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Offline H2He4

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Portsmouth Aviation S.R.V 1
« on: March 03, 2018, 09:11:22 am »
Does any body have any information on this vehicle that appeared on ebay?
Searching the web has lead to no information at all.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/S-R-V-1-Ex-MOD-4x4x4-rover-v8/142701246185?hash=item2139a836e9:g:DYAAAOSw0BNakakS

(added) Just meant to ask, what was it intended for?
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 09:19:24 am by H2He4 »

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Re: Portsmouth Aviation S.R.V 1
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 11:02:40 am »
That might be the Suspension Research Vehicle that is mentioned in The Tank Factory.
If so, it was to investigate active suspension, but according to the book it used a CVR(T) hull. It used Citroen two-stage gas springs to control hull pitch and heave. This was followed by a semi-active system developed by Lucas.

Does that look like a Scorpion hull?

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Re: Portsmouth Aviation S.R.V 1
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 12:31:40 pm »
Definitely not the Scorpion-derived one.  The Tank Factory has a picture and it's a tracked vehicle.

Not much more, but this thread has a different picture and a post by someone who says they worked on it.

http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/10825-anyone-happen-to-own-srv-1-the-cricket/

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Re: Portsmouth Aviation S.R.V 1
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2018, 02:41:46 am »
I can't think of anything that fits the 1971-74 timeframe, its a long time after projects like TV.1000 and CVR(W).
Maybe something for deep wading?


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Re: Portsmouth Aviation S.R.V 1
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 02:55:27 pm »
Thanks guys, for the info. It enabled me to discover this picture, which appears to be of the vehicle.

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Re: Portsmouth Aviation S.R.V 1
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 04:06:05 am »
Definitely not the Scorpion-derived one.  The Tank Factory has a picture and it's a tracked vehicle.

Not much more, but this thread has a different picture and a post by someone who says they worked on it.

http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/10825-anyone-happen-to-own-srv-1-the-cricket/

According to a recent (May) post on the above thread, it changed hands again on ebay earlier this year.
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