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I was wondering about the "emplacement destroyers" designed by R.E.B. Crompton in 1915. I am yet to find information beyond modelling, and was wondering if anybody could help. In specific, I was wondering if I could be pointed to a souce, but it i fine if that is not easy/an option. Thanks in advance!



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It seems that drawings were made of Crompton's idea but nothing was built.

According to John Glanfield, at the hearing of the Awards Commission Crompton and his colleague  Lucien Alphonse Legros claimed £455 6s 2d (six shillings and two pence!), about £23,000 today, for the cost of designing the Emplacement Destroyer. (They also claimed 1% of the value of all tanks produced - £100,000, worth £5million today) The Commission turned them down, although they were awarded money later, for a separate project.

The point is, though, that drawings were made.One assumes that Hubert Cance somehow got hold of them. I have seen Cance's drawings somewhere, but I can't remember where.

That's the best I can do.



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Gentleman

   Here is a new book on Mr. Crompton I am sure will be very interesting, it is the second book in the Pioneers of Armour series by FWD Publishing on Col. R.E.B Rookes Crompton by Andrew Hill, you can find most of there books on Amazon. or you can possible contact them on their Facebook page.

All the best 

Tim R



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Thanks guys!

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Some photos of Crompton's designs



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With respect, Tim, those are Crompton's articulated landships drawings. The emplacement destroyer was a different thing.



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I used drawings by Dick Harley, dated 1981 as the basis for my cardmodel.  These drawings were published in one of the MAFVA issues of "Tankette".  If I recall correctly, there was a short accompanying article on Crompton's vehicles.

I am pretty sure we would need Dick's permission to post the drawings here.

 

Wayne



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James H.

  You are absolutely correct, I found them labeled and did not take the time to actually look.

Sorry for that Gents....

All the best 

Tim R.



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Hi Guys,
Regarding the emplacement destroyers from Crompton, the book Tim kindly mentioned will be released next week hopefully and will have all of the available information on the Emplacement Destroyers I found in my research including the surviving blueprints, data, and drawings. I hope it will be the reference material you are after.
-Andrew


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Ooh. Just in time for Christmas.



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here is a Crompton Emplacement Destroyer No.3 4.5inch self-propelled howitzer of 1915 from Wayne McCullough that is completely different from Tim R blueprints



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All will be clear here hopefully. Too late for a hard copy for Christmas sorry due to a printer issue but better late than never.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1793324794/ref=rdr_ext_tmb



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The original model of the E.D.3 from 1916 dug out from storage. Twin engines, one driving each side leaves a very large interior. Large front opening doors with a space in the front to allow for the barrel of a field gun to stick out means it can carry a gun dismounted from its wheels (carried on the back), and still have a large internal space for men or stores.



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There's quite a bit on Crompton in this: https://www.stellabooks.com/books/david-fletcher/british-military-transport-1829-1956/1712247



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