RAM training tank from Canada?

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CarlL
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RAM training tank from Canada?

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Well, its a subject I know nothing about, the Canadian production of RAM tanks and their use, if any outside of training. Butlers Printed Modellers must like them as they have brought out a whole range from MkI to late MkII.

see ad at TMP at http://theminiaturespage.com/news/?id=320002144
or their own website for more info. at https://www.butlersprintedmodels.co.uk/
Or see similar ad at TWW at https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/ram- ... -released/
From the photo in the ad it looks a good model and unusual two turret design. But hey ho its something I am quite ignorant of so I will let Canadian buffs and AFV buffs take up the comments.

Prices are:
6mm is £0.70
12mm is £2.75
15mm is £4.25
20mm is £7.80
28mm is £16.60

Variants available are:
RAM Mk I
RAM Mk II Early
RAM Mk II Late
RAM CS
RAM OP
RAM Mk II Early Kangaroo
RAM Mk II Late Kangaroo
Badger
Dutch Ram Mk I
Dutch Ram Mk II Early
Dutch Ram Mk II Late
CarlL (I have ni links with BPM - I just liked the look of this two turret tank!!)
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Re: RAM training tank from Canada?

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Used for training in the UK, then converted (some) into Kangaroos or RAM OP, the only types which saw action.

IanS
Any thing bigger than 6 is TOO BIG
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Re: RAM training tank from Canada?

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ianrs54 wrote: 18 Mar 2020, 08:48 Used for training in the UK, then converted (some) into Kangaroos or RAM OP, the only types which saw action.

IanS
Weren't some used as command tanks with the Archers?
What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.
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Re: RAM training tank from Canada?

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Thought Valentines were used for that.

Did the Badger not see some service with the Canadians?
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NTM wrote: 19 Mar 2020, 07:24 Thought Valentines were used for that.

Did the Badger not see some service with the Canadians?
Yup, just misremembered
What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.
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Re: RAM training tank from Canada?

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It is possible that some Rams were used with M10's although they mostly had redundant Crusader AA as command vehicles.
Any thing bigger than 6 is TOO BIG
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Re: RAM training tank from Canada?

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The Ram was used as:
Command tank
Gun Position Officer Vehicle (Sexton Regts) fitted with tannoy equipment
Wallaby 25pdr ammo carrier for Sexton Regts (externally similar to Kangaroo) Also some fitted for 75mm ammo for tank regiments and 17pdr for Anti-Tank regiments
Armoured observation post
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Kangaroo Armoured Personnel Carrier
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Badger Flame thrower
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gun tractor for 17pdr
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Armoured Recovery Vehicle
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Ambulance
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Re: RAM training tank from Canada?

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Thanks Alan. All in small number I suspect.
Any thing bigger than 6 is TOO BIG
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Re: RAM training tank from Canada?

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Great photo id info Alan (dadlamassu)
thank you (lots ideas here for use of the models especially those gaming at 1 to 1 scale).
CarlL
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Re: RAM training tank from Canada?

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ianrs54 wrote: 20 Mar 2020, 16:05 Thanks Alan. All in small number I suspect.
Figures I have found give about:
650 Kangaroos
84 Ram Mk II Armoured OP
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