Tank id from rusty heap challenge

ugly

LE
Moderator
#1
Tell me what it is and I'll put the whole clip of all the relics on;
 

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#2
Cromwell chassis, but I'm not sure about the turret.
 
#4
Challenger A30
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#7
#11
llech is correct (it's a 20 pounder gun though!)
 
#15
Which country used old Cromwells/comets with hulls burried for static pill boxes? Didn't they use Russian turrets on them?
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#16
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As usual it was superceded before getting any use and flogged off.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?
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
Centaur had Cromwell chassis and boxy turrets
Used by the Royal Marines with range markings on the turret on D Day
 
#20
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.
 

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