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johnfarnworth - (2/5/2013 10:28:15 AM)
RE:M-H Tanks/Racine

That's a nice tit bit of information on the windmills!  I wonder if there were any down under in Australia as well?  Over here we never had them or only very rarely in isolated places and then mainly for generating a bit of electricity.  I was always surprised that there wasn't one in the Ontario Ag museum as there are other makes there.  And I don't think any of the large MH collectors in Ontario have any.

Back to tanks here is a shot in the factory of the men assembling the M44 155mm Howitzers for the Army Ordnance Corps.  It was demonstarted for the first time on MH's Racine test track on Thursday Aug 12th.

Last year in my searching for MH tanks I did locate one of these in Switzerland. It was in superficially very good condition externally but had suffered from acetylene blow torch activity internally cutting out some vital components!  It would have cost a fortune to put right to original condition.  Also the usual problem - no manufacturers name plate.  The guy was asking £75,000 and the thought of transporting the 36 ton beast back to here was, to say the least, logistically daunting and financially prohibitive