11 October 2015

Tanktober #11

This one is for you Dux!

18 comments:

  1. Churchill with what looks like a Panzerjager IV behind it. I think it's a Mark III Churchill.

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  2. This might be an upgraded vehicle from and earlier Mark.

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  3. This might be an upgraded vehicle from and earlier Mark.

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  4. The gun might be a 95mm early support howitzer and not a 6 Pdr as the bore and barrel thickness looks large.

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  5. A22 Churchill MK III in the Canadian War Museum Ottawa. Equipped with wading equipment, like the ones used at the Dieppe raid, and MKVI VII suspension units. The gun looks a little odd though. I'd say it's probably a fake gun or as Simon pointed out a 95mm howitzer.
    Next to it is indeed a German Panzerjäger IV.

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  6. I reckon that would be a Churchill Mk III with deep wading kit, as used at Dieppe. Now in Bovington, I suspect.

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  7. Churchill tank, not sure which model.

    Looking at the inventory of Bovington, I suspect I should just guess "Bovington!" for all of these indoor tank pics. :)

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    1. That would be a very rash assumption :-)

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    2. We'll I've been to 0 tank museums outside of Aberdeen, so if it's not Aberdeen, maybe I should just throw out a guess each time. Are there penalty points for guessing wrong? ;)

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    3. Good heavens no! The Tanktober Gods encourage spray and area suppressive fire :-)

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  8. It's the Churchill Mk III, probably the NA75 variant which was fitted with the 75mm gun of a destroyed Sherman. I think it's in the Le Breton gallery at the Canadian War Museum in Ottowa.

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  9. Hello the NA75 had the original Sherman mantlet. The guns were taken for scrapped/damaged Sherman's.

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    1. Simon, if that's the case, (and I believe you), then it's probably the 3 inch howitzer.

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  10. Churchill MKIII SN 1792653
    and behind: JgdPz IV/70 (V) - Originally captured by 4th Canadian Armoured Division near Wilhelmshaven, Germany in May 1945
    Canadian War Museum
    Behind: Staghound Armoured Car

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  11. Churchhill
    Canadian War Museum (I've been there)

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