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 Post subject: Buffalo
PostPosted: Tue 25 Jul 2006 22:13 pm 
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Some detail shots of the LVT Buffalo at Bovington
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this shot is of the tail end of the loading ramp, lots of tubular steel used in the construction of this giant amphibian.
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the hemispheres on the front crew hatches always puzzled me, this one seems to have rusted right through, so they are quite thin metal.
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the rear cargo bay area is obscured by a weasel jammed in the Murder hole, I could only get limited access to this area.
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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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seeing images of this massive craft doesn't give you an impression of size, standing next to this beast is very impressive. I'm keen now to get the Airfix kit of this.
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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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Dusty Dave:488971 wrote:
the hemispheres on the front crew hatches always puzzled me, this one seems to have rusted right through, so they are quite thin metal.

I think they were perspex. Would that make sense?

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like a navigators astrodome on a Bomber, yes I guess it makes sense in a watergoing vehicle, especially with the Rhine being so wide and the waves being so high. These examples look like they've been painted over at some time, or maybe the persepex has delaminated over the years, despite being indoors at Bovy.
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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: Buffalo
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My understanding is that the Perspex domes were a post-War addition. I could well be wrong but I haven't seen any photographs of WW2 LVTs with domes.

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Rear of LVT 4 showing the fitting missing from the Airfix kit:

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