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    Default Knackered old army tanks


    Hello folks, my friend and i recently went above ground and found these tanks. I do not know anything about tanks so sorry I cannot give info even though I tried reseacrh. Goggle was not being my pal that day Anyway.. these are used as targets as they are on a live MOD bombing range but it was a bank holiday and all the nice soldiers must have been having a lie in or down the pub that day. So here is some pictures. Sorry if this is not an appropriate report, I know they are not buildings or places but I think some of you people like things like this...

    I think this is what they used in Northern Ireland



    I do not know what this is, someone told me it was something called a Self-propelled Gun:








    Looks like they had a nasty accident with this one!



    Close up details of big holes, I assume they are from gun bullets:



    And the last one:




    I bet someone knows what these things are, thanks for looking and best wishes


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    Nice work there mate.. good to see you out and about again.
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    The first pic is a PIG' APC. 1953 Humber 1 Ton Armoured Personnel Carrier.

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    second one is a Abbot self propelled gun

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    Hey thanks guys, I knew some of you would know what these were! Brilliant cheers Any idea what that big tank is in the last pic?

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    I think that last one might be an old chieftain. Its pretty mashed so its hard to tell, but the back end looks like it might be. Someone else on here will know for definite though!
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    I seem to recall what hapen to the gun in piic4 as i see it on telly,yhe tank belonged to mr.wily Coyote and was banana'd when roadrunner blocked it with an acme watermelon. good find, thanks
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    I thought Chieften had a different turret shape to that but it's hard to tell isn't it. I even wondered if it was Soviet or or 60s American. Quite enigmatic! Loved the pix.
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    the last 2 are def Chieftains but what Mk I haven't a clue...good stuff anyways! where's the range?

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    nice pics,that takes me back to my last 3 years in the armed forces stripping stuff down ready to go on the ranges at Sennybridge

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