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by Stephen White
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69155

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Don't go by the markings on the photo at the bottom, they're not original. I'm guessing the rounds shown are drill rounds used in the sim, ie the turret drills trainer or were taken at Lulworth, the RAC Gunnery School, or the RAC Gunnery Wing in Hohne, Germany. The font is wrong and they're obviousl...
by Stephen White
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtiger Order Is In.....!
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: JAGTIGER ORDER IS IN.....!

Can anybody hear me...............?
by Stephen White
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69155

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Great details Phil. Vince, you might find these helpful, they're from Rob Griffin's book, for reference. Your HESH round model looks great. Note that on the base, there should be four circular recesses, which are the vents for the tracer. They're visible on the last photo. Scan 31 Mar 2020 at 18.27 ...
by Stephen White
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 223
Views: 25744

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Youngjae, your project is ambitious and a lot of us are following, hoping very much that you succeed. You're certainly devoting a lot of effort to it. I did a lot of work on stabilisation, barrel smoke, recoil and linear actuators on my Centurion with mixed success. If it's of any help, may I offer ...
by Stephen White
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69155

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

You should be able to extrapolate the lengths and other dimensions from knowing the diameter is more or less 120mm. l15a5_apds.jpg l20a1_practice.jpg l31a7_hesh.jpg l32a1_apdsfs.jpg l32a5_practice.jpg l34a1_wp.jpg MVC_737S.jpg MVC_739S.jpg MVC_741S.jpg The WP smoke proj was the same size as SH/P or ...
by Stephen White
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69155

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, I'll see what I can do but I'll give you a clue about one dimension. The diameter is 120mm........ not including the driving band.
by Stephen White
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69155

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Looking superb now Phil. The tank filler (8) was for the crew drinking water tank, which from memory was in unpainted metal. The tank provided water to a small brass tap, conveniently near the BV. Unfortunately, the tap was useless and you had to keep checking it or you got water dripping onto the c...
by Stephen White
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 157
Views: 14741

Re: Chieftain Stuff

All good Dave. I think someone was asking about labels. The cans came with the contents stencilled on the lids. That might be one challenge too many? I have an idea that some of the cans of Pichards were commercial cans with red labels. Of course, as a Scottish regiment, the Fourth knew all about pi...
by Stephen White
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: A 47 years old love
Replies: 153
Views: 48220

Re: A 47 years old love

Excellent Frank, one of the most interesting build threads on the Forum. Lot's of innovation to enjoy.
by Stephen White
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69155

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Can anyone identify this area of the turret please? I would say loader as it's left of the breech and there's plenty of room, also what are the conical fittings at head height, and the Orange handles? Photo shows the left front of the turret, ie the loader's station. The orange handles are the bree...
by Stephen White
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 157
Views: 14741

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Great stuff Dave. Don't let anyone hoard compo. IMG_3514.jpg Menu D was the champion, chicken curry. By 1981, Defence cuts had begun to bite and there were two casualties: Hähnchen Supremo and Steak and Sidley alias "babbies' heeds". I don't think I ever saw the famed Rich cake on exercise, the marr...
by Stephen White
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69155

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I have no idea what the plates are for close to the fume extractor but I fitted them all the same. See here: 38-0165df1294.jpg The "anti-friction pads" did quite the opposite, they increased friction where it was required. The internal ones were intended to reduce the tendency of the thermal sleeve...
by Stephen White
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May
Replies: 32
Views: 2607

Re: Militracks 2020 - 16/17 May

As the Chinese say: may you live in interesting times. Which is of course intended as a curse..... Prophetic really. Unless, as you say, this is a golden excuse for quality shed time. Now, at five years a go, I've got ten years of entertainment, no make that twelve as one of them is Chieftain.
by Stephen White
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69155

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, Great work. The original had a four position rotary switch for the commander, with which you could select Off/Stby/IR and, by lifting the knob out if a detent, White light. On the diagramme from Pam 33, which Kevin posted, figure 2 is the IR lens, in the form of an opening door, actuated by th...
by Stephen White
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 180
Views: 33428

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

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D Sqn, 4 RTR exercise in Denmark. OC’s tank, just before my time in command. That’s real “weathering”.