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RAREST Commonwealth vehicles on Afghan dump..
EdCraft
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Sverdlovsk, Russia
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Posted: Friday, January 07, 2011 - 06:40 AM UTC
Dear friends !

Look here, please:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4144793690/sizes/l/

It is dump of old machine's remains somewhere in Afghanistan. I have identified almost all these objects:
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Note: in the middle of old ex-Soviet iron pieces there are two very old armored cars of WW2 era - THEY ARE RAREST ACW-IP armored vehicles by British/Canadian - Indian production !!! (Note a pair of two-axle vehicles above the amphibian vehicle).

ACW-IP armored vehicles were supplied in Afghanistan and used there.
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, January 07, 2011 - 10:56 PM UTC
Nice find Eduard !

The ACW-IP armored cars appear to be Mk IVs (Ford C291QR chassis, open hull ) :


Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 04:34 AM UTC
Yep, nice find Eduard. In fact, it almost looks too good to be true in that I would never imagine things like this existing...

And, to Frenchy.... once again, you just amaze me with your incredible amount of knowledge and photo collection.
EdCraft
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 06:11 AM UTC
It would be great to evacuate these vehicles and to restore them...
Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 10:27 AM UTC

Quoted Text

And, to Frenchy.... once again, you just amaze me with your incredible amount of knowledge and photo collection.


No Patrick, it's just the result of a 20mn search using Google ! The first ACW-IP pics I found didn't match Eduard's picture (earlier variant(s)), so I dug a bit deeper
Here's the link :
http://www.dws-xip.pl/encyklopedia/indie/174-bron-pancerna/1432-transporter-opancerzony-armoured-carrier-wheeled-indian-pattern-acv-ip.html

Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 05:03 PM UTC
This is awesome guys! I love being aple to have the ability to share things like this with fellow enthusiasts
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