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#1 Chris Werb

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 0753 AM

I have no idea where this is, and the guys may have entered illegally, but I found this interesting and a little sad. I'd love to see the Yellow Fever FCS preserved as lots of L70 40mms have been, but no FCS that I'm aware of.

 

 


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#2 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 0421 AM

I remember spending most of an afternoon in about 1990 or so, driving around wantage trying to find a military scrapyard. We never found it, but I suppose its still there.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 2249 PM

I have recurring dreams about finding a yard like that, except in my dreams the vehicles aren't in as good a shape as seen in the video. 


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 2359 PM

Oh my... I'll watch all of it when I get home, but any chance this would be locatable on Google sattelite for more... Ummm... Documentation?


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 0250 AM

Anyone want a Harrier GR3? Once careful owner Guvnor, little old lady used to drive it to church every sunday.

 

http://desertedplace...predannack.html


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 0234 AM

I have no idea where this is, and the guys may have entered illegally, but I found this interesting and a little sad. I'd love to see the Yellow Fever FCS preserved as lots of L70 40mms have been, but no FCS that I'm aware of.

 

 

My guess this is a collectors backyard, or a movie company.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 0535 AM

I certainly hope the missiles visible at 1:12 are movie props or used for training! ;)


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 1440 PM

They're Rapiers.

 

Mounted in the Tracked Rapier launcher vehicle, originally for the Iranians but taken into BA service when the Shah had trouble getting home that one time.

 

Well, if they're real, they're rapiers. They're most likely to be drill rounds, completely inert.


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#9 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 1455 PM

Yeah, anything with writing like that on is usually inert.

Great toy, I'd love one of these. But where do you put it?
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#10 Chris Werb

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Posted 15 November 2019 - 1313 PM

Yeah, anything with writing like that on is usually inert.

Great toy, I'd love one of these. But where do you put it?

 

I could suggest somewhere, but it would make your eyes water :)

 

I had a girlfriend back in the 90s who.... Let's not go there.


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