LVT-4 Recovery in the UK

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LVT-4 Recovery in the UK

Post by wreckless » Sat May 01, 2021 5:49 am

Volunteers spend five days digging out perfectly-preserved WWII TANK that has been buried 30ft beneath Cambridgeshire Fens for 74 YEARS
Buffalo amphibious vehicle buried 30ft underground found by a team of volunteers in Cambridgeshire Fens
The 26ft-long LVT-4 tank was one of 16 brought in to act as a flood defence in the village of Crowland in 1947
Tank underground for 74 years but appears to be well-preserved because it has been buried in peat and clay

A Second World War amphibious vehicle that was buried 30 feet beneath the Cambridgeshire Fens has been excavated by a team of volunteers.

The 26ft-long LVT-4 tank, which was one of 16 brought in to act as a flood defence in the village of Crowland, during the 1947 floods, was uncovered by residents who spent five days digging the lands beneath the Cambridgeshire Fens.

The Buffalo military tank, which weighs 20 tons, had been underground for 74 years but appears to be well-preserved because it was buried in a mixture of peat and clay.

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Post by Klaas » Sun May 02, 2021 12:40 am

Amazing what you can find if you dig deep enough :D
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Post by YLG80 » Sun May 02, 2021 1:39 am

That's amazing.
I have always wondered why they did not use them in Omaha to unload troops and leave a few of them on the beach after unloading just as a protection for the next waves against the German heavy gun machine fire.
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Post by Chuck W. » Sun May 02, 2021 7:22 pm

What about the other 15?
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Post by Milmart » Wed May 05, 2021 10:01 pm

YLG80 wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 1:39 am
That's amazing.
I have always wondered why they did not use them in Omaha to unload troops and leave a few of them on the beach after unloading just as a protection for the next waves against the German heavy gun machine fire.
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Believe the priority for production was for LVT4 to the Pacific theatre - apparently a few LVT2 made it to Utah beach

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Post by Milmart » Wed May 05, 2021 10:02 pm

Chuck W. wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 7:22 pm
What about the other 15?
On track to being recovered as well - check out Crowland Buffalo - LVT Association
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1382944771880947
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Post by YLG80 » Thu May 06, 2021 3:05 am

Milmart wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 10:01 pm
YLG80 wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 1:39 am
That's amazing.
I have always wondered why they did not use them in Omaha to unload troops and leave a few of them on the beach after unloading just as a protection for the next waves against the German heavy gun machine fire.
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Believe the priority for production was for LVT4 to the Pacific theatre - apparently a few LVT2 made it to Utah beach
Yes I have also read that somewhere. Thanks for sharing these nice photos.
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Re: LVT-4 Recovery in the UK

Post by Milmart » Wed May 12, 2021 4:15 pm

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Post by Milmart » Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:08 pm

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