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Rowley_Birkin_QC #1 Posted 22 January 2015 - 01:30 PM

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Stumbled upon some very familiar looking tanks at a Finnish scrap yard. This was late November 2014 so I thought they were Cromwells with a strange turret and didn't give it a second though until 9.5 went live and I saw the British TD introduction video by Mighty Jingles: it has to be the Charioteer!

 

What do you think? Any comments?

 

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Dr_Blade #2 Posted 28 January 2015 - 11:32 AM

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View Postkillergumbo, on 22 January 2015 - 01:30 PM, said:

What do you think? Any comments?

 

 

Thinking... what's the price of scrap steel anyway? Would make for a darn nice lawn ornament.

$ 5000 or thereabouts for one?



Ulicum #3 Posted 28 January 2015 - 11:38 AM

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From wikipedia:
"Finnish Army bought 38 "Charioteer Mk VII Model B" by 1960 and they remained in use until 1979. The tanks were stored until 2007 when they were auctioned off."

So yeah, might very well be.

 


Edited by Ulicum, 28 January 2015 - 11:39 AM.


tumppi776 #4 Posted 28 January 2015 - 12:12 PM

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One of these is on display at Parola Tank Museum. (T-72 on the background)

 

 

right besides the Comet. (Stug auf G on the background - messed it up 'cause there's people in front)

 


Edited by tumppi776, 28 January 2015 - 12:18 PM.


Tigger3 #5 Posted 01 March 2015 - 02:42 AM

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Several were bought and moved back to the UK - then converted back into Cromwells to be used for displays and film work. 





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