Infantry & Vehicle maintainance :)

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Ex tankie wanders into forum.
Whistles nonchalently and looks round.

Hey lads, <examines fingernails> seen this?



Grouping:

1 Royal Angliron recce troop(Tidworth 'bout '77) with 4 attached members of 3RTR recce troop.

Location

Norway,North of Arctic circle on drive North to Bardufoss area.

Tale of Woe:
Vehicle had been travelling in opposite direction to that pictured when the RHS idler sprocket fell off! (1)
Vehicle smartly whips through 180 degrees, using, as a pivot point, the 30mm flash hider which was thoughtfully buried into a pine tree( dressing d'you see?) This also, usefully, acts as an emergency gun tampon.
Unfortunately it also leaves a residual bend in the barrel.
The crew were quite lucky, an examination of the tree that it is 'leaning' against showed that it was cracked through at the base. Had it broken the the vehicle would have overturned.
Driver was Steve D'*a*h(white contact gloves)
Gunner, Tony B*sh 3 RTR(short guy on his left)
Also visible is K*m W*rr*n 1 RA Recce WO(bald spot)
Steve? ?? Vehicle comd.

Just thought there may be one or two ex Anglians about who may not have seen this photo.

Good bunch of lads were that Recce Plt, we had an excellent time with them.


I just thought this might be good for a bit of inter-teeth arms banter. :lol:

I'll sod of now shall I?

(1) IIRC nuts not torqued and/or checked properly.(We all, without exception, make mistakes)
 

elovabloke

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#3
PE4rocks said:
Ex tankie wanders into forum.
Whistles nonchalently and looks round.


(1) IIRC nuts not torqued and/or checked properly.(We all, without exception, make mistakes)
Taking this one into account and your last post down the road your boys just went for the spectacular when it came to vehicle wrecking hummmmmmmmm
 
#4
elovabloke said:
PE4rocks said:
Ex tankie wanders into forum.
Whistles nonchalently and looks round.


(1) IIRC nuts not torqued and/or checked properly.(We all, without exception, make mistakes)
Taking this one into account and your last post down the road your boys just went for the spectacular when it came to vehicle wrecking hummmmmmmmm
Look. it wasn't me! Honest Guv!

While I think of it, there must be a picture of a well bent LR 'somewhere in Wales about' Hmm? Hmmmmmmmm?
 
#6
PE4rocks said:
(We all, without exception, make mistakes)
Yep. One that in that case could have cost someone their life. We had one returned to our unit having been used by infanteers for D&M training, that had it's main brake reservoir filled with engine oil.
 

elovabloke

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#7
PE4rocks said:
elovabloke said:
PE4rocks said:
Ex tankie wanders into forum.
Whistles nonchalently and looks round.


(While I think of it, there must be a picture of a well bent LR 'somewhere in Wales about' Hmm? Hmmmmmmmm?
Shhhhhhhhhhh secret op - it still went though.
 
#8
elovabloke said:
While I think of it, there must be a picture of a well bent LR 'somewhere in Wales about' Hmm? Hmmmmmmmm?

Shhhhhhhhhhh secret op - it still went though.
It did.

We could have sold it to Crab Air, it certainly drove sideways!
 

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