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

Random Images From Collection
Combat Engineer Tractor (CET)(22 FD 43)
Combat Engineer Tractor (CET)(22 FD
AEC 0870 Militant Mk3 10Ton Recovery (Q 915 DSA)(Copyright ERF Mania)
AEC 0870 Militant Mk3 10Ton Recover
Eastern Front Collection 237
Eastern Front Collection 237
Willys MB/Ford GPW Jeep (PBH 178)
Willys MB/Ford GPW Jeep (PBH 178)
Scammell SV1T Breakdown (CSU 821)
Scammell SV1T Breakdown (CSU 821)
Thornycroft Antar 60Ton Tractor (WHG 563 V)
Thornycroft Antar 60Ton Tractor (WH
Normandy 1944 Collection 746
Normandy 1944 Collection 746
Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (81 KH 90)
Leyland Daf 8x8 Drops (81 KH 90)
Foden 6x6 Heavy Recovery (34 KE 54)
Foden 6x6 Heavy Recovery (34 KE 54)
Seddon Atkinson 17.38 TC Strato Tractor (17 KL 36)(Copyright of Colin Martin)
Seddon Atkinson 17.38 TC Strato Tra
GMC 353 CCKW 6x6 (JDV 49)
GMC 353 CCKW 6x6 (JDV 49)
Eastern Front Collection 845
Eastern Front Collection 845
Kaiser Jeep M715 Cargo (US Junk Yard) 2
Kaiser Jeep M715 Cargo (US Junk Yar
US 3 Army
US 3 Army
Austin Champ (OOM 493 G)
Austin Champ (OOM 493 G)
Normandy 1944 Collection 159
Normandy 1944 Collection 159
Original German WW2 Studio Photo 24
Original German WW2 Studio Photo 24
Land Rover 101 GS (65 FL 09) Rear Shot
Land Rover 101 GS (65 FL 09) Rear S
Eastern Front Collection 79
Eastern Front Collection 79
Wartime in the Vale 2010, Daimler Dingo Scout Car (682 XUR)
Wartime in the Vale 2010, Daimler D