Muckleburgh Part Two: Armoured cars and artillery

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All photos are reduced files but can be clicked on for details.

As well as the heavy tanks, featured previously, the Muckleburgh Collection has an assortment of lighter armoured vehicles, and scout cars. They also have some artillery pieces, alongside tracked self-propelled guns, sometimes mistaken for tanks. The first photo above is of a British Saladin armoured car. It was in production from 1958-1972.

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An American M-8 Greyhound armoured car. This was used extensively during WW2

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A British Saracen armoured personnel carrier. This could carry nine soldiers, and was used all around the world, until comparatively recently.

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Russian lightly armoured open personnel carrier. This saw long-term use, including combat in Afghanistan.

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A fast Scout Car, used for reconnaissance.

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A US Army Alligator self-propelled gun. This was a tracked landing vehicle, used to support amphibious assaults.

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The famous German 88 MM FLAK Gun. Designed for anti-aircraft use, when adapted to field combat, it proved to be devastating to both Russian and Allied tanks.

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An American ‘Long Tom’ artillery weapon. This fired a 155 MM shell very long distances, up to fifteen miles away. It was used during WW2 and also during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

I hope that you enjoyed the second part in this series. The final post will feature rockets, light vehicles, and an aircraft too.

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19 thoughts on “Muckleburgh Part Two: Armoured cars and artillery

    1. That would be ideal for bad weather, Olga. Unfortunately, I am sure that they would also be very uncomfortable, as well as costly to run. If you do get one, I would like to come and ride in the turret!
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. As one of my sons, the one that was in the Air National Guard, would say “Cool Beans.” Indeed,your posts make me want to take the drive to Eugene Or to the Air and Space Museum there. Camera in hand, of course. Theo

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  2. Your photo documentaries are improving all the time, Pete! I’m happy you have found such pleasure in capturing all your small and big adventures and sharing them with us. Your genuine dedication is great and inspiring.
    Love to you from Norway. x

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