03.04.2022 18:00 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today we are showing off the third and final vehicle in out little mobile artillery themed trilogy: the Priest Kanagroo.
The Kangaroo was a series of conversions of surplus tank chassis into armoured personnel carriers. Several Stuart tanks had had their turrets removed in Africa to work as artillery tractors, but their thin armour precluded their use as improvised APCs. The first successful use of the conversion was undertaken by the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, who were in the process of switching from US provided Priest self propelled guns to towed 25 pdr gun-howitzers.
72 of these Priests were "defrocked" by the Advance Workshop Depot, with the guns and stowage removed and extra armour plates added. They first saw use in August 1944 in Operation Totalize south of Caen, supplementing the halftracks and universal carriers that were in short supply at the time. The Kangaroo would prove to be a useful vehicle, and further conversions were made from obsolete Ram tanks, as well as Churchill and Sherman IIIs. Our Priest Kangaroo was made by max3dd, Stubbfan and Matt Baker.
Finally today we have another render that was long forgotten: our M2HB and tripod. The M2HB was modified from DICE's original model by ctz, and the tripod was made by Seth soldier and Kev4000.
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