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This particular example was used by General Sir Brian Horrocks, one of the British commanders of XXX Corps during Operation Market Garden
Aldershot Military Museum, Hampshire, England, May 2007

This Marder III Ausf-H is run by the 21st Panzer Division re-enactment group ans is depicted in the desert colours of the Afrika Korps of 1943. It was armed with a 75mm PaK 40/3 anti-tank gun and a Czech 7.92 MG37 machine-gun in the front hull. The ...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

Aldershot Military Museum, Hampshire, England, May 2007

Aldershot Military Museum, Hampshire, England, May 2007

Protected by aluminium armour and mounting a 76mm main gun.
Aldershot Military Museum, Hampshire, England, May 2007

These images show a 25 pounder gun with it's tractor, the Morris C8 Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) known as the Quad in WW2 colours. The Morris Quad was based on a pre-war 4x4 and continued inservice along with the 25lbr through the Second World War a...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

This LCVP (Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel), from 17 Royal Logistics Corps Port and Maritime Regiment can transport a platoon of Soldiers or, as in this case, a Landrover and trailer and deliver them to a landing beach via the bow ramp.
Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, July 2003

The Churchill was designed before the war and early, unreliable versions were rushed into service, proving disastrous. Between 1942 and 46 however they were improved and were used as heavy infantry support tanks in North Africa and Italy, then later ...
Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

This particular example was produced in 1918 and belonged to B Company, 4th Battalion Royal Tank Corps. It was armed with a 6lb'er gun on either side and four .303 inch Hotchkiss machine guns. It is similar to the type used in the battle of Cambrai, ...
Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

An image of a Fox Combat Vehicle, Reconnaissance (Wheeled) or CVR(W) formerly in service with the Queens Own Yeomanry, a British Territorial Army or volunteer regiment but now serving as a gate guardian. It was equipped with a 30mm Rarden gun in it's...
Yorkshire Squadron, The Queens Own Yeomanry, Fulford Barracks, York. Feb' 2004

An image of a Fox Combat Vehicle, Reconnaissance (Wheeled) or CVR(W) formerly in service with the Queens Own Yeomanry, a British Territorial Army or volunteer regiment but now serving as a gate guardian. It was equipped with a 30mm Rarden gun in it's...
Yorkshire Squadron, The Queens Own Yeomanry, Fulford Barracks, York. Feb' 2004

Aldershot Military Museum, Hampshire, England, May 2007

The classic British 4x4 of the 1970s with Sankey trailor
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

The classic British 4x4 of the 1970s with Sankey trailor
History at Murton 3 - Murton Park, York, England. April 2009

This 6 wheel drive armoured car was produced by Alvis Ltd during the 1960's and served with British forces into the 1970's. It had a top speed of 45mph (72km/h) but had good cross-country performance from it 6 wheel design and could function capably ...
Yorkshire Squadron, The Queens Own Yeomanry, Fulford Barracks, York. Feb' 2004

This 6 wheel drive armoured car was produced by Alvis Ltd during the 1960's and served with British forces into the 1970's. It had a top speed of 45mph (72km/h) but had good cross-country performance from it 6 wheel design and could function capably ...
Yorkshire Squadron, The Queens Own Yeomanry, Fulford Barracks, York. Feb' 2004

Built on the same basic chassis as the Saladin Armoured Car (see entry), this 6 wheel drive APC was designed in 1952 and has served with the British army until the 1990's, latterly in an urban role in Northern Ireland, and with many other countries u...
Yorkshire Squadron, The Queens Own Yeomanry, Fulford Barracks, York. Feb' 2004

Built on the same basic chassis as the Saladin Armoured Car (see entry), this 6 wheel drive APC was designed in 1952 and has served with the British army until the 1990's, latterly in an urban role in Northern Ireland, and with many other countries u...
Yorkshire Squadron, The Queens Own Yeomanry, Fulford Barracks, York. Feb' 2004

The current vehicle used by the Queens Own Yeomanry, although this particular vehicle is on loan from the Guards, the Scimitar is a variant of the Scorpion class of Combat Vehicle, Reconaissance (Tracked) mounting a 30mm Rarden Cannon for defence rat...
Yorkshire Squadron, The Queens Own Yeomanry, Fulford Barracks, York. Feb' 2004

A close-up view of the turret of the Scimitar (see other entry for details) showing the targeting equipment and smoke grenade launchers, as well as the exhaust for the new Cummins powerplant and the side stowage containers just above the tracks.
Yorkshire Squadron, The Queens Own Yeomanry, Fulford Barracks, York. Feb' 2004

This head-on view of the British Scorpion light tank or Combat Vehicle, Reconnaissance (Tracked) shows clearly it's sloped aluminium armour and 76mm main gun. It has a crew of 3 and with it's original Jaguar engine could reach 55mph.
The Muckleburgh Collection, Norfolk, England, Summer 2003.

A new vehicle entering service with the British Army as a patrol vehicle and convoy escort. It has better armour and protection than a snatch landrover but is more manouverable and less intimidating than a tracked APC. The photographer was also told ...
Army in Yorkshire event, Imphal Barracks, York, UK. July 2008

Aldershot Military Museum, Hampshire, England, May 2007

The wreckage of two US Bradley AFV's of the 2nd Armoured Cavalry Regiment, knocked out during operation Desert Storm, in the 1st Coalition's war against Iraq to liberate Kuwait.
The Iraq/Kuwait desert, 1991

Awaiting further details.
Midlands Aircraft Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton,England. March '07 & March '08

A lovely example of the Mark 2 Ferret displayed at the Imphal open day. Used in the 1960's, this one mounts a .30 calibre Browning MG.
Army in Yorkshire event, Imphal Barracks, York, UK. July 2008

The Foden based Improved Medium Mobility Load Carrier mounting the Cobra radar array as used by the British Army for counter battery artillery location.
Army in Yorkshire event, Imphal Barracks, York, UK. July 2008

An AMX 10 Light Tank of the French Foreign Legion, probably the 1st REC, as part of the Coalition forces against the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Note that this useful item of light armour is wheeled, rather than tracked for speed and durability on roa...
Iraqi/Kuwait desert, 1991

An AMX 30, crewed by French Foreign Legionaires showing the human side of war. Even in war, kit and equipment needs to be maintained, and gun barrels can double as good clothes lines. It is armed with a French-made 105mm main gun, and a 20mm GIAT can...
Iraqi/Kuwait desert, 1991

The GAZ 46 was inspired by US amphibious vehicles supplied to Russia during the War, but entered service in the 1950's an has been used by many easter-bloc allied forces since. It could carry up to 5 people, and due to it's steeply raked front and re...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

This tank destroyer from 1943 was based on a Pzkpfw 5 Panther chassis and mounted a powerful 88mm anti-tank gun, the equal of almost all allied armour during the war. This particular example was knocked out in Belgium in 1944.
Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

A pair of vehicles maintained by the 21st Panzer Division re-enactment group. The first is a representation of a KS750 Zundapp Motorbike and side car mounting an MG 34 light machine gun in the sidecar. Zundapp produced around 18,000 of these agile, p...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

The Royal Artillery's main long range weapon system capable of launching 12 guided rockets, each delivering a 200lb warhead up to 300 miles range.
Army in Yorkshire event, Imphal Barracks, York, UK. July 2008

This halftrack produced during the war under the lend-lease agreement could carry 3 crew and a section of 10 infantrymen with a reasonable firepower. It has a .50 caliber machine gun on a ring mount above the crew compartment (unfortunately covered w...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

An excellent example of the 'Pink Panther' style Land Rover as used by the SAS for desert reconnaissance and special operations. The superstructure has been pared to the bone, then covered in equipment! The close-ups show the sort of kit carried, ...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

The army's current 'workhorse' 4 ton truck.
Army in Yorkshire event, Imphal Barracks, York, UK. July 2008

Developed during WW2 as a replacement for the out-gunned Stuart Light Tanks, it was designed ito carry a heavier 75mm gun to take on the German armour. Although it actually saw little service other than the the later stages of the war in NW Europe, i...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

This British version of an American tank was used in the North African desert campaigns of 1941 and fought at El Alamein. It was originally armed with a 75mm gun in the hull, and a 37mm gun in the turret which gave it a fighting chance against the Ge...
Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

Between 1942 and 1946, 40,000 of these important tanks were built, pouring much-needed Allied armour into the push against the previously indestructable German Panzers. This one is in the colours of the British Guards Armoured Division and was armed ...
Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

An unusual 6 wheel drive, roll-articulated vehicle designed in the US in the 1970's as an all-terrain transport. It is fully amphibious, and the joint in the middle allows the front and rear halves to pitch and roll up to around 40 degrees from each ...
The Muckleburgh Collection, Norfolk, England, Summer 2003.

A good shot of a specialist mine clearance tank of the 2nd Armoured Cavalry Rgt. Taken after the Battle of 73rd Easting, some slight damage to the barrel shroud can be seen which was the result of a direct hit by a mortar round. The officer in the de...
Iraqi desert, 1991

The Morris 6x4 Tractor was brought into service in the 1930's to tow heavy field guns like the 25 pounder but was not as manouverable as the later Morris Quad which replaced it. Many CDSW's were left on the beaches at Dunkirk after the evacuation and...
The Wheels and Wings 2006 event, Yorkshire Air Museum, York, UK. May 2006.

Widely thought the be the best tank of the war, the T34 was designed in 1939 but first appeared in battle in June 1941. By the end of the war 40,000 had been produced and it continued to serve in various armed forces from 1943 right up to 1985. This ...
Imperial War Museum, London, England. October 2003.

Aldershot Military Museum, Hampshire, England, May 2007

These images are of a rare Swiss tank dating from the 1970's. Up to the 1950's, Switzerland relied on imported tanks to furnish their army, but the Federal Engineering Works were commissioned to design on of their own and the 61 is the result. Mounti...
The Muckleburgh Collection, Norfolk, England, Summer 2003.

Shown in it's later, Northern Ireland configuration including 'bull-bars' at the front for clearing barricades and smoke grenade launchers.
Aldershot Military Museum, Hampshire, England, May 2007

Developed to replace the Humber Pig, for use in Northern Ireland it is a standard Land Rover fitted with a VPK or Vehicle Protection Kit to provide protection against petrol bombs, small arms and nail bombs.
Aldershot Military Museum, Hampshire, England, May 2007

Two images of armoured vehicles loaded aboard their transporters being moved into positions prior to attacking Iraqi defences during operation Desert Storm.
Saudi Arabia, The First Gulf War, 1991

These two images show the American Bradley AFV as used by the 2nd Armoured Cavalry and other units in the First Gulf War. The first image shows Iraqi prisoners stepping down from a Bradley having been given a 'lift' into captivity after surrendering....
Iraqi Desert, Operation Desert Storm, 1991

An M113 APC of 2nd Armoued Cavalry carrying a heavy mortar section, 'Ghost Troop'. The M113 has proved the US's most adaptable and longest lasting APC having been converted into many different versions, and been in service since the Vietnam War.
Operation Desert Storm, Iraqi desert, 1991

The wreck of an Iraqi T72 tank following the US left flanking attack into the Iraqi desert to surround and destroy Sadaam Hussein's Republican Guard units. The detail shows the damage caused by the depleted uranium tipped APFSDS (Sabot) rounds fired ...
Iraqi desert, 1991