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Author Topic: Wheels and..........no wheels  (Read 7410 times)

bob48

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on: February 12, 2020, 06:47:11 AM


The Saracen was one of a number of vehicles built by Alvis using a common chassis. They were very successful and used by several armies around the world.

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Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 06:49:15 AM


“O Lord God, let me not be disgraced in my old days.”

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Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 08:15:14 AM


The Saracen was one of a number of vehicles built by Alvis using a common chassis. They were very successful and used by several armies around the world.

Also the Saracen was affectionately named "The Pig" because it was a pig to drive.

Including this beast which to my eternal regret did not get to drive

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Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 08:28:23 AM

I always wondered what the point of the hovercraft was - for passenger travel. From what I recall, it wasn't that much faster cross channel (seems it could get up to 70 knots!) and it cost a fair whack. More comfortable?



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Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 08:39:04 AM
I like this one :-)


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Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 07:28:30 AM

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Reply #6 on: June 12, 2020, 09:33:43 PM
Not sure if this fits here but...



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Reply #7 on: August 26, 2020, 11:07:20 AM

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Reply #8 on: August 26, 2020, 11:38:21 AM
Damn! I need one of those for the pool.  :D

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Reply #9 on: August 26, 2020, 11:41:48 AM
Given that thing's size, wouldn't your pool probably fit in the cargo bay?

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Reply #10 on: August 26, 2020, 03:00:23 PM
I suddenly want to go play Command & Conquer now... 

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Reply #11 on: August 26, 2020, 11:17:43 PM
I think my whole house would fit in that thing's cargo bay.

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Reply #12 on: August 12, 2021, 11:13:49 AM

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Reply #13 on: August 12, 2021, 02:40:20 PM
Oof.  :face: 


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Reply #14 on: August 12, 2021, 02:49:12 PM
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Other concerns about the Australian Army's largest project to date include the CRV fleet only being able to fire German-made ammunition and requiring bespoke European-produced tyres.

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