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1943 Montreal Locomotive Sexton 25 pdr. Self Propelled Gun

1943 Montreal Locomotive Sexton in WW2 Revisited, Documentary, 2002 IMDB

Class: Others, Military armored vehicle — Model origin: CA — Made for: GB

1943 Montreal Locomotive Sexton 25 pdr. Self Propelled Gun

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badlymad CA

2007-07-18 19:50

M7 Priest, built by American Locomotive Co. or Federal Machine and Welder Co. from 1942 onwards.

http://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/m7priest.html

2491tj EN

2007-07-18 20:14

nope..its the Canadian built Sexton, armed with 25 pound gun..its square muzzle brake can clearly be seen...the M7 had the US 105mm howitzer,with no muzzle brake..vehicle pictured is in service with British 153 Regiment, Royal Artillery attatched to British XXX Corps crossing a Bailey bridge over the Wilhelmina canal at Son,Wednesday 20 September 1944

-- Last edit: 2007-07-18 20:17:51

badlymad CA

2007-07-21 01:29

I stand corrected. Seeing as how British armored units composed the main thrust in Operation Market Garden, you're probably right.

edit: According to Wikipedia, Sextons were built off the hulls of Grizzly tanks (Canadian version of the M4A1 Sherman) by Montreal Locomotive Works.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexton_(artillery)

-- Last edit: 2007-07-21 01:30:55

Alexander DE

2007-10-09 00:36

Full name is Montreal Locomotive Sexton 25 pdr. Self Propelled Gun (1943-45) built in Canada for the British Army.

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