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Offline Abraham Gubler

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Re: Blue Water
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2014, 03:50:49 pm »
I wonder what prompted the change from a tracked TEL to the Bedford wheeled TEL.  Ease of movement around West Germany's excellent roads?

Cost and weight as well. Kerb weight of a FV421 was 9 tons and a Bedford MK only 5 tons.
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Re: Blue Water
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2014, 06:06:52 am »
I have a couple of questions on this excellent thread:
 
Was a Blue Water detachment ever proposed for the UK Strategic Reserve (3 Division)?
The US had Little John as a deployable SSM as well as Davy Crockett. Lance was also available in a trailer mounted version.
Blue Water seems quite a big missile system for a mobile force.
 
The tracked launcher picture would be very interesting.  The US deployed Pershing 1 on a tracked system but Sergeant was truck mounted (or was there also an M113 version)?
 
3 Division with Blue Water and PT428 tracked SAM would have been quite a force (After Suez a bit optimiistic to say the least).

Offline JFC Fuller

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Re: Blue Water
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2014, 06:48:53 am »
First the obvious, the abandonment of the FV420 series in favour of FV432 would have course put a stop to the idea. Secondly, I cant see a significant requirement for sustained manoeuvre across rough ground. The same sort of mobility afford to logistics elements and towed artillery would be more than adequate.

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Re: Blue Water
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Re: Blue Water
« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2017, 10:05:27 am »
The variant on the Alvis Stalwart would have been interesting, especially if PT 428 had ended up on the
same vehicle. They would have been equally useful in
BAOR and 3 Division.

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Re: Blue Water
« Reply #50 on: October 29, 2017, 02:50:56 am »
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