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WW2 American army machines

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Post #2 by hair bear » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:58 pm

Interesting. Would you mind if I copied the link to a military forum?


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Post #3 by Martyn Henley » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:14 pm

I would not mind one bit Rob :thumbup:


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Post #4 by Mrsmackpaul » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:53 pm

Yes there is no doubt about the output of the US in WW2 dont think they could do it today though

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Post #5 by modelman093 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:17 am

That over used word Awesome is justified !
Among the more usual stuff of a mechanised army I'm amazed at the row of Cleveland or Buckeye trenchers (ditchers) and towed rippers but I haven't spotted any towed scrapers or graders, either towed or motor.


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Post #6 by Mrsmackpaul » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:39 am

modelman093 wrote:That over used word Awesome is justified !
Among the more usual stuff of a mechanised army I'm amazed at the row of Cleveland or Buckeye trenchers (ditchers) and towed rippers but I haven't spotted any towed scrapers or graders, either towed or motor.


About half way down the last page is photo dedicated to scrapers dunno what brand they are ?? IH or AC maybe

we need to get the photo's blown up about 6 feet x 8 feet then we could really dream LOL

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Post #7 by modelman093 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:15 am

Well spotted, I'd missed them, and a few frames on there are some motor graders.
Those that were around in the 1950s and 60s may remember the disposal sales held at Ruddington which were a great source of ex military kit but insignificant in size compared with that lot.
Chap that I worked for bought a job lot of 20 Austin Champs (Britain's over complicated attempt to build a Jeep). Of the twenty there were 6 or 8 that just needed a battery and some fuel, a few that needed a bit of fettling, some for spares and a couple that looked as though they had been air dropped without parachutes!

http://www.ruddington-history.org.uk/b2 ... 02from.htm


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