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Old 08-10-19, 03:08
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Default Swords to Plough shares Grant or Lee tank

Work on the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electricity Scheme. June 1963.

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Sluicing equipment being assembled at Geehi Dam site, with old WWII tank used for transport ... June 1963 ... Thiess Bros Pty Ltd
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Old 08-10-19, 17:00
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Novel use for an M3 series Grant (flatter/lower profile turret with a bustle).

Nice find, Rick.

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Old 09-10-19, 00:11
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M3 Medium tank fitted with Staghound turret...
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Old 09-10-19, 02:19
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Novel use for an M3 series Grant (flatter/lower profile turret with a bustle).

Nice find, Rick.

Mike
Hi Mike, that's a Stag turret alright. There are photos around of a derelict Grant on a farm at Murrayville (Victoria) with one but no beams welded to the roof. I initially thought it might be the same tank but the derelict has M4 bogies. I wonder how well the turret rings interfaced? Obviously a similar diameter...
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Old 09-10-19, 03:54
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Thanks for spotting my error - never assume anything at first glance!!

Have to wonder why ...

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