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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
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    A World War II armored vehicle known as one of "Hobart's Funnies".

    What is this, and what was its purpose?

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    A Bobbin. It was a converted Churchill that unspooled a lane of canvas over the sand to provide better traction & mobility for follow on vehicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    A Bobbin. It was a converted Churchill that unspooled a lane of canvas over the sand to provide better traction & mobility for follow on vehicles.
    Yes, also known as a Churchill AVRE w/Bobbin, one of "Hobart's Funnies".

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobart%27s_Funnies
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armour...oyal_Engineers

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    Okay...this is obscure but I'll roll it out.

    What American Civil War campaign is tied to liquor and why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Okay...this is obscure but I'll roll it out.

    What American Civil War campaign is tied to liquor and why?
    Battle of Stones River, where despite the Confederates initially succeeding and having the upper hand, with Maj. Gen Benjamin F. Cheatham still being drunk from the night before, the battle ended up turning into a Confederate loss? The loss of this battle enabling Rosecrans and his Army of the Cumberland to go on to succeed in the Tullahoma Campaign?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    Battle of Stones River, where despite the Confederates initially succeeding and having the upper hand, with Maj. Gen Benjamin F. Cheatham still being drunk from the night before, the battle ended up turning into a Confederate loss? The loss of this battle enabling Rosecrans and his Army of the Cumberland to go on to succeed in the Tullahoma Campaign?

    Not what I was thinking of but I'll allow it.

    I was actually thinking of the Kentucky Campaign of 1862. If you follow the paths of the two armies, the Federal Army of the Cumberland and the Confederate Army of Tennessee, you will see they follow what is today the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky. Why? Because in the fall of 1862 Kentucky was in a drought and the armies moved spring to spring...the same springs which are used by bourbon distillers today. The penultimate battle, Perryville, was started when watering parties fought over the same watering holes in the dry Chaplin River & Doctor's Creek.

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    This must be the least hipsterish Vespa ever.



    What is this vehicle, and who was it used by?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    This must be the least hipsterish Vespa ever.

    What is this vehicle, and who was it used by?
    Certainly wouldn't fire it while mounted, Its a bazooka mounted on Vespa Not sure of the name but Was it the French army?
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    It is a Vespa 150 TAP.

    It was issued to French paratroop units. It's a US made M20 75mm Recoilless Rifle. It normally was fired from a tripod carried by the asst gunner/ammo bearer on another Vespa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    It is a Vespa 150 TAP.

    It was issued to French paratroop units. It's a US made M20 75mm Recoilless Rifle. It normally was fired from a tripod carried by the asst gunner/ammo bearer on another Vespa.
    Yup, you got it. Your question.
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    How about this one

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    Which army and whats its name?

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    I know it was a spigot AT gun that was made for the Home Guard right after Dunkirk. It lobbed a bomb similar to the PIAT. It was towed behind anything with a motor and tilted on it's wheels to fire. Those are the wheels at the top & bottom.

    I just can't remember what it's called.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    I know it was a spigot AT gun that was made for the Home Guard right after Dunkirk. It lobbed a bomb similar to the PIAT. It was towed behind anything with a motor and tilted on it's wheels to fire. Those are the wheels at the top & bottom.

    I just can't remember what it's called.
    Yep, Its a Smith Gun. The designer was either drunk or an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyr View Post
    Yep, Its a Smith Gun. The designer was either drunk or an idiot.

    Desperate times for the UK after the Fall of France.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyr View Post
    Yep, Its a Smith Gun. The designer was either drunk or an idiot.
    No doubt by the same people who gave us the STEN

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