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by Mark Heaps
Mon May 04, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil, Before you go to the trouble of making the fuel tanks, you may wish to check with John Heaps who would be able to confirm whether or not Chieftain had them. Challenger 1 and 2 did not, they were compartments in the rear panniers (the area above the tracks) which held fuel bags. Underneath e...
by Mark Heaps
Sat May 02, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

For anyone looking at replicating the details on their own model, Phil´s gunkit is FVGCE 4 ( ? ). If doing a later version with TOGS or Stillbrew, then you want FVGCE 10, Control Cubicle and PSU with the whee-bolt at the side of it behind the commander´s position. I joined Feb 1985, started trade-tr...
by Mark Heaps
Sat May 02, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Fitting & Filing....
Replies: 14
Views: 1129

Re: Fitting & Filing....

The 2009 Kingtiger had the same so it is not something specific to this latest release. Best not to apply loctite to any fasteners at first but wait till all fits after all the fettling and filing, then remove the bolts one at a time, apply loctite and re-insert them. I lost track of how many times ...
by Mark Heaps
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

For added realism, a couple of easy points. The slanting bit to the left of the breech opening is the FNA (Firing Needle Assembly) and the bit sticking out at the bottom is the Vent Charge Autoloader. They were both silver. I seem to recall they were unpainted and so bare metal, rather than being c...
by Mark Heaps
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil, I may be misinterpreting them but from the photos you have posted, it appears like you intend mounting the large charge bins on the turret floor so that they will rotate with the turret. Only the 3-charge triangular bin forward of the loader was mounted so, the rest were securely bolted to ...
by Mark Heaps
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

The right hand rear charge bin was indeed almost a mirror image of the left-hand rear one. The only details missing are the filling plug and the charging vent nozzle. The area around the individual bag charge containers was hollow and filled with coolant that was then pressurised. The idea being tha...
by Mark Heaps
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil,
Your photo shows 3 of the triangular shaped 3-round charge bins. Are you manufacturing some for other people as you only require one per tank ?.
For info, the colour of the BVs was also a lot lighter blue.

Kindest regards
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

The right hand rear hull charge bin was indeed under the commanders seat when the turret was directly gun front and not accessable. Loaders were trained to use that bin if circumstances allowed and re-plen the other bins from it when there was a break from the battle. The turret bin and left hand re...
by Mark Heaps
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

The clansman radios were connected to an IB2 orIB3 ( Interconnection Box 2-Radio or 3 -Radio ) depending on radio fit, normal tank or command tank. Turret radio harness was a 360 circuit around the turret so one break would not have affected operation. The CB ( Crew Box ) at each station had harness...
by Mark Heaps
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Chieftain Kit Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Chieftain Kit Wanted

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by Mark Heaps
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Make a rotary base junction for that floor and you will be able to rotate the turret 13 times clockwise before the turret unscrews and falls off.

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

First photo Chieftain due to the early NBC control panel. Second photo, I can not see anything to positively identify it as CH or CR1. BATUS in Canada had a CR1 as gate guard and I know for a fact that cables were removed from it to repair a tank out on the prairie. The cable I needed was unavailabl...
by Mark Heaps
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Photo 1 - Early Chieftain due to early NBC panel control panel
Photo 2 - neglected vehicle due to boxes missing.

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil, My job was making sure the BV would work, along with maintaining and fixing the other electrical and electronic systems if time allowed. Stephen White & John Heaps have more first hand knowledge of mechanical fittings and stowage points. However it looks to me like one of the later stowage ...
by Mark Heaps
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87152

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I'm heading toward the workshop in a mo but just thought this little warning label on one of the turret systems cabinets was interesting! That box with the warning sign had nothing to do with the metadynes which provided high current for the turret and gun drive motors. It was the power unit for th...