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Offline STDDIVER

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Identity required
« on: May 04, 2016, 01:14:36 PM »
Recently near Mildura Vic the following was located below high river water level, due to the drought, and recovered.  The frame is in remarkably good condition. Tyres reflect the age.     If anyone is interested, the platform is obtainable and I will happily pass on details to the owner so you can deal direct.  The unit was saved from the oxy torch and becoming a log splitter. (only by a few minutes!)

All information gratefully received - Hope the pictures work out....

« Last Edit: May 04, 2016, 01:16:45 PM by STDDIVER »

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Re: Identity required
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 05:49:25 PM »
Looks to me to be the base for the QF 3.7 inch

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_3.7-inch_AA_gun    pic of aussies using it down near the bottom

same chassis, but a yank bun on top: in the middle 6 rows down,  note the stepped down axles
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/museum-collection-military-army.html

I'd love to have it,   if i had something to put back on it :P
So many Landy's, None going :(

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Re: Identity required
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 06:04:51 PM »
Zooming into that plate, I can make out "Vickers Armstrongs", "Equip MK II" "Pattern" "Rear Axle" "Reg No 4431"

Vickers Armstrongs seems to mostly have made tanks, but they also have a few anti-aircraft guns. Could this be a towable base for an anti-aircraft or anti-tank gun? The round ring in the centre sure looks like a swivel base.

Whatever it is, it's sure built solidly.

(Edit) Beaten to it.  I type too slowly. :)
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Re: Identity required
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2016, 08:08:12 PM »
It's definately a 3.7 inch Anit Aircraft gun carriage (it says so on the data plate) and well worth saving...

I had a barrel for one given to me years ago but but the time I had arranged transport it had gone to scrap unfortunately.

It's too far away for me but I'm sure someone will want it and I hope it finds a good home.

Cheers

Phill

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Re: Identity required
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2016, 01:11:50 PM »
Thanks everyone for the information - the unit is available and probably cheap.  Let me know if more pictures would be helpful.


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Re: Identity required
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2016, 10:31:09 PM »
Did this go to a good home?

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Re: Identity required
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 02:42:31 PM »
Hi Greg, as far as I know it is in a side yard, patiently waiting ... :(