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Detroit Tank Arsenal M4 (105) 'Sherman' HVSS with 76mm turret
Fury (2014)
This is not an M4 (105) as it is currently listed. The 105 was only put in the older turret, not the later T23 turret. This is supposed to be portraying an M4A3E8, however I seem to remember reading it was another M4A2E8 like the tank used for Fury. 2015-02-23 14:59
Pressed Steel M4 A1 E8 (76) HVSS
Fury (2014)
This should just be an M4 A1 not an M4 A1 E8 as it currently is, this has the older VSS suspension and would need to have the HVSS suspension (like fury in the foreground) to be an E8 2015-02-23 14:57
1998 BAE Systems CV90
Outpost 37 (2014)
Not sure it shouldn't be manufacutred by BAE Systems now CV90

2015-02-04 17:43
White M2 Halftrack
12 O'Clock High (1964-1967)
Yep, with that Mickey Mouse turret it is pretty recognisable in a few other things too....

2015-02-01 22:10
Dodge W
J.W. Coop (1971)
WC 54

2015-01-30 15:39
Chrysler M47 'Patton'
Mohammed Reza Pahlavi: The Last Shah (1996)
M47 Patton

2015-01-30 15:36
GMC M42 'Duster'
Bismarck von hinten oder Wir schliessen nie (1974)
GMC M42 Duster

2015-01-27 15:26
Made for Movie M1 'Abrams' modified M60 Patton
American Sniper (2014)
The tracks are wrong for a Chieftain based conversion, I would say it was probably done on an M60 made to look like an M1A2 Abrams as that was what was used in the second gulf war. 2015-01-23 17:58
1954 Volkswagen Kombi [Typ 2 / T1]
New Crime City (1994)
That was a 1954 or earlier Barndoor Kombi 2015-01-23 17:52
1964 Csepel D-344
Fury (2014)
Looks like they used three of them for the film as they are all up on Milweb now...

2015-01-08 11:51
Stringer (1992)
In front of the bus is an M5A1 Stuart with it's turret traversed.

2015-01-06 17:47
Fury (2014) The last week of the war was a pretty chaotic time and it is very difficult to say something definitely didn't happen in a country where millions of people are at war. I imagine a lot of otherwise normal people would be pretty unlikable after 10 months of combat. It is entirely possible the Tiger crew were inept, given the age of the machine it would have been taken from a maintenance or training establishment and pressed into service by the best people available. However four Shermans to knock out one Tiger tally's with historical accounts.
Of course there are unrealistic bits, but it isn't a documentary, it is a film. Sure the Germans may not have been knocked over so easily, but the Americans wouldn't have been so bunched up and in the open, but it had to be visible on a cinema screen. And yes I agree there are probably two or three occasions where they would have been knocked out.
Yep you don't see enough of the Tiger and it would be great to see it charging about the place, but any damage to the running gear could literally run into hundreds of thousands of pounds, if it was my tank I'd be pretty restrictive about what I let people do with it too. Still better to see a real one do that than half a dozen CGI ones or converted T-34s.
The bit where the disabled Sherman fends off an infantry division at the crossroads is based on an actual event detailed in Belton Y Cooper's autobiography "Death Traps". Sure tactically it was a little different as the surviving crewman fired HE at the road in front of the infantry to keep them at a distance, but when he ran out of ammo for all of the guns he ended up dropping grenades out of the hatches to get the Germans climbing on the tank.
There are plenty of pics of Shermans and other vehicles in Europe with logs on the sides, they were less for protection and more for putting under the tracks if they got stuck in the mud.
Link to "www.3ad.com"
There will never be a WWII film that everybody agrees is spot on, sure it some flaws, but I think they are greatly outweighed by the good bits.
2014-12-23 12:04
La guerre des ondes (Radio Londres 1943-1944) (2014)
I think this looks more like a KV-1 to me

2014-12-23 07:17
1938 Fordson V8 3-Ton Truck Converted as Armoured Car [79]
The British Empire in Colour (2002)
Nice pic Sunbar, it definitely looks like an earlier pic of the same truck before the radiator was armoured. From the look of the other two they'd chuck a load of armour plate on whatever they had in the carpark. :)

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2014-12-23 00:04
1938 Fordson V8 3-Ton Truck Converted as Armoured Car [79]
The British Empire in Colour (2002)
Having done some searching it looks like it was operated by the Jordanian Arab Legion who appeared to be closely linked with the British, here is one of their unarmoured scout cars that looks pretty similar in layout and mudguards.

Link to "www.morvalearth.co.uk"

I think it is a Fordson but I will do some hunting through the archives tonight and see if I can find any good match.

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2014-12-22 11:26
Krupp Pz.Kpfw.I
La guerre des ondes (Radio Londres 1943-1944) (2014)
Panzer I

2014-12-22 10:41
Krupp Pz.Kpfw.IV
La guerre des ondes (Radio Londres 1943-1944) (2014)
Early Panzer IV

2014-12-22 10:40
Fisher M4 A2 'Sherman'
La guerre des ondes (Radio Londres 1943-1944) (2014)
British Sherman IIIC Firefly, which would have been an M4A2 with a firefly turret on. All of the manufacturers made the A2, but they all seem to be down as Fisher on IMCDB.

2014-12-22 10:38
Alco M7 'Priest'
La guerre des ondes (Radio Londres 1943-1944) (2014)
M7 Priest

2014-12-22 10:32
Hanomag Sd.Kfz.251 Ausf.C
La guerre des ondes (Radio Londres 1943-1944) (2014)
Yep, an Sd.kfz 251 Ausf C as it has the earlier armour and stowage bins


There is also an Sd.kfz 251 Ausf D poking into the left of shot and several Panzer IVs in the background.

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2014-12-22 10:31
1964 Csepel D-344
Fury (2014)
Found it! This very truck is on eBay at the mo, turns out it is a 1964 Csepel d344


Link to "pages.ebay.com"

On the subject of the camo, it is very authentic, they went to extreme lengths to replicate SS camo material and uniforms. They used balaclavas on the eastern front, so while in April 45 after six years of war and with the entire country's infrastructure in tatters pretty much anything could have been seen. If anything they possibly look too new.

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2014-12-21 21:43
White M3 Halftrack
The Black Rider: Revelation Road (2014)
Yep, White M3
2014-12-19 22:49
Uralvagonzavod T-72 M1
U.S. Seals (2000)
Looks like a T-72 to me

2014-12-19 12:10
Daimler-Benz unknown
Feuersturm - Der Bombenkrieg gegen Deutschland (2003)
A hull of a Daimler-Benz VK 30.02, which was the unsuccessful DB prototype for the Panzer V Panther contract which was eventually won by MAN.

2014-12-16 11:34
1964 Csepel D-344
Fury (2014)
having seen the film, it is definitely a post war truck remodelled to look like a wartime one. Possibly something like these, but until a better shot of the radiator is available it will probably have to remain unknown.



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2014-12-05 16:48
1941 Humber Heavy Utility 4x4
Ice-Cold in Alex (1958)
Apparently the holiday camp "Butlins" bought a number of these after the war, made them into convertibles and used them for transport around the camps. This is/was one of those Humbers. 2014-12-01 17:48
1941 Humber Heavy Utility 4x4
Foyle's War (2002-2015)
Sunbar wrote Another seen in episode 2.02 'Among the Few' [*]

[Image: 1x_vlcsnap-1991202.jpg]

This is the rare wireless truck version of the Humber Heavy utility

Link to "hmvf.co.uk"

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2014-12-01 17:42
American Car & Foundry M3 A1 'Stuart'
The British Empire in Colour (2002)
Well it was originally an M3 or an M3A1. It is hard to tell if it still has a turret in place but it appears to be.


As the sponson MGs are missing I'd put it as an A1....

2014-11-26 13:57
1965 Morris Mini Moke
Peccati di giovent¨ (1975)
Mini Moke

2014-11-06 01:04
Fisher M4 A2 'Sherman'
Grantchester (2014-??)
It is British with an early style mantlet hull and transmission so M4A2? though it could possibly be an early M4A3


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2014-10-29 10:59
1941 GMC CCKW 352
Grantchester (2014-??)

2014-10-29 10:56
1958 Volkswagen [Typ 1]
Tango ptaka (1980)
I'd say that is a 65-66 model, the indicators, number plate light, doors and everything are spot on for those years. You could still get a Golde ragtop roof as a factory option but they were rare. 2014-10-27 11:35
1967 ZTS-Martin T-55 A
Jakob the Liar (1999)
Turret Stowage ties in with a Hungarian Army one, but totally possible it could be Czech produced.

2014-10-27 10:43
GAZ T-26 A
Rintamalotta (1956)
Yep Finnish T-26A, http://www.jaegerplatoon.net/TANKS3.htm

2014-10-27 10:37
Vickers-Armstrong FV 4204 Chieftain
Tank Overhaul (2006-2009)
needs "ARV/ARRV" on the end of the name 2014-10-21 13:39
1943 Autocar M15 Halftrack Multiple Gun Motor Carriage
Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
Yep, Autocar M15 Halftrack (NB not an M15A1 as the M2 Machine guns are mounted above the 37mm gun)

2014-10-16 10:40
1941 Diamond T 968
Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
Diamond T 968

2014-10-15 22:53
Lancia Z20
Tank Overhaul (2006-2009)
Finally got it 1952 Italian Lancia Z20

2014-10-14 14:05
1943 Henschel Pz.Kpfw.VI 'Tiger'
Fury (2014)
Yep Kevin Wheatcroft. His Panther is absolutely stunning, he has most of a King Tiger in parts which he plans to get Running, an S-Boot along with loads of other stuff. There is also a King Tiger in Switzerland being restored to running condition and there was talk a while back that Bovingdon wanted to get their King Tiger running too, but I doubt that will happen any time soon.

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2014-10-13 22:57
1943 Henschel Pz.Kpfw.VI 'Tiger'
Fury (2014)
Yep, excellent armour and firepower, but the technology wasn't available to make a strong enough engine and transmission.

Despite the fact the Bovingdon Tiger is a very early one it is very authentic for late in the war when all sorts of early Tigers and Panthers were pulled out if training units for combat. Here is one of Germany's last (early) tigers KO'd near the Brandenburg Gate
2014-10-13 22:17
Fisher M4 'Sherman'
Verboten! (1959)
It can be tricky, I use Hunnicutt and Son of Sherman vol 1

Link to "www.amazon.co.uk"

In the case of this, these look to be American (number of them and no fireflies)

That rules out A2 and A4 which weren't used by the US in Europe
The welded hull rules out the A1 which had a cast hull only
Very late M4s had the flat welded glacis (without the lumps for the driver's hatches) but they all appear to have had the 105 howitzer fitted
Leaving the A3 which had the flat glacis and 75 mm gun and was used by the US in Europe.

It is still it can be tricky with grainy pictures where you can't see much.
2014-10-13 21:53
1943 Henschel Pz.Kpfw.VI 'Tiger'
Fury (2014)
mike962 wrote
but AFAIK the engine is not quite original , they put it the more powerful engine version from the Tiger 2 (King Tiger)

That's because they managed to destroy the original engine trying to get it running 😬.
2014-10-13 21:13
Vickers-Armstrong FV 4201 Chieftain
Tank Overhaul (2006-2009)
janek wrote
Only Finland actually, Poland not. Finns utilised Polish T-55AM hulls for their's Marksman's.

Oops, thanks for clarifying Janek :)
2014-10-13 21:07
Tank Overhaul (2006-2009)
Finally found it! Gorky GT-MU electronic warfare vehicle at Duxford. Mike962 you might be able to translate better than Google....

2014-10-13 16:30
White M3 Halftrack
Fury (2014)
The Sherman "Fury" and Tiger were from Bovington, and possibly some of the other Shermans, most of the softskin and semi tracked armour came from collectors and film supply companies. The Sd.Kfz.7, Sd.Kfz.251, Kettenkrad, Kubelwagen and Hetzer all came from Bruce Crompton.


Given the attention to accuracy this halftrack is likely to be a White M3A1.
2014-10-13 15:12
Chrysler M60 A3 'Patton'
Tank Overhaul (2006-2009)
M60, I think it is an A3, but not certain

2014-10-13 14:12
Vickers-Armstrong Centurion
Tank Overhaul (2006-2009)
Cool 2014-10-13 14:06
Fisher M4 A2 'Sherman'
Fury (2014)
In the film it is supposed to be an M4A3 but the actual tank is the very same A2 as here, which I incorrectly suggested was an A3, Doh!


The one next to it with the cast hull is an M4A1


One of the other ones is an M4A4 which belongs to Jim Clark called "Sloppy But Safe"


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2014-10-13 11:40
Vickers-Armstrong FV 4204 Chieftain
Tank Overhaul (2006-2009)
Leyland motors was the design parent of the Chieftain tank in 1956, production was undertaken by Vickers in Elswick and Royal Ordnance (RO) in Leeds (which was then bought by Vickers).

The Chieftain ARV was Designed by RO and Military Vehicles and Engineering Establishment, and production undertaken by Vickers at Elswick.

While Leyland did the original design subsequent production and development was undertaken by Vickers who subsequently became the design authority (technically now that would be BAE Systems, but I don't think we'll go there).....

Rightly or wrongly the company that manufactured the vehicle is listed on IMCDB not the design company, leading to Sherman, T-34 and T-55 being all over the place, but I guess you've got to have a system. :)

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2014-10-13 11:26
White M3 Halftrack
Fury (2014)
Without seeing the front wings or rear corners it is pretty much impossible to say weather it is an M3 or M5. Any other pics available? 2014-10-12 23:34

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