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Old 29-01-13, 18:28
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Default Scout car hit car or is it car hits scout car

I don't think the car owner likes Dingo any more. Having someone backing his car into my Dingo many years ago no harm was done, this look worse for the Dingo. MG TD is definitely written off I think.



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Old 29-01-13, 19:31
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Hi Peter,

Nice photo. It certainly must have hurt, on both sides I imagine.

Dingo is very odd looking with a welded roof top. Looks like there is a pedestal for a machine gun on top also. Do you know anything else about this photo?

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Old 30-01-13, 03:29
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looks like a head on,offset, collision more to do that much damage
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Old 30-01-13, 04:21
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Before seat belts that MG driver must gave been shook up.

But can you imagine the driver or crew of the Dingo bouncing around the interior like ping pong balls......OUCH !!!!!

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Old 30-01-13, 10:59
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I would say its in Malaya or similar.

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Old 30-01-13, 16:09
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The poor person in the car probably wound up in a cemetary. The people in the Dingo probably felt it too. I remember a friend in a Sunbeam Tiger who hit the back of a telephone truck in Pennsylvania and smashed his car pretty good.The truck stopped about a 1/4 mile down the road as they saw him in their mirror. All they felt in the truck was a little bump ,as if they went over a pothole
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Old 30-01-13, 18:48
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Looks like Malaya to me, too, judging from the roadside veg.

Ghurka Regiment markings on the Dingo. When did they serve in Malaya? Might provide a clue as to the date range for the image.

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Old 05-02-13, 21:58
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Hi guys

It is virtually certain the pic was indeed taken in Malaya. The Dingo has a common local modification to fit a turret on the top - due to bandits (sorry CTs) in high fire positions firing down into open topped Dingos. The crossed kukris sign on the Dingo indicates a Gurkha FORMATION, probably brigade, but the Royal Armoured Corps patch on the other side indicates an armoured unit which the Gurkhas didn't have. There were Gurkha formations in Malaya virtually non-stop from the end of the war until British withdrawal, so it would be difficult to work out a time line from that.

The C15TA behind the MG indicates a fairly early date, but the Scammell Explorer in the back ground shows it was not that early. Someone may be able to work out a date from those two!

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Old 05-02-13, 23:09
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Chris,

"The crossed kukris sign on the Dingo indicates a Gurkha FORMATION, probably brigade, but the Royal Armoured Corps patch on the other side indicates an armoured unit which the Gurkhas didn't have".

Yes, Formation sign: mea maxima culpa. However, this isn't the first time I've seen that Formation Sign on an AFV: one of the British Mk.5/1 Centurions imported to Australia from Hong Kong in 1971 (and not used subsequently by the RAAC) had that same Formation Sign, yet the Gurkhas had no armoured units. Perhaps the higher Formation had an armoured unit attached, hence the adoption of the Form sign along with the RAC Unit colour background (red/yellow diagonal) and Armoured Regiment sign (41)? That in itself may indicate a date-range if the OOB is known for the Malayan Emergency.

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Old 19-02-13, 05:37
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the MG is a TD made from 1950 to 53 so that gives a lower limit to the date range. My guess is mid 50s

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Old 03-03-13, 11:21
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Default Ford Lynce hits Lorry

This time it is more scary for the driver of the scout car, nearly lost his head, fast turtle behaviour is required. Ford Lynce hits lorry wauuw or is it auuuw!




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