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UNIQUE ID 1959: RAM KANGAROO ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER

The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Britain

(Location: World War 2)


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Unique ID: 1959
Added to Database: 28 December 2011
Last Edited: 22 March 2012
Type (ID): Ram Kangaroo (8150)
Model (ID): Ram Kangaroo (8150)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Public Areas (3000)
Location (ID): World War 2 (3010)
Serial Number:
Registration: CT160141: “CT160141” painted on rear hull.
Name:
Other Identification: “306” and “5” stamped into centre transmission cover. “Lo [G]E1232 A1970” cast into centre transmission cover. White stars painted on hull sides. Unit markings painted on front track guards, rear hull and centre transmission cover. Fitted with Sherman steel chevron track. Painted overall sand.
Collection Reference: E1985.121. (Accession 12185, Entry 1985.1061).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
Associated Tanks:

Location History:
(see map)

1: Montreal Locomotive Works, Montréal, Quebec, Canada (Sole manufacturer of original tank January 1942-)
2: Imber Live Firing Range, Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA), Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (Recovered 1985)
3: Land Warfare Centre, Warminster, Wiltshire, South West England, Britain (Restored at 27 District Wksp REME 1985)
4: The Tank Museum - Public Areas, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved Canadian Tanks publication:

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Text in Preserved Canadian Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

The Ram Kangaroo consists of a Ram Tank modified for personnel carrying by the removal of the turret. This is a late production Mark I with a machine-gun turret and M3 style suspension but without side doors. It was recovered from Imber firing ranges by 4th Royal Tank Regiment and restored at 27 District Workshop REME at Warminster. It was fitted with Sherman tracks during restoration. It is displayed in the markings of the 1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment which formed part of the British 79th Armoured Division. It has a plaque on the front left track guard that reads:

RAM KANGAROO APC
RECOVERED FROM SALISBURY PLAIN BY 4 RTR
REFURBISHED AS A STUDENT ENGINEER PROJECT BY
Mr S SMITH
UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF Mr D SAMSON
AT 27 DISTRICT WORKSHOP REME
OCTOBER – DECEMBER 1985



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March 2011

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 11 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6983
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55722987...
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Front left view
2: Front left view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6981
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55723193...
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Front right view
3: Front right view

Taken: 6 March 2011
Contributor: M. Foti
Photo ID: 6982
Added: 19 March 2012
Filename: 55723082...
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October 2008

Front left view
4: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6378
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1030533...
Views: 81
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Front right view
5: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6379
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1030540...
Views: 101
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Front view
6: Front view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6380
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1030534...
Views: 98
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Right view
7: Right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6381
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1030542...
Views: 110
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Rear right view
8: Rear right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6382
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1030543...
Views: 128
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Plaque
9: Plaque

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6383
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1030535...
Views: 80
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Casting marks on transmission cover
10: Casting marks on transmission cover

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6384
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1030538...
Views: 75
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Close-up of stamping marks on transmission cover
11: Close-up of stamping marks on transmission cover

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6385
Added: 28 December 2011
Filename: P1030539...
Views: 91
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