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MK 1's

November 25 2004 at 11:47 PM
Shane Black  (no login)
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Response to War Diary quotes

Wasn't it the old Mk1's that had a gravity fed carburettor?
I've read reports on how whenever the original machines fell nose first in shell craters and trenches, the fuel flow to the engine would stop and she'd stall. I don't like picturing what it must have been like in a dark cramped space, probably stinking hot and filled with fumes and you've got an exhausted and maybe slightly worried crew trying to cup feed petrol near hot manifolds and hoses into a stalled target!
I don't like throwing around cliches but your comment about "not all heroes ride around in chariots" rings very true, what I would add is that these men were also genuine pioneers of what the future would bring and what a magnificent job they did under those circumstances. Isn't there an audio visual display at Bovington that states that carbon dioxide poisoning disabled more crews than enemy gunfire?

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  1. Mk 1s - Mike Cooper on Nov 26, 2004, 1:18 AM

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