LVTP-5 on British Trials

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LVTP-5 on British Trials

Joined: April 5th, 2008, 6:54 pm

May 17th, 2012, 8:33 am #1

Hi All,

I try to build all of my models as used by the British Army if possible. I have just seen, in the latest issue of Classic Military Vehicle, a sepia photo of an LVTP-5 on evaluation trials in the UK. It is marked up with a British VRN, possibly ??DA01, and UK AOS marks etc. It appears to be painted white or sand. I have an LVPT-5 in my stash, so it screams out to be built as this British operated vehicle. If anyone could supply me with any further information (Location, year etc) I would be very grateful. Many Thanks, Dennis.
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Joined: January 19th, 2011, 7:01 am

May 17th, 2012, 9:22 am #2

Some bits of info in this thread :

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47209/th ... +Musketeer

HTH

H.P.
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Joined: April 5th, 2008, 6:54 pm

May 17th, 2012, 11:31 am #3

Thank you very much for the lead into the British LVTP5, it corrects my reading of the VRN, and on further study I agree that I was wrong initially. Close examination of the photo shows that the infantry debussing from the LVTP appear to be armed with the old No 4 Rifle, so this may mean that the photo predates the SLR. I have no definite idea as to when the SLR came into general usage, can anyone please enlighten me? Dennis
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Joined: January 19th, 2011, 7:01 am

May 17th, 2012, 9:52 pm #4

Looks like the L1A1 was adopted in 1954 :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L1A1_Self-Loading_Rifle

HTH

H.P.
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Joined: March 10th, 2005, 4:50 pm

May 18th, 2012, 1:28 pm #5

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May 18th, 2012, 8:34 pm #6

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Joined: April 5th, 2008, 6:54 pm

May 19th, 2012, 12:12 pm #7

Thank you for this Head-Up. I will now have to search through my stash and build the British version. The unit was located in south west England, but I am not sure where the photos were taken. Dennis
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Joined: September 25th, 2005, 5:59 am

May 20th, 2012, 3:54 pm #8

Whatever one's usual modeling passion, that DUKW is worthy of taking a break from the norm to build!

Anyone got 35th scale plans for a shark and the FS matches for the camo scheme? grinz
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