the most random item found in a hull!!

blacktower

Clanker
what is the most random item you have found in the hull of a wagon you have just lifted the pack out of.

on my most recent trip to poland. i lifted the pack of a chally and the usual "baggsy the ratchet" "that 19mm's mine" could be heard, but then a call of "well im having the potato" was shouted!!!!! and yes there it was A POTATO!! now i thought that was pretty random, anyone got anything better.
 

zippy483

War Hero
I once lost my glasses while working on Chieftain ARRV, retrieved them with a long stick and a big gob of grease luckily enough, I can see the OC being well impressed if i'd asked to lift the pack to fish em out
 

ASBO_OR_ARMY

Clanker
I once lifted a pack on a 432 to find (once it was drained) a grot mag and water bottle i have no idea how it got there??? :?
 

A_Mech

Old-Salt
A pistol harry blacked to the botom of a K60 about 2 years after the Gulf.
Someone had stuck it there to bring it back for a wall and forgot it was there or got scared off.
 

ASBO_OR_ARMY

Clanker
Heard a few stories of similar things AK's and what not from the Gulf war but the lad got caught !! (not good)
 
Once found a full packet of that danish ham you used to get in the NAAFI, under a b81 pack(432 mk 1), thing is it was mega swollen as it had been in the warm sludge for god knows how long, all green and yellow puss type stuff, as squaddies do we stamped on it, cleared the wksp for ages! How popular we were, not.
 

ASBO_OR_ARMY

Clanker
happy with that a bit like a reccy mech i know went through a sewer!! well chuffed !!
You know who you are!!
 

Tiffy_71

Old-Salt
A DMS boot in the well of a Chiefy - ich scheissen sie nicht! the sole was hanging on by a thread, all swollen up due to its submersion in diesel for god knows how long.
 

BadManners

Old-Salt
This is gonna be hard to swallow I know, but

we once found an L60 in a hull that actually worked........properly.......for more than 20 k's
 

CrustyBmech

Old-Salt
Found a starter motor that worked perfectly after changing it in a 43. Remember showing the new sparky the trick with a split pin on the gear selector cable...........just before inserting it. He never sat down for the rest of the scheme.
 

Themanwho

LE
Book Reviewer
BadManners said:
This is gonna be hard to swallow I know, but

we once found an L60 in a hull that actually worked........properly.......for more than 20 k's
I'll see your L60 and raise you...

A crew that stayed with the wagon. and actually helped.
 

johnEXvma

Old-Salt
Themanwho said:
BadManners said:
This is gonna be hard to swallow I know, but

we once found an L60 in a hull that actually worked........properly.......for more than 20 k's
I'll see your L60 and raise you...

A crew that stayed with the wagon. and actually helped.
I'll see you both and raise you an "ECE" with dirty hands....
 
The most useless thing I ever found was an infantry crewman.

When you ask for crew to service the wagon, you always get the ones that aren't going to trouble the world of 'Rocket Science'.

The best thing I ever found was a toffee hammer. Small but perfectly preserved in one of the wells of a 432. I will sign off if I lose it.

(same with my boot brushes- these are the items I can't live without- idea for a thread here if you can be arsed!!!)
 

zippy483

War Hero
johnEXvma said:
Themanwho said:
BadManners said:
This is gonna be hard to swallow I know, but

we once found an L60 in a hull that actually worked........properly.......for more than 20 k's
I'll see your L60 and raise you...

A crew that stayed with the wagon. and actually helped.
I'll see you both and raise you an "ECE" with dirty hands....
Hey I was an ECE and I got my hands dirty......... Once :lol:
 
once took a K60 out to find nothing, not even some hull juice! Now that's fcuking scary.

Winter Repair. Took the decks off a 511 and found no pack!
 

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