FV432 Recovery at Sennybridge 09-10-05

#4
Firefox my arrse, works fine in Internet Explorer. They did a good job, like the way they had fire extinguishers out as per the book. Dropped off a transporter?? Wonder how that happened?? Dodgy tillers??
 
#5
Pity there was no video of it getting there in the first place, but nice job.
 
#6
My oppos were on a green laning weekend in the brecon area and came across this 432 on Sunday morning - were just in time to see and record it been righted
 

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#8
Were they really recy-mechs? There did not seem to be many pie-eaters there! :twisted: :wink:

Nice smooth job though.
 
#9
yeah...and check the guy out touching the winch rope WITHOUT gloves,general custer for the use of! recce mechs don't go near anything without those on...do they?lol
 
#10
Nice side to side. I spent 8 years tank transporting and have never seen an AFV fall off an army transporter, a civvy one however.......
 
#12
Doughnut said:
I tried to save that film to "My Documents" but it wouldnt work. Any ideas ?
Play it in Mediaplayer, select 'File' and 'Save as'.... easy.

If you can't play it in mediaplayer then just right click on the link and 'save link' with Firefox as or 'save file as' if you're daft enough to use Explorer.
 
#13
quick update - I was Interrogating my mate(in the pub) the low loaders were civvies who had parked on a slight incline. There were two 432s to collect, Because SENTA not having a Washdown point the 432s were quite muddy. The first 432 that drove on slipped partially off the trailer the driver been able to drive offf the back with one track on the trailer and one on the roadside however the second 432 dropped straight onto its side....

A recce Mech commented to my mate 'these 432 drivers are just kids, I would not trust em to drive a shopping trolley let alone 17 tonnes of AFV!'
 
#14
Speedy said:
Nice side to side. I spent 8 years tank transporting and have never seen an AFV fall off an army transporter, a civvy one however.......
Apart from the one on all the news channels when a CR2 fell off the auto levelling trailer behind an Oshkosh 10 mins before the presentation of the wonderful PFI to gen'rals and ministers. I suppose that was the civvies in FTRS to drive what you lot couldn't anymore.
 
#17
14 Sigs LAD at their best.

Apparently, the ASM told the Recce Mechs to check underneath every vehicle to see if they could find his rifle. Not wanting to get down on their belt buckles and get their kit dirty, they opted to flip the panzers onto their sides to do a thorough search for the said rifle.
 
#18
Rumour has it that this was the same civvy contractor who had a couple of AFVs fall off a semi trailer on the M1,killing some people in cars.Apparently Police/CPS/VOSA etc are still discussing that,and the Army have not got their vehicles back yet!!
 
#19
fatblerk said:
Speedy said:
Nice side to side. I spent 8 years tank transporting and have never seen an AFV fall off an army transporter, a civvy one however.......
Apart from the one on all the news channels when a CR2 fell off the auto levelling trailer behind an Oshkosh 10 mins before the presentation of the wonderful PFI to gen'rals and ministers. I suppose that was the civvies in FTRS to drive what you lot couldn't anymore.
According to my sources that was 19 Tk Tptr Sqn in Bulford and military drivers. The suspension failed on one side of the trailer tipping the CH2 off. It was a dress rehearsal for the display which was to happen the following day. As regards to putting sponsored reserves into the job, watch out, as it may be the first of many trades and jobs to go this way in the name of saving a few quid.
 

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