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The UK’s Armoured Jeep, Part 2


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Community #1 Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:20 PM

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Community Contributor ‘Listy’ continues his look at the Universal Carrier. Learn all about the bizarre uses for the vehicle dreamt up by military chiefs across the world!

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Markx97 #2 Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:28 PM

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Great post!!!

Kevbar #3 Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:31 PM

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Great article.  :smile:

Sotahullu #4 Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:07 PM

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Ah, the crazy Canadians. Brave enough to use tanks as transports, bold enough to transform AA-units to rocket launcher units and lazy enough to basicly motorise all infantry units.

Murphy1up #5 Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:23 PM

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Awesome to read part 2!  Nice work Listy!  :great:

Listy #6 Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:05 PM

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Thanks all.

jollytar #7 Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:37 AM

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Great article!
In case you didn't know (but you probably do:D) the 'Conger' was superceded by the 'Giant Viper' then the 'Python' (in use with British Army today). Both flexible hoses deployed by rocket.
The Conger was a development of the Canadian invented 'Snake', an adaptation of the Bangalore torpedo.
The Conger was phased out because the explosive was liquid and unstable. The later versions had more stable explosives pre-filled during manufacture.
US Army use the 'MICLIC' (from MCLC - Mine Clearing Line Charge)

(Just in case you didn't already know this...)

Looking forward to the next article.

Listy #8 Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:53 PM

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View Postjollytar, on 22 October 2013 - 11:37 AM, said:

Great article!
In case you didn't know (but you probably do:D) the 'Conger' was superceded by the 'Giant Viper' then the 'Python' (in use with British Army today). Both flexible hoses deployed by rocket.
The Conger was a development of the Canadian invented 'Snake', an adaptation of the Bangalore torpedo.
The Conger was phased out because the explosive was liquid and unstable. The later versions had more stable explosives pre-filled during manufacture.
US Army use the 'MICLIC' (from MCLC - Mine Clearing Line Charge)

(Just in case you didn't already know this...)

Looking forward to the next article.
Thanks.

Well I've submitted an article on AVRE's, and I'm writing one on Crocodiles.

If you want more articles by me, I try to do a weekly article over on Overlords blog. The easiest way of locating my material is here on this facebook page or on twiter @History_Listy. All my articles get plugged there, even ones not in the WOT sphere of influence.

great_kahn #9 Posted 22 October 2013 - 02:36 PM

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Excellent stuff. Would have loved to have been at the meeting where the jumping rocket propelled carrier was proposed.  :ohmy:

Hokum15 #10 Posted 22 October 2013 - 02:58 PM

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The farm we lived on about 10 years ago had a Universal Carrier, it was used as a caterpillar to tow load about or pull the tractors out of boggy ground.




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