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    But back to lost armour in Oz. While I was there...

    But back to lost armour in Oz. While I was there the pommy RE's and RAustEngineers were clearing out the atomic bomb ranges in Maralingra(spelling?) and Christmas Island. The engineers had a huge...
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    The 432's were steel armour and it still cracked....

    The 432's were steel armour and it still cracked. The biggest killer was the shock loading to the suspension system that killed it
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    The RCT had DUKW's in Singapore in the late 60's...

    The RCT had DUKW's in Singapore in the late 60's they were so tatty that when some swam to Singapore from Blackang Mati island for a 'factory' rebuild they were found to be so rusty that they were...
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    Maybe BAR or Muffer can answer this. But...

    Maybe BAR or Muffer can answer this. But regarding putting bigger guns onto vehicles. There were trials to put the 81mm mortar into the back of the 432 (your M113 APC's) and all sorts of things...
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    In ther mid to late 60's a whole lot of our...

    In ther mid to late 60's a whole lot of our RNZEME recovery vehicles and other odds and sods were all WW2 CMP or Chevvy stuff. The light wreckers were single winch and jib while the big 6 wheel...
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