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by Mark Heaps
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 157
Views: 14741

Re: Chieftain Stuff

I really like these, but would the packs have been broken down to fit in the Chieftain stowage bins? Will the boxes fit in the models bins? I do not think the ration pack would have fitted in any of the Chieftain stowage bins or the stowage bins on any other armoured vehicle. Standard drills on any...
by Mark Heaps
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 157
Views: 14741

Re: Chieftain Stuff

For those that never experienced compo or the 4-man pack variant of it, The salt bottle was a pale blue colour. The tins were a shiny dark bronze colour, holding a tin up to the monitor gives #8f7143 Hex Color Code as a good match. Apply a gloss varnish over the top of it. The sundries pack was a cl...
by Mark Heaps
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 157
Views: 14741

Re: Chieftain Stuff

And to answer the question from Dave Dibb, I would suggest he offers a laser cut plastic stencil so people can either opt not to buy it and stow the boxes so the menu and date code cannot be seen, or purchase it so they can mark their boxes with dates suitable for the time-frame their model depicts ...
by Mark Heaps
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 157
Views: 14741

Re: Chieftain Stuff

For the 4-man box - Four half-size tins for the items he stated, plus in some 1 for the Oatmeal blocks ( 5 of them in a tin so there was always a rota in place for it ) I seem to recall 10 full-size tins with the other items being packed as Dave Nadin posted. Biscuits AB were issued seperately if re...
by Mark Heaps
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 157
Views: 14741

Re: Chieftain Stuff

on the compo the date range would be from Mid 1976 through to early 1980s. I would have to disagree with that date range for Compo for a Chieftain Mk5. The only time in 22 years I had new compo was when trialling the first boil-in-the-bags before they were accepted into service. New compo was held ...
by Mark Heaps
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 122
Views: 10154

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Just to clarify. The wear indicator is not a hole that goes through the tooth but a concave depression on each side. If memory serves me correctly, it was only about 5-6 mm deep at the middle point so as not to adversely affect the structural strength of that tooth. I would suggest the best way to r...
by Mark Heaps
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 122
Views: 10154

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

One tooth on each sprocket ring had the wear indicator and it was on both sides of the tooth.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 122
Views: 10154

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Did anyone notice the hole drilled into one of the sprocket teeth? Is it a timing mark or an alignment mark perhaps? Anyone know? That dimple is the wear indicator and was used as follows. The leading edge of the sprocket teeth would get the most wear with most movement of the tank being forward. W...
by Mark Heaps
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: The development of the tank - the Armoured Farmers' view
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: The development of the tank - the Armoured Farmers' view

Having read through the link, yes definitely done with the typical squaddie humour. Very enjoyable.

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69161

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

The wiper blade drive shafts on each cupola wiper drive motor could not get out of synch. Any photo or video suggesting such is down to either one shaft has lost all drive ( never experienced this ) or the grub screws securing the blade to the drive shaft have become loose and only occasionally catc...
by Mark Heaps
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69161

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I did wonder what that dirty great big armoured door was for, thank you Mark! The hinged hatch in the turret roof at the rear left what was under that ? The two turret batteries plus the filler tube for the drinking water container were under that one. The metadynes were under the bolted cover rear...
by Mark Heaps
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69161

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

The armoured plate on the back of the turret in the NBC box is where the old barrel came out and the new one went in doing a barrel change. A lot went on in the NBC pack, Scavenge fan and pressure sensor on the inlet side, pressure sensor and pressuring fans on the other side pressuring the vehicle....
by Mark Heaps
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: electric problem with steering unit / servo
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: electric problem with steering unit / servo

If trying the ferrite ring solution, please note slipping the cable just through it will not help. You need to feed the cable through, round the outside and then back through again.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69161

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I cannot remember what was under those rear left covers but I suspect likely to be antenna locations left over from the Larkspur fit. The ribbed spar between the commanders and loaders hatches has been puzzling me for some time. I experienced it once being used as a turret datum point trying to esta...
by Mark Heaps
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Welcome to a new Armortek Owner
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Welcome to a new Armortek Owner

My younger brother John Heaps has been a member of this forum for a couple of months, although only a prospective owner.
He reported today that his KT kit was delivered.
John, Welcome !