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Hobart's Funnies

Major General Sir Percy Cleghorn Stanley Hobart commander of 79th Armoured Division, who was made responsible in March 1943 for the development of specialised armoured vehicles, known as 'Hobart's Funnies', to spearhead the assault phase of the invasion

Hobart's Funnies were a number of unusually modified tanks operated by the 79th Armoured Division, with specialists from the Royal Engineers. They were designed in light of experiences during the Dieppe Raid to overcome the problems of the planned Invasion of Normandy and played a major part on the Commonwealth beaches during the landings. They may be considered the forerunners of the modern Combat engineering vehicle.

Churchill CrocodileEdit

Armoured Vehicle, Royal Engineers - AVREEdit

Armoured Ramp Carrier - ARCEdit

CrabEdit

Armoured Bulldozer/Centaur BulldozerEdit

Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle - BARVEdit

See also: Sherman BARV

DD tankEdit