LOADING VEHICLES ON THE LST 325

LOADING VEHICLES ON THE LST 325

Joined: February 16th, 2007, 3:23 am

July 9th, 2009, 8:03 pm #1

WE ARE RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IN THE MAIL SO HURRY AND MAKE YOURS SO YOU DON'T MISS OUT ON A GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!!!

LST 325 and MV's

What: Loading Military Vehicles on the LST 325
When: August 9, 2009
Where: Evansville, Indiana

The LST 325 and crewmembers invite all military vehicle owners to participate in a once in a lifetime offer. The opportunity to load your rubber tired/tracked military vehicle on the tank deck of this historic vessel. This is one of the Landing Ship Tanks (LST) that was on the beach of Normandy on D-Day. The plan, weather permiting (ie river levels, rain) and enough interest (minium of 100 vehicles preregistered), is to beach the LST on the Ohio river and allow MV's to be loaded and unloaded for a photographic opportunity. Applications can be found at the following linhttp://rivercitythunderboltmvcc.com/MVPAdocs.aspx


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Joined: December 22nd, 2008, 3:07 pm

July 9th, 2009, 9:07 pm #2

That sounds like an exceptional venture that would add realism to our imaginations of what it must have been like. I for one don't want to miss the sights, sounds and smells of a beach landing and the disgourging of WWII vehicles, Way Cool. Thanks Tammy!
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

July 9th, 2009, 10:37 pm #3

WAY COOL... and possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity... DON'T MISS IT!
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Joined: September 20th, 2006, 1:23 pm

July 10th, 2009, 4:14 am #4

That sounds like an exceptional venture that would add realism to our imaginations of what it must have been like. I for one don't want to miss the sights, sounds and smells of a beach landing and the disgourging of WWII vehicles, Way Cool. Thanks Tammy!
I found the ultimate military clown car for you!!!

<img alt="militaryclowncar2.jpg" src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1247199119.JPG"> 
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Joined: December 22nd, 2008, 3:07 pm

July 10th, 2009, 3:51 pm #5

Wow, it was love at first sight. What is it, how much and where can I get one like it?. I could hang out with The Adams Family and Friends. Can you image me parading down the street, streaming water out the guns, (You heard it here first Boys & Girls) I bet we could get 50 clowns in there. What a sight! Gotta get one!
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Joined: September 20th, 2006, 1:23 pm

July 11th, 2009, 1:57 am #6


That looks like a German MG 30 machine gun in the clown car.

<img alt="mg30t.jpg" src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1247276540.JPG"> 

You'll have to requisition 7.92 mm water ammo to fire from it. I was wondering if you could shoot 7.92 mm silly string also? It also looks like you could mount about a half a dozen confetti mortars on it. Do you think you could fit 51 clowns in it? I would like to come along to! Don't forget to sign up to load it onto the LST325 in August!

You can see the Ultimate Clown Car at http://www.areyouoneoftheseen.com/index/?p=122 
Last edited by BobLST905 on July 11th, 2009, 4:19 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 10:55 pm

July 11th, 2009, 11:07 am #7

Bob that is a BREN gun being it is a RAF vehicle. Joey the vehicle looks like a short wheel base Land Rover with armor. Maybe Chappie can help us on this.
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Joined: September 20th, 2006, 1:23 pm

July 11th, 2009, 2:36 pm #8


At close inspection it still looks like a MG30. The RAF probably took it from a German clown p<span>risoner. Maybe Chappie can verify how many German clowns were captured in the car! The camoflage paint job looks like a German circus pattern. I think the RAF must have captured it and put their insignia on it.</span>

<span><img alt="militaryclowncar2.jpg" src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1247199119.JPG"> </span>
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 10:55 pm

July 11th, 2009, 7:07 pm #9

Bob that is a BREN gun being it is a RAF vehicle. Joey the vehicle looks like a short wheel base Land Rover with armor. Maybe Chappie can help us on this.
tells me that the MG 30 feeds from the left and is recoil operated. The weapon on the A/C has a GAS tube and feeds from the top.
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Joined: September 20th, 2006, 1:23 pm

July 12th, 2009, 2:47 am #10


My source is the 2 pictures in the previous posts. If you compare the machine gun in the car (visually) with the picture of a MG30 (visually) that I retrieved from the internet. you will see that they look identical.

<img alt="mg30t.jpg" src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1247276540.JPG"> <img alt="militaryclowncar2.jpg" src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1247199119.JPG"> 

If it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck and quacks like a duck.......IT MUST BE A DUCK.

nuf said.
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