NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2011

NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2011

Hello once again and welcome to British Army modern heavyweight week here on Miliblog. We’ve recently bought a batch of photos from Colin Martin, a well known photographer of all sorts of heavyweight transport on the Britsh roads. So we thought we’d celebrate these massive vehicles, which probably at first glance on the photos look quite tame.Look further into the photos and compare them against things around them and you’ll see they are pretty big ! Look at our first photo for example, with a Foden heavy recovery towing a broken down Duro and then look at the car following !

Foden 6x6 Heavy Recovery (33 KE 88)(Copyright of Colin Martin)

Foden

Colin took this shot of a whole load of Leyland Daf DROPS lorries parked up with loads of bottled water on board. Could this be a scene from the War and Peace Show in 2020 perhaps ?

Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (76 KH 86 + 88 KH 22)(Copyright of Colin Martin)

Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (76 KH 86 + 88 KH 22)(Copyright of Colin Martin)

Next we have a Seddon Atkinson unit complete with a King trailer in RAF markings. Note the logo on the cab door of an elephant carrying a load. Not sure what unit this belongs to though. Judging from the excavator being at the front of the trailer, this suggests there would have been another vehicle behind that has already been dropped off.

Seddon Atkinson 1738tc Strato Tractor (17 KL 18)(Copyright of Colin Martin)

Seddon Atkinson 1738tc

This next photo was taken at Cheltenham Racecourse, with the massive Oshkosh tanker dispensing fresh drinking water to campers. Can’t wait to see the neighbour’s faces if I bought one of these in an MoD disposal sale in a few years and it arrived in our front garden !

Oshkosh Close Support Tanker (DG 13 AB)(Copyright of Colin Martin)

Oshkosh Close Support Tanker (DG 13 AB)(Copyright of Colin Martin)

Lastly, another Oshkosh product, the gigantic HET (Heavy Equipment Transporter).  At 23 metres – that’s 75 feet – long, that’s a big beast to handle.

Oshkosh 1070F 8x8 HET + King GTS100 Trailer (18 KM 37)(Copyright of Colin Martin)

Oshkosh

So enjoy having a look around Miliblog. With all the different areas we have, I hope you find something you enjoy looking at.

Cheerio !

Simon

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