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Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2019 4:01 a.m. PST

Over on the Sherman board on Yahoo (G104) one of the regular contributors posted a link to the British Army report on The Specialized Armour of the 79th Division. Thought would pass it on to those with some interest in the topic or the unit.



shaun from s and s models08 Oct 2019 6:50 a.m. PST

great link, well worth a read.

deephorse08 Oct 2019 6:53 a.m. PST

Thanks for that, very useful.

French Wargame Holidays08 Oct 2019 8:10 a.m. PST

Great thanks

Legion 408 Oct 2019 2:10 p.m. PST

"Funnies" !

deephorse09 Oct 2019 2:15 a.m. PST


Legion 409 Oct 2019 2:24 a.m. PST

I've read it and heard about it before, the special purposes AFVs of the 79th were sometimes referred to as "Funnies". It's also in the first line of the article.

Given the heightened interest in the specialised armour of the 79th Armoured Division, often referred to as ‘Hobart's funnies', around the time of Operation OVERLORD,

deephorse09 Oct 2019 8:54 a.m. PST

Yes, I know all that. I was just wondering why you had decided to post just that one single word.

Legion 409 Oct 2019 1:57 p.m. PST

That is what they were called and it came to mind. I though many would know that as well. It is an interesting name for some AFVs, IMO …

Nothing more … nothing less …

Mark 109 Oct 2019 3:01 p.m. PST


Why'd you say Burma?

I panicked

Legion 410 Oct 2019 1:41 p.m. PST


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