Very rare survivor in need of full restoration
This Canadian RAM Kangaroo APC MkII Survivor from the Fingringhoe Ranges in Colchester, Essex, UK.
The Kangaroo was a Canadian armoured personnel carrier (APC) during the Second World War which was created by converting a tank chassis. Kangaroos were created as an expedient measure “in the field” by the Canadian Army and were so successful that they were used by British and Commonwealth forces. Their ability to maneuvers in the field with tanks was a major advantage over earlier designs and led to the dedicated APC designs that were introduced by almost all armies immediately after the war.
The Ram Kangaroo entered service with the Canadians in September 1944, but in December these minor units were combined to form the 1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment, joining the British 49th Armoured Carrier Regiment under the British 79th Armoured Division which was the administrative division for the deployment of the specialized combat support vehicles known as “Hobart’s Funnies”.
The first operation for the Ram Kangaroo was the assault on Le Havre, the last the 7th Armoured Division’s march into Hamburg on May 3rd 1945.
Will be offered by BAIV on consignment. Scope incudes the entire hull as indicated on the pictures, complete set of bogies (1 extra bogie to replace the damaged one; not indicated on the pictures), overhauled differential with new bearings but further in as is condition.
This is a very nice project for a serious restorer / collector. Canadian Heritage!
Price Euro 35.000,- o.n.o.. We can ship worldwide.
BAIV BV, Nederweert, The Netherlands; phone: +31 6.518 22.502; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org