HET turned over on the way back to Bovington!!!!

#3
Not too sure what happend, do you think they might be after the NSN for some NATO touch up paint?

Pics in the paper showed some hoooofing skid marks. (Bet there were some skid marks on the driver's seat too - ooooops!) :tp:

CC_TA
 
#4
No wonder it took so long to recover, the recovery team were obviously planning on making a day of it. Has anyone else noticed the radio in mid left of 3rd photograph?

There is also a huge number of evian bottles littering the road, Could he have skidded on these? (Not quite CSI yet am I? :D)
 
#6
Pillager said:
No wonder it took so long to recover, the recovery team were obviously planning on making a day of it. Has anyone else noticed the radio in mid left of 3rd photograph?

There is also a huge number of evian bottles littering the road, Could he have skidded on these? (Not quite CSI yet am I? :D)

lol nice spot on the radio m8......... :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
#8
Pillager said:
No wonder it took so long to recover, the recovery team were obviously planning on making a day of it. Has anyone else noticed the radio in mid left of 3rd photograph?

There is also a huge number of evian bottles littering the road, Could he have skidded on these? (Not quite CSI yet am I? :D)


My experience of civvy recovery tells me that they do tend to make a day of it as every vehicle in attendance is charged for by the hour. Including the bloke in the Escort van who makes the brews all day. A couple of my drivers sh1tcarted last year & the lightest one (18t box) shut the M20 for 11hrs. Around 9 yrs ago we had a wagon tip at Lewisham roundabout at the bottom of Shooters Hill road the bill for that came in at 65k !!!!!!! Admitedly it was a hazodous load & we had to pay compensation to the bus company for screwing up thier timetable at rush hour but 65k KIN EL !!! Me thinks the MOD are gonna get well screwed over on this !!

Regards LT. 8O
 
#9
Shame the recovery asset was on its roof too!! Ah, 46KJ39, done some miles in her round the test track at Bovington i can tell thee!!

Nice to see they have fitted that CR2 track to CRARRV as well, NOT!! Mind you, who cares, u can change the track just as easily as the dead track and only half the maintenance! :roll: :roll:
 
#11
I pity the poor cnut who has to do the damage report on the CRARRV!
 
#12
Pillager said:
There is also a huge number of evian bottles littering the road, Could he have skidded on these? (Not quite CSI yet am I? :D)
Clever thinking, but if you were to look close on photo 1, there are numerous traffic cones that are set up, maybe the driver had to take evasive action upon seeing these or merely tried to weave in and out on some sort of "time trial"

It was sad news anyway 46KJ39 was my old CRARRV at Bovvy, unreplaceable.....until the next one comes in.
 
#14
Commanders never did that! Roll off the sides of autobahns, but never that. The center of gravity is high on the HET and the wheel base not wide enough to handle sharp cornering IMHO (I've only driven the US spec machines, never the UK varient), but I do know from 8 years on commanders that it is almost impossble to roll them as the trailer is over 3 meters wide (3.09 to be precise) with the load sitting in a well to lowe the center of gravity.
As it looks as if it has just come off a round about I would not rule out that speed may be a factor. Couple this with an inexperienced driver and........
 
#15
i have to say, i went past the accident and at one point one of our blokes went to see about any pollution (!). There was a motorbike escort rider with them and speed wasnt a issue. Apparently it just slid off. Its not the 1st time HET has dumped something over the side and it probably wont be the last!
 
#16
Duty rumour is it wasnt even chained down
 
#17
MSI64 said:
Duty rumour is it wasnt even chained down
Well if it wasnt they must of put all those chains on for show!!! Please look at pics carefully then go back to "NSP's in Reverse"!!!
 
#18
C5H12O said:
i have to say, i went past the accident and at one point one of our blokes went to see about any pollution (!). There was a motorbike escort rider with them and speed wasnt a issue. Apparently it just slid off. Its not the 1st time HET has dumped something over the side and it probably wont be the last!
May be showing my ignorance of all things tank transpotery here but how the hell does 60 ton of metal "just slide off"?

Zippy483
 
#19
Unlike the old trailer on the Scammell Commander, the new HET trailer does not have wells to sit the load in. Also the foorprint of the load area is wider. Coupled with the all singing dancing (more things to go wrong suspension) the only things holding it down are the chains. Weight or no weight, it will slide and the design of the trailer doesnt help.
 
#20
zippy483 said:
C5H12O said:
................. but how the hell does 60 ton of metal "just slide off"?

Zippy483
Friction is the force that opposes the relative motion or tendency of such motion of two surfaces in contact. It is not, however, a fundamental force, as it originates from the electromagnetic forces and exchange force between atoms. Friction between solid objects and gases or liquids is called fluid friction.

Friction is an extremely important force - it propels automobiles and other ground transport and holds nails, screws and nuts, along with many other uses.


Quite Apt!

In all seriousness i reckon driver error!....If he was doing 30mph off the roundabout, would it have come off?
 

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