Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    near Warragul, Victoria
    Posts
    3,478

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    131

    Default

    Ahh, what we could once do in Aus! Thanks MM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    N.W.Tasmania
    Posts
    1,252

    Default

    Thanks for posting this Simon, it makes for very interesting reading, and is a reminder of what this country could do if there was the political leadership and will.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    198

    Default

    Wen I was working at UNSW back in the 70s a student researched these tanks as his major project.
    The production photos are great. Thanks.
    He came up with photos of them test driving them and also test firing twin 25 lb guns at once to make sure the turret ring would be ok for the 17lb.
    There was two of these tanks and a hull at the tank museum in Melbourne.
    We went to the auction but the 40mm bofors was too expensive.
    I’ve a catalog somewhere with the prices.
    Don’t think the missus was too keen on it as a yard ornament anyway.
    When they flattened the Foundry out Bankstown way where these were cast, the old patterns were just buried.
    H.
    Jimcracks for the rich and/or wealthy. (aka GKB '88)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    near Warragul, Victoria
    Posts
    3,478

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Southern Highlands NSW
    Posts
    1,631

    Default

    The Australian cast steel tank never saw real action, but I think did appear in a movie.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    near Warragul, Victoria
    Posts
    3,478

    Default yes

    Quote Originally Posted by nadroj View Post
    The Australian cast steel tank never saw real action, but I think did appear in a movie.
    Yes, the Rats of Tobruk movie or something like that.

    Don't think the Rover LAC was built by Rover in Melbourne .

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    melbourne australia
    Posts
    2,736

    Default

    I see it came with two powerplant options: a power unit with THREE Cadillac engines or a single Pratt and Whitney radial aircraft engine. Both sound like a maintenance nightmare!
    Chris

Similar Threads

  1. What makes a good employer ?
    By welder in forum METALWORK GENERAL
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10th Jul 2013, 06:52 PM
  2. Australia makes tanks .. real army tanks !
    By morrisman in forum METALWORK GENERAL
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 28th Mar 2013, 04:26 PM
  3. Who makes catering trailers?
    By snowyskiesau in forum TRAILERS & OTHER FABRICATED STUFF
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 12th Feb 2011, 06:30 PM
  4. What makes a stronger brazing joint
    By .RC. in forum WELDING
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17th Dec 2010, 10:47 PM
  5. Makes you wonder
    By Woodlee in forum METALWORK GENERAL
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 2nd May 2010, 11:05 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •