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Mystery Gun tractor 1937
« on: August 21, 2019, 22:10:46 »
In one of the pictures you can just see the rear end of a tracked vehicle, either a half-track or full. I don't think it's a UC as the back does not look correct, any ideas?

https://www.vancouvergunners.ca/1937.html

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Re: Mystery Gun tractor 1937
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 22:44:11 »
T\Do you think it might be a Carden Loyd? Matbe they adaptwd them for  artillery use

http://silverhawkauthor.com/ironsides-canadian-armoured-fighting-vehicle-museums-and-monuments_268.html

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In 1937, Canada purchased the Light Dragon Mk III, another member of the Carden Loyd AFV family, for use as an artillery tractor.  The Light Dragon was similar in appearance to the Universal Carrier, which Canada opted to produce instead.
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Re: Mystery Gun tractor 1937
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 22:52:20 »
Creeping about Google - looks like a Marmon-Herrington: photo halfway down this page shows one at Shilo; rear wheel looks about right, and has the same backrests along the side.

http://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2016/06/ford-marmon-herrington-half-track-1936.html

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Re: Mystery Gun tractor 1937
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 22:56:41 »
You might find this site interesting.

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Artillery preserved in the province of British Columbia, Vancouver

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Re: Mystery Gun tractor 1937
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 22:59:10 »
Creeping about Google - looks like a Marmon-Herrington: photo halfway down this page shows one at Shilo; rear wheel looks about right, and has the same backrests along the side.

http://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2016/06/ford-marmon-herrington-half-track-1936.html

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Re: Mystery Gun tractor 1937
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 12:23:02 »
I think you are bang on, good eye!!
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Re: Mystery Gun tractor 1937
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2019, 17:45:20 »
Just to be that guy....in one of the pics two guys in underwear? Shorts?  And over in another thread....pages and pages of talk about rolling up sleeves today. How did they fire those guns.  :whistle:


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Re: Mystery Gun tractor 1937
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2019, 16:16:38 »
Great information on this site keep up the good work
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