REME Scammell Explorer tank transporter

Mike Jeffries

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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The Scammell Explorer 6×6 was used mainly for recovery of soft-skin vehicles but was also used as a ballast tractor for the transport of tanks to and from REME workshops but as such was hard pressed with 50 tons of Centurion tank on its trailer. To get the 80+ tons of unit, trailer and load on the move usually required the lowest gear in six-wheel drive and thence a quick change to four-wheel drive once the mass was on the move, hills were to be rushed and down changes handled with great skill for to miss a gear and come to a standstill could mean that the whole outfit would be almost impossible to get on the move again with the power available. Downgrades were the opposite with every effort made to contain the load from pushing the outfit to a too greater
speed and running away.

The original painting in oils on canvas is in the ownership of Mr Norman Taylor, old soldier, ex-Shell tanker driver, aviator and English gentleman.

A painting like this of your favourite vehicle, British or American, in oils on canvas or board would cost about £1500.

E-mail mike@transportartist or ring 07884462140 to commission your own unique work of art by one of Britain’s leading transport artists.

Please remember this image is my property and protected by copyright law.

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