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 Post subject: M3 Grant Tank
PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007 12:21 pm 
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Montgomery seems to have used more than one Grant as a command tank, but both of them were called Monty.

The IWM tank is a diesel-engined one, and is probably this one

http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/NA_019106.jpg

Earlier on he definitely had a petrol-engined one, which is probably this one, though you can't tell the engine type from the front

http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/media/images/Photographs/Image/E_018982.jpg

Suppose when you're an army commander, you can have as many as you like :D

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 Post subject: M3 Grant/Lee
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Post all of your M3 Grant and Lee pictures and information/links here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M3_Lee

http://www.battletanks.com/new_page_14.htm

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reference/armour/m3grant/m3grant.htm

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&u=http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/M3_Grant&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=10&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dm3%2Bgrant%26hl%3Den

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFQoiR6rj7E


http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/academy/acd13206.htm

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Like this?

http://danielcesar.fotopic.net/c767145.html

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As these are references, I'll move the thread to the Reference Section  :idea:

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This old girl will need a few tubes of Humbrol  filler before returning to the fray :wink:

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A couple of pictures of the I mperial War Museum Grant, taken on the JBO :D The first is a lttle blurred, I was probably still shaking from the cold outside :wink:  One of the other Jolly Boys is bound to have a better picture.

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And some interior shots of the same tank

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PS isn't there a Grant ref. section already :?  :shock:  :scratch:


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I have the Airfix book on Lee / Grant by the way.

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Could you put some scans of it up?

Shame they didn't make the IWM M3 drivable

Stu - way ahead of you!

http://hmvf.co.uk/forumvb/showthread.php?t=8270

What a lovely piece of kit I ahve been amassing photographs of it for about 2 years and collecting all the info I can!

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some views of the Grant at the Tank Museum Bovington
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some Grant interior views
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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the previous view is the floor of the sponson seen through the hull hatch on the left side, Then a view through the right hatch of the 37mm turret basket, then two views through the left hatch again.
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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the red facia in the shot above is part of the co2 gas buildup warning system in the air con unit, the following two pictures of the interior over the breech of the 75mm and through the 37mm turret to the drivers seat. Both taken from the hull side hatches of the Bovington Grant.
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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Grant Bogie with the earlier type return roller mounted on top of the unit, unlike the M4 Sherman type, mounted trailing.
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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and two General Views of the Bovington Grant.
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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during my latest visit to Bovington I noticed that the museum had rotated the 37mm turret around, so you could see into the turret basket from the port side hatch, so, a few more interior shots.
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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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 Post subject: Re: M3 Grant Tank
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These photographs show an ex-Australian Army M3 Grant that lives in the northwestern Victorian town of Murrayville. Australian Army M3s were fitted with M4 bogies post-WW2. They were also fitted with an armour plate over the transmission cover that superficially resembled the M4 on piece transmission cover. This example doesn't have the extra armour but it may have been removed after disposal. M3s, M3 Stuarts and Matildas were purchased by farmers as heavy duty tractors used for clearing native vegetation. Their weight was reduced by removing turrets, hull plates, etc, to improve fuel consumption. This M3 is unusual in that it retains part of the 75mm gun.
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 Post subject: Re: M3 Grant Tank
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I had another opportunity to visit Murrayville and was able to take more photographs of the ex-Australian Army M3 Grant pictured above, and four others that are somewhat less complete.

The more complete Grant has been moved since my last visit, and now has a Staghound turret sitting on top of the hull.

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Note the different roadwheels:

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This is what is left of the 75mm breech:

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And this is what is left of the barrel:

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The following shots show the stripped interior and engine bay:

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Engine:

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Another type of roadwheel:

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Sprockets:

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Ammunition rack:

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Another view of a Grant interior and engine bay:

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Petrol and oil filler caps:

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Transmission:

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Steering levers (Note how the armour plate has been cut out in circular or oval shapes. This was done by the new owners to reduce weight while retaining structural integrity.)

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One feature I should point out is the earlier pattern skid plate fitted to the M4 bogies. All four Grants at Murrayville have these skid plates.

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 Post subject: Re: M3 Grant Tank
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Monty's Grant Tank is now at the IMW at Duxford:

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It now resides where Monty's Humber used to be, and Monty's Humber will be moving to London after it's been refurbished in colours used in Tunisia.

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 Post subject: Re: M3 Grant Tank
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great pictures Correcon, I bet that is the only Grant in the world not to have been cut about

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check bomb door circuits 1 through 4. err, Bomb door circuits, negative function.
switch in backup circuits. Roger, backup circuits switched in, still negative function.
Engage emergency power. Emergency Power engaged, still negative function.
Fire the Explosive bolts.....


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