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Old 04-27-2017, 12:02 PM   #1
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Old 04-27-2017, 12:51 PM   #2
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So Mike if I go out to Boston, will I see you driving on the streets with that?
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:15 PM   #3
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IF SO, I wouldn't get in front of him. OUCH
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:44 PM   #4
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you bet Corvette boyo , ill roll right over you! LOL
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:00 PM   #5
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bren or T 16? i forget the diff from the out side. i had two T16's years ago, they went to south carolina i believe.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:44 PM   #6
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mk1 A, Bren Carrier 1942
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Old 04-28-2017, 06:51 AM   #7
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Super cool! Just out of curiosity, is it flathead powered?
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:06 AM   #8
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How many miles to the belt do you get with that?
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What caliber is that gun mounted on top? .50? I think the Bren was .303 correct?
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powered by a 1942 85 Hp flathead , they all were, just like the Canadian CMP trucks , Ma Duce .50 cal correct, later in the war Bren Crews upgrade thier fire power hence either a .50 .30 or a .303 vickers MG, Cheers BM
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powered by a 1942 85 Hp flathead , they all were, just like the Canadian CMP trucks , Ma Duce .50 cal correct, later in the war Bren Crews upgrade thier fire power hence either a .50 .30 or a .303 vickers MG, Cheers BM
Thanks Mike, very interesting!
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Those T-16 carriers had a longer box and the extra bogey wheel. Most of them were made in the US for lend lease. I think they had the 95 HP 239 V8 in them.

I think the universals and all the older & newer types were the most produced track vehicle ever. Around 115,000 of all the types & manufactuers were made for the war effort.

The Germans captured some universals and mounted a 37 MM gun on some. Boy that would have rocked it!
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:15 PM   #13
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Mike, Good to see your still at it. Still rocking the kilt?
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:40 AM   #14
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still rocking the kilt mate lol
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Old 04-29-2017, 11:58 AM   #15
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What a farce that term "Lend Lease" was. Lend yes, but Lease ment either "paid for or returned". Never happened.
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The Half track is also impressive! In the early days of the MV Collectors club here in Conn., we used to have our annual meet at the Bradley Air Museum. They built a building on the west side of the airport and a lot of WW II buildings and bunkers were still there in the 80's. I got to drive a Half Track around the perimeter road around the whole airport. I enjoyed it, but you felt every bump or pebble on the road! The MV days are long gone.
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When I was a kid, a local gas company (southwestern Kansas) used surplus White half tracks to go out in the sand hills along the southern flood plain of the Arkansas river there to check their gas wells in those regions. Most of the roads were still dirt back then and they wouldn't beat you to death. They also used them and their Bell 47 helicopters to aid folks in the blizzard of 1957 along with the local National Guard artillery tracks.

Those track vehicles can be the only thing moving in certain situations.
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