Tank id from rusty heap challenge

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  1. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    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.
     
  3. Possibly a Centurion turret, def Cromwell family chassis
     
  4. Challenger A30
     
  5. Charioteer, Cromwell chassis witha QF17 pdr gun, tank destroyer. ( I think)
     
  6. It's not a Cruiser Mk VIII Challenger, is it?
     
  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Thats what I would put my pfennigs on!
    WW2 Tank Relics - YouTube
    it appears at 3.20.
     
  8. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Charioteer, m'thinks, no I'm wrong turret slopes the wrong way and the gun looks a bit weenie for a 20pdr, A30 Challenger
     
  9. Challanger had a more boxy slab sided turret.
     
  10. Charioteer, aka, a bloody silly idea when we already had the rather superlative Centurion
     
  11. llech is correct (it's a 20 pounder gun though!)
     
  12. I stand corrected, must've been the 20pdr they put in the Centurion.
     
  13. fu2

    fu2 LE

    challenger A30
     

  14. From Wiki, it was for T.A. units to play on!
     
  15. Which country used old Cromwells/comets with hulls burried for static pill boxes? Didn't they use Russian turrets on them?