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RR MOTOR SERVICES, ASHFORD, KENT, SOUTH EAST ENGLAND, BRITAIN



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Location Category ID:
3195
Address: Sandy Lane, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent TN26 1JN
Telephone: 01233 820219
Email: tankcity [at] globalnet.co.uk (Replace [at] with @)
Opening Times:
Official Website: RR Motor Services
Other Links: Milweb – 16 Tanks Imported Into UK
Military Trader
MVCG France
Gun Boards – Finnish Auction
Latitude, Longitude: 51.13555778 , 0.80023437
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: 1: M3 Stuart Light Tank - Länzlinger Collection, Rüthi, St. Gallen, Switzerland (Until 7 December 2009 – Reg EB11159)
2: M3 Stuart Light Tank - Marcus Glenn, Little Sutton, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Britain (Until ca2010)
3: M3A1 Stuart Light Tank - Marcus Glenn, Little Sutton, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, Britain (Until ca2010)
4: M3A1 Stuart Light Tank - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Until 2009 – Reg EB11549)
5: M3A1 Stuart Light Tank - Tanks in Town, Mesvin, Mons, Hainaut Province, Belgium (Until 2009 – Reg EB11547)


Since its launch as Rally Rescue Services in 1968, RR Services has supplied many collectors with military vehicles and equipment, perhaps more than any other UK dealer. Starting with the sale of Austin Champs, RR services moved onto Land-rovers and then through Jeeps, Dodges and GMCs to tanks, guns and rigs of every size. It has supplied vehicles and artillery from jeeps to tanks for many major films and TV productions, including Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers. In the late 1970’s RR moved from London to larger premises near Ashford in Kent.
Mike Stallwood, the Managing Director of RR Services, is well known for buying and selling unusual vehicles, including the purchase of Sturmgeschütz assault guns from an auction in Finland in September 2007. He is best known for importing a large batch of sixteen M3 Stuart light tanks, and a large cache of associated spares, into England from Brazil in 2008-9. They were transported in containers by ship from Brazil to Tilbury (with an unplanned diversion to Antwerp). The majority of these have been sold; many have since been restored and can be seen in collections and at military vehicle events.

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Location ID:
3195
Latitude, Longitude:51.13555778, 0.80023437
Location Accuracy:7



1) M3 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1814
Serial Number:
Registration: EB11??? (Brazilian): “EB11???” painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification:

This M3 was one of the batch of Stuarts imported from Brazil by RR Motor Services in October 2008. It was one of two advertised on MilWeb.net in about March 2009 as running and having an original 9 cylinder Guiberson diesel radial engine. It is missing most of the rubber off its tracks. It is believed to have been sold but its current status and location are unknown.


2) M3 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1812
Serial Number:
Registration: EB11049? (Brazilian): “EB11049” or similar painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification:

This M3 was one of the batch of Stuarts imported from Brazil by RR Motor Services in October 2008. It is believed to have been sold but its current status and location are unknown.


3) M3 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1813
Serial Number:
Registration: EB11165 (Brazilian): “EB11165” painted on nose.
Name:
Other Identification: “5” painted on glacis.

This M3 was one of the batch of Stuarts imported from Brazil by RR Motor Services in October 2008. It was one of two advertised on MilWeb.net in about March 2009 as running and having an original 9 cylinder Guiberson diesel radial engine. It is missing most of the rubber off its tracks. It is believed to have been sold but its current status and location are unknown.


4) M3 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1802
Serial Number:
Registration: EB11208 (Brazilian): “EB11208” painted on hull sides and rear.
Name:
Other Identification:

This M3A1 was one of the batch of sixteen Stuarts imported from Brazil by RR Motor Services in October 2008. It is believed to have been sold but its current status and location are unknown.


5) M3A1 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1803
Serial Number: 7053: “7053” stamped into data plate.
Registration: EB11530? (Brazilian): “EB11530” or similar painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification: Vision port on side of driver’s compartment.

This M3A1 was one of the batch of Stuarts imported from Brazil by RR Motor Services in October 2008. It has a distinctive vision port on the side of the driver’s compartment; this matches a vehicle (with serial number 7053) for sale in a classified advert on MilWeb in May/June 2011. It is believed to have since been sold but its current status and location are unknown.


6) M3A1 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1800
Serial Number:
Registration: EB11--- (Brazilian): “EB11???” painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification:

This M3A1 was one of the batch of sixteen Stuarts imported from Brazil by RR Motor Services in October 2008. It is believed to have been sold but its current status and location are unknown.


7) M3A1 Stuart Light Tank American


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1804

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Unique ID: 1804
Serial Number:
Registration: EB11008 (Brazilian): “EB11008” painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification:

This M3A1 was one of the batch of sixteen Stuarts imported from Brazil by RR Motor Services in October 2008. It is believed to have been sold but its current status and location are unknown.


8) M3A1 Stuart Light Tank American


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1805

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Unique ID: 1805
Serial Number:
Registration: EB11020? (Brazilian): “EB11020” or similar painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification:

This M3A1 was one of the batch of sixteen Stuarts imported from Brazil by RR Motor Services in October 2008. It is believed to have been sold but its current status and location are unknown.


9) M3A1 Stuart Light Tank American


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Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1807

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Unique ID: 1807
Serial Number:
Registration: EB11033? (Brazilian): “EB11033” or similar painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification:

This M3A1 was one of the batch of sixteen Stuarts imported from Brazil by RR Motor Services in October 2008. It is believed to have been sold but its current status and location are unknown.


10) M3A1 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1799
Serial Number:
Registration: EB11048 (Brazilian): “EB11048” painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification:

This M3A1 was one of the batch of sixteen Stuarts imported from Brazil by RR Motor Services in October 2008. The Brazilian owner had painted its exterior in green, so it was the only Stuart in the batch that did not look rusty. It is likely to have been sold but its current status and location are unknown.


11) M3A1 Stuart Light Tank American


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Unique ID: 1806
Serial Number:
Registration: EB11071 (Brazilian): “EB11071” painted on hull sides.
Name:
Other Identification:

This M3A1 was one of the batch of sixteen Stuarts imported from Brazil by RR Motor Services in October 2008. It is believed to have been sold but its current status and location are unknown.