Tanker Tuesday

| July 6, 2021

Thanks to the British Tank Museum and their collection of both modern and antique warfare vehicles, we have an interesting video for Tanker Tuesday.

These tanks appear to be all sorts and all sizes, never mind all epochs, e.g., early WWII onward.

Armored warfare: some things never really change. They just get bigger and better.


Category: Army, Historical

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  1. The Other Whitey says:

    David Fletcher is a British national treasure. I really hope I can take my kids to Bovington someday.

  2. MarineDad61 says:

    << Saturday, July 3,
    I rode a tourist train from Reading to Jim Thorpe, PA
    The cars were Budd cars, an RDC-1 full passenger car,
    and a modified RDC-3 refreshment/bar car.

    These Budd cars have TANK parts.

    (From Wiki)
    [During the years of the Second World War, there were improvements in the lightweight Detroit Diesel engines and, just as importantly, the hydraulic torque converter.
    Budd, which by then had produced more than 2,500 streamlined cars for various railroads, took a standard 85-foot (26 m) coach design and added a pair of 275 hp (205 kW) 6-cylinder Detroit Diesel Series 110 engines.[11]
    Each drove an axle through a hydraulic torque converter derived from the M46 Patton tank, for a 1A-A1 wheel arrangement.[12]
    The top speed for the design was 85 miles per hour (137 km/h).[13] The control systems allowed the cars to operate singly, or in multiple.[14] The result was the RDC-1, which made its public debut at Chicago's Union Station on September 19, 1949]


    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Now, that’s a bit of history I did not know about. Thanks!

      • MarineDad61 says:

        Commonplace today in commuter rail lines,
        but groundbreaking in the 1950s,
        the sight of trains with NO locomotive,
        and no subway type third rail or overhead catenary,
        running about on wide open rails, puffing smoke on acceleration.
        Reading Railroad was all in on these.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      During WWII the Canadians retooled their rail car industry to build tanks, They built British Designed Matildas and Valentines but their biggest effort was the Sexton Self Propelled Artillery piece,
      They even did a knock off of the Sherman Called the Grizzly.
      In the end it was decided that they would stick to concentrating on the Sexton, as the US was capable of providing the Canadian Forces with Shermans.