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  • #31
    side by side

    here is the landsverk and layland side by side taking in the curragh 1941
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    • #32
      Originally posted by railwaylad View Post
      here is the landsverk and layland side by side taking in the curragh 1941
      Great photo railwaylad thanks for that.

      They belong to the 1st Armoured Car Squadron.
      It had the 8 Landsverks and the 4 Leylands. It later got the 5 Irish built Dodges.

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      • #33
        always give the landsverk a good look over when im in the transport museum in howth i even got a look at the layland armoured car one time.i have no photo of any of the dodge a/c if ever someone come's across one i'd love a copy.

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        • #34
          x irish landsverk......

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcXgZl9SljA

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38wVK...eature=related

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          • #35
            Other unusual AFVs

            Some prototype mods to Timoneys and M3s as demo'd at the 1st Browning instructors course back in the 80's
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            “The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.”
            ― Thucydides

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            • #36
              New on Tank Chats. Any truth in the IRA story?


              Flamingo
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              Last edited by Flamingo; 9 April 2020, 14:37.
              'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
              'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
              Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
              He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
              http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Flamingo View Post
                New on Tank Chats. Any truth in the IRA story?


                Very much doubt it

                Never heard of anything like that happening

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                • #38
                  He may have misheard a common story.
                  No CIT carried out by the army was ever attacked by PIRA. However many Garda only escorts were attacked. The vehicle used by the army for the CIT was irellevant, though it is possible that at one time these vehicles were a part of certain convoys, and you know how chinese whispers work etc.
                  For now, everything hangs on the CoDF report, which is published, but after discussion with parties in government will probably commence being implemented in May or June.

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                  • #39
                    The ironic thing about fitting the 20mm cannon to the cars and getting them to fire correctly was that the Swedish and French armies had vehicles fitted with 20mm Hispanos from their scrapped Vampires (or equivalent) and they worked just fine.A pity our lads didnt think of asking them for help.

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                    • #40
                      We did that too. Not sure which car.
                      For now, everything hangs on the CoDF report, which is published, but after discussion with parties in government will probably commence being implemented in May or June.

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                      • #41
                        Didn't the Landsverks have 20mm Madsens?
                        Were they replaced with the Hispano's?

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Herald View Post
                          Didn't the Landsverks have 20mm Madsens?
                          Were they replaced with the Hispano's?
                          According to Ralph Riccio's book five of the original L 180 Landsverks were fitted with the ex Air Corps Hispanos in 1974. None of the Leylands seem to have been similarly modified.
                          “The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.”
                          ― Thucydides

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                          • #43
                            Our own Tank God did do a good video history a few years ago:
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oarLQY6VJzs

                            Can't wait until he gets to do a series from the collection in the Curragh

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by EUFighter View Post
                              Our own Tank God did do a good video history a few years ago:
                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oarLQY6VJzs

                              Can't wait until he gets to do a series from the collection in the Curragh
                              Yes, could someone please pull a few strings and let him in there for a week or two?
                              'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
                              'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
                              Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
                              He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
                              http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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                              • #45
                                I've watched more of Nick Moran's videos in the last three weeks than in the preceding 3 years. As an aside it's rather remarkable that we have two such well known AFV publicists (can't think of a better term - I can't really describe The Chieftain as a historian whereas Doyle definitely is) in Hilary Doyle and Nick Moran given that we have no armour industry, no armoured capability worth speaking of and no history of armoured warfare.

                                If anyone hasn't seen the episode of Combat Dealers where they bring in Hilary to identify the origins of a Panther then do so - they're repeated all the time on various Discovery channels. (Spoiler alert - he does so by identifying the pattern of zimmerit applied to the side armour)
                                “The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.”
                                ― Thucydides

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