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1940 Scammel Pioneer R100
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No: 10966   Contributor: Stephen Prosser   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Scammell   Country: England
1940 Scammel Pioneer R100

This well presented WW2 Scammell tractor towing a 5.5 inch howitzer was seen at the Shrewsbury Steam Rally, Shropshire, England in August 2013.
Picture added on 28 August 2013 at 06:30
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I believe that the Scammel was used for 3.7" HAA guns. 5.5" guns were towed by AEC Matadors. Interesting combination though.

Added by Roger Greenaway on 29 August 2013.
This type of vehicle towed a variety of guns most commonly the 7.2 inch on the the old 6 inch carriage but these guns are like hens teeth and weighed over ten tons and would be hard to move about . The 5.5 inch is a much easier gun to find and weighs 6.5 ton which I can just about couple up on my own. After the war this vehicle was based at COD Donnington and was used for delivering 5.5s to different regiments after overhaul.

Added by Mark on 29 December 2013.
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