd Pk Sqn and came back with an AVLB the virtual Staffy would be doubting my RE provenance.
 
#27
Two more
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Joshua Slocum

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#28
As there is so much tank knowledge here, can I ask a possibly dumb question please ??

During the last war, when Rommels lads invaded France in 1940 and fought the BEF, an article I read stated that the remaining German troops and supply columns were 20 to 30 KM away
the tank crews used fuel from petrol stations and supply dumps to maintain progress until their bowzers could catch up
how come no one on the French side or our side thought to damage fuel stations and fuel supply depots before this ?
or did they move so quickly that it over ran everybody ??
surely that could have crippled the German advance
 
#29
As there is so much tank knowledge here, can I ask a possibly dumb question please ??

During the last war, when Rommels lads invaded France in 1940 and fought the BEF, an article I read stated that the remaining German troops and supply columns were 20 to 30 KM away
the tank crews used fuel from petrol stations and supply dumps to maintain progress until their bowzers could catch up
how come no one on the French side or our side thought to damage fuel stations and fuel supply depots before this ?
or did they move so quickly that it over ran everybody ??
surely that could have crippled the German advance
There quite a few instances where supply's were captured and used, sometimes its due to a lack of defenders, sometimes a lack of orders to destroy supply's, often in a belief that any retreat would be a temporary affair and they'd be back in charge before long, to give an example, Khaki Battledresss and Denim Working Dress became standard workwear for U-Boat crews due to the amount of stock sitting in supply dumps that were captured intact after the retreat to Dunkirk.
 
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Joshua Slocum

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#30
There quite a few instances where supply's were captured and used, sometimes its due to a lack of defenders, sometimes a lack of orders to destroy supply's, often in a belief that any retreat would be a temporary affair and they'd be back in charge before long, to give any example, Khaki Battledresss and Denim Working Dress became standard workwear for U-Boat crews due to the amount of stock sitting in supply dumps that were captured intact after the retreat to Dunkirk.
I know the BEF had problems with their radio systems losing channels, thankfully in the next few years some major changes came about and the radio systems were pretty much up to broadcast standard quality
I meant to say for tank lovers there are a few images added every week to the Photos Normandie collection
I saw this unusual weapon posted up today, and there are soem very high quality images of tanks in service during Goodwood









 
#31
I know the BEF had problems with their radio systems losing channels, thankfully in the next few years some major changes came about and the radio systems were pretty much up to broadcast standard quality
I meant to say for tank lovers there are a few images added every week to the Photos Normandie collection
I saw this unusual weapon posted up today, and there are soem very high quality images of tanks in service during Goodwood
That's an M7 Priest 105mm, the angle of the photo makes it look a bit odd
 
#32
Back on track

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#33
Bovvy has two Churchills on display at the moment (there's a slack handful of others in storage the Conservation Centre):-

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