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English: 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.
Armoured Vehicle, Royal Engineers - AVRE
Armoured Ramp Carrier - ARC
Armoured Bulldozer/Centaur Bulldozer
Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle - BARV
See also: Sherman BARV