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Old 25-05-21, 19:26
Mike Cecil Mike Cecil is offline
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Interesting film, thanks for posting.

Ferret Mk.1 & 2, White M3A1 Scout Car, Saracen ACV, Centurion Mk.5, some with A type and others with B type barrels; some with side plates, others without, all running around a flogged-out Puckapunyal Military Training Area. This has to date from the mid-1950s as the tanks are not yet fitted with the mounting for the crew commander's .30 cal, and are still equipped with No.19 sets. Other interesting aspects are the uniforms: some in khaki working dress, some in black tanks suits - even one guy in a cold weather oversuit.

The side arm looks like a Smith and Wesson Model 10 in .380-200, and the infantry are carrying a 9mm Owen Machine Carbine, a .303 Bren gun, and .303 SMLE rifles, so pre-dates the introduction of the L1A1 SLR.

I even recognise some of the faces!!

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