Armoured Recovery Vehicles
Tanks have one problem, they are heavy! If a tank gets bogged down the only thing with the horsepower and traction to get it out again under hostile fire is another tank.
Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicles
The D-Day landings required a number of special vehicles, among these was a vehicle with the ability to recover drowned or disabled armour in the shallows of the sea. Most were designed to operate in upto 10 feet of water.
Other British Recovery Vehicles
30-ton 6 x 4 8 Tank Transporter RecoveryCavalier ARV
Centaur Dozer (Picture Only)
A22 Churchill Assault Vehicle Royal Engineers *
A22 Churchill Mk III and IV Carpet Layers *
Churchill ARK *
Churchill ARV Mk IChurchill ARV Mk II
Crusader GT Mark I Gun Tower Conversion
Crusader Dozer and Crane conversion
Dragon, Medium Mk IV Tractor *
Grant ARV - two Marks, the first was a British conversion, the second was a US M31 TRV in British service
M1 Wrecker Model 1000, Series 2 & 3
Scammel 6 x 4 recovery Truck, See Scammel 6 x 4 Gun Tractor
Sherman III ARV I - Amoured Recovery Vehicle conversion of Sherman III (M4A2), similarly "Sherman V ARV Mark I" and "ARV Mark II"
Sherman ARV II - conversion of Sherman V with dummy gun in fixed "turret", 7.5 ton jib at front, spade earth anchor at rear.
Sherman II ARV Mk III was a M32B1 TRV (see US ARV).
Sherman Crab Mark II Mine Clearence Vehicle *
TM 20 Diamond Type 980 & 981 Tractor 6 x 4
Vickers Valentine Bridgelaying Tank *
Vickers Valentine Bulldozer Conversion