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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 02:46 AM UTC
This one comes the Bovington museum...

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It's a converted Conqueror tank prototype used by the museum staff for the live vehicles shows...


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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:50 PM UTC

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Thanks for the rectification Nicolas. I'm no German institutions expert

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It's just that I like to think of myself as knowledgable in terms of German army armored vehicles, so I was confused and had to look it up
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:41 PM UTC
Thanks for the rectification Nicolas. I'm no German institutions expert

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Bonaparte84
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:34 PM UTC

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Ex-German Army TM-170 APC converted into a Rescue vehicle in Iceland :

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Nice find, but not former German army. The Bundesgrenzschutz (Federal Border Protection) was a police unit attached to the Ministry of the Interior, though they did have some military equipment, even camouflage schemes (the venerable Splittertarn and Sumpftarn) and partially compbattant status. The notorious anti-terror unit GSG-9 is an offspring of the Bundesgrenzschutz.

As the border protection has lost its relevance in the Schengen context, the unit was renamed "Bundespolizei" (Federal Police).
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 08:45 PM UTC
Another drilling machine. It's based on a Hetzer chassis :

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Slovakian PTS-10 :

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Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 07:13 AM UTC
Australian LVT-4 fitted with a drill rig :

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The Daly Bros company is still in business (http://www.dalybros.com.au/ )

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Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 03:03 AM UTC
I think #1257 and 1258 may show WW2 conversions :

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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:56 PM UTC
Here's a another combination (Chieftain hull + NCK crane), in military service though (I guess I've already posted a b&w view of this very same crane )...

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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 08:53 PM UTC
Cromwell based excavator

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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 08:18 PM UTC
T-34 based excavators...

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heavy-duty winch...

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...hmmm...mobile light tower...?

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...and heavy-wrecker.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 08:15 PM UTC
Post-war Panther dozers (probably Czech)

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Stug IV dozers

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SU-85 dozers/winches

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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 02:46 AM UTC
Civilized M151s

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Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 - 09:16 PM UTC
Old British FV103 Spartan APCs never die, they just appear in rap music videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au2n7VVGv_c

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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC
# 1252

I think it is used for clearing the ground to prevent forest fires from spreading.

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Dang: The post containing the image has been removed from the GFMC, http://gfmc.online/intro/about.html
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 06:10 PM UTC
Ex-German Army TM-170 APC converted into a Rescue vehicle in Iceland :

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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 05:26 PM UTC
Even a M1101 Light Tactical Trailer can be converted

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Converted Australian International ACCO Mk5 6x6 truck :

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http://www.robgray.com/graynomad/wothahellizat/index.php

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Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 02:24 PM UTC
A few trucks from Myanmar :

This one began his life as a CMP Chevrolet C60 truck

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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 02:51 PM UTC
Talking about ex-Army ambulances... :

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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 02:46 PM UTC
Ex-Australian Army Ford ambulance promoting the 'Brumbies' rugby team

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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 02:35 PM UTC
Ex-Australian Army Land Rovers in civilian hands

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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 12:52 PM UTC
Of note in the 1960 picture below is the "Culemeyer Straßenroller R40" two-piece 16-wheeled street rollers (made in the 30's in Germany ! ) used to carry the freight car :

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Another one :

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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 06:03 PM UTC
Thanks for keeping the fire burning Robin Here are two more ship-related M26 pics :

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The load is a boiler which would be installed on the France ocean liner...

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British converted M26's used by Wynn's heavy haulage company :

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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 12:24 PM UTC
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 05:20 PM UTC



This is actually a bobbed M809, 5 ton truck.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 04:07 PM UTC
The 6x6 concept was also tested on the original Willys jeep

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someone is up to something fun
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