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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2020, 01:43:56 pm »
Royal Marine tanks existed in WW2, so a modern Royal Marines Armoured Support Group would be a possibility .......perhaps all named??  Her Majesty's Tank Anson, HMT Benbow, HMT Cunningham.....etc

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2020, 01:56:39 pm »
A lot of early tanks carried the moniker HMLS (His Majesty's Land Ship) and some armoured cars hot HMAC so it's a natural progression.

On those lines, the Royal Navy were instrumental in the use of Armoured Cars and spearheaded tank design, what if they continued under their control?
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2020, 03:18:26 am »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2020, 06:24:26 am »
French LVT-4 Buffalo amphibious assault vehicles equipped with 40mm Bofors guns in Indochina:







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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2020, 06:24:23 am »
Those old Buffalo's could prove useful in certain parts of the UK at the moment  :-\

More seriously has it got a co-axial 0.5" m.g. or 20mm ?
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2020, 08:55:17 am »

Those old Buffalo's could prove useful in certain parts of the UK at the moment  :-\


I'd have one, so long as it came with the 40mm.  :wacko:

That'd sort out the ruddy BMWs on the A48!  ;D
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2020, 09:16:44 am »
Those old Buffalo's could prove useful in certain parts of the UK at the moment  :-\

More seriously has it got a co-axial 0.5" m.g. or 20mm ?

I know where there's one in storage, but all the weapons have been removed. ;D
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2020, 03:27:17 pm »

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2020, 04:27:26 pm »
Those old Buffalo's could prove useful in certain parts of the UK at the moment  :-\

More seriously has it got a co-axial 0.5" m.g. or 20mm ?

Looks like the co-ax may have been one or two .50 cal BMGs. Info on these vehicles is very thin on the ground though.

Also, 2nd pic might be Suez, not Indochina.

There's some interesting footage here: https://www.britishpathe.com/video/reconnaissance-in-the-south-delta-area/query/vietnam
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2020, 04:50:55 am »
Those old Buffalo's could prove useful in certain parts of the UK at the moment  :-\

We had a more modern, British-built equivalent, so of course, we didn't buy it... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2013/08/the-aquatrack/


This thing seems to be available to order and being wheeled, would be easier to deploy by road over long distances:

http://www.sealandermarine.com/seamaster.htm
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2020, 12:30:54 pm »

We had a more modern, British-built equivalent, so of course, we didn't buy it... :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2013/08/the-aquatrack/


Oooer, I can remember seeing the hull of one those being tested at GKN's Johnson Technology Centre, maybe mid to late 80s perhaps. It hadn't any wheels or tracks, just the bare hull and cab assembly.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2020, 08:52:41 pm »
What if HMS Hood à la Richelieu (top), alternatively a more british option with bits taken from KGV

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2020, 06:54:55 pm »
Richelieu's Family of battleships

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2020, 05:41:46 pm »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2020, 11:46:19 pm »
I have a liking for smallish assault boats, that countries in my corner of the world use for landing a platoon, or less. Not sure if a definite term exists. I've seen "landing craft", "fast assault craft", etc.

Something like the Swedish Stridsbåt 90: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CB90-class_fast_assault_craft or Finnish Jehu-class landing craft: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehu-class_landing_craft



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