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Re: Strathcona historic troop vehicle

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  • killick64
    Thanks for that info! That reminds me of the T-34 that the Israelis reportedly dug out of a Bog in one of the Baltic States....That Tank also didn t take much
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      Thanks for that info! That reminds me of the T-34 that the Israelis
      reportedly dug out of a Bog in one of the Baltic States....That Tank
      also didn't take much to "Re-Start". Seems those Diesels can be left
      for long periods of time and still run....!





      --- In G104@yahoogroups.com, Terry Warner <terry.warner@...> wrote:
      >
      > Paul:
      >
      > Supposedly one of the Shermans that came from Cold Lake. Sometime
      in
      > the early-ish 1970's it was driven out into the Primrose Lake Air
      > Weapons Range, and set out as a hard target. Primrose is a huge
      > primitive piece of uninhabited airspace that was expropriated in
      the
      > 1950's. The air force has money for avgas and parts, but not a lot
      for
      > targets. There are air strips, alert pads, fake missile sites,
      > etc bulldozed into the boreal forest. Some gunnery ranges have big
      > bullseye target boards, but they are not there to collect 30mm
      holes.
      > The range has all kinds of telemetry equipment to measure aircraft
      > performance, and a recorded clean miss is still a mission that the
      air
      > crew can learn from. Other ranges around the country have been a
      > nuisance to decommission, so they don't drop much HE or
      incendiary.
      > And nothing that will start forest fires. Back to the tank story,
      it
      > was driven around the range a few times and eventually abandoned.
      > Supposedly when the tread-heads in Edmonton got wind of this old
      girl,
      > they put the tools, ether starting spray, new batteries and other
      bits
      > into the wreckers and went north to Cold Lake. With a very minimum
      of
      > effort, the tank was started, greased up and driven out to a flat
      bed
      > for shipping to Edmonton.
      >
      > Terry
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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