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Definitely lots of throttle with a Chieftain. Tanks with gearsticks were a different kettle of fish!

It was happy days though. I don't think I ever laughed so much.
It was the centrifugal clutch on the chiefy cant remember what revs it was stopped slipping , but that was why you needed to keep the revs up
 
posted before , but I had a hand in this much earlier **** up
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I've always had a thing for the Renault Magnum.

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Slime

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I cant seem to post pics at the moment, so will have to suggest something without a pic.
As a kid I had the 1974 observer's book of commercial vehicles and thought the Ford transcontinental was just stunning.
 

Slime

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I was thinking along the same lines. Underside looks very smooth no shackle points etc
Maybe the location of that pic is the important bit.
Is that tank still there (not upside down, just same camp)?
 
What tank is that? surely not a Challenger?

Weren't Antars replaced by Scammels in the 1970's?
it was the ATDU trial Vickers Valiant we were training for a sales trip out to the gulf in the early 80s , went up too fast , was rear end heavy landed onto one of the locator plates on the trailer bed and as the driver tried to move backwards, it slewed a bit the weight on the rear end caused it to slide off , land on its side then gently at first continue over till it landed on its turret

happened at Larkhill
I had this posted on here a few years back
 
As Truxx knows me well, I will not even attempt to compete with his knowledge of heavy vehicles. But the one I would have liked to see in the flesh was the means by which the Yanks moved the 700 ton "Mother-of-all-Generators" across Iraq at 5mph in 2005. Complete with a battalion-sized escort and Cobra gunships overhead. Us Brits in Baghdad at the time were not popular for calling it the Mother-of-all-Targets; the Spams thought we were being a tad flippant. We did suggest camouflaging it as a slow-moving sand dune. Which only upset our friends more.

Anyway, needless to say, it finally arrived in Kirkuk after months of fraught travel, and was installed at the power station. The Iraqis broke it a few weeks later since no one had thought about training them to maintain it...
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It was the centrifugal clutch on the chiefy cant remember what revs it was stopped slipping , but that was why you needed to keep the revs up
A drivers tank it wasn't. Stupid semi auto box, cross country it would suddenly decide to change up, or down, it didn't do ground appreciation. Driver wise, the only good things were hydraulic steering tillers and light engine decks. Oh, and the cooking vessel.
 
A drivers tank it wasn't. Stupid semi auto box, cross country it would suddenly decide to change up, or down....
That sounds like a poor spec, even in the dim and distant there were semi-autos you could hold in gear. I remember some motor-scrapers had a left-foot pedal to keep high revs/low gear for loading.
 

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