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man killed falling from WW2 vehicle

Discussion in 'Military Vehicle Restoration' started by bronk7, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. bronk7

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/world-war-ii-armored-vehicle-crushes-california-dad-death-article-1.2336363

    where would he be riding?? at first I thought it was a tank as many stories reported it as a tank ....but I see that isn't the case...if going downhill, maybe a jolt flipped him out?? riding on the front sure looks dangerous on hilly terrain
    I know when we rode amtracs, if we didn't have helmets on, we would've had a lot of headaches -especially while riding topside, or standing....
     

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    I read he was ran over by a high speed tractor, maybe a prime mover such as a Dragon Wagon. War Online, was the source I saw.
     
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    The M5 he was riding on is a high speed tractor. The M26 Dragon Wagon is also a prime mover like the M5 but it is wheeled. I haven't seen it called a high speed tractor before. Check wiki entries for M2, M4, M5 and M6 high speed tractors. Very neat vehicles.
     
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    He was riding on the front edge, facing inwards, lost his balance and fell off. Went under the tread I am presuming.
     
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    Lots of places to ride.
     
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    Thanks Dave, I have seen Dragon Wagons, but not the high speed tractors.
     
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    but if ''inside'', seems less likely to fall out and be run over??
     
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    That's what I'd think, but people do stupid things.
     
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    especially when not familiar with the vehicles/items/etc...yes, --good call--we should have a ''stupid things'' thread...is there one out already??
     

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