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by Mark Heaps
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87160

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: 6
Views: 554

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 !
by Mark Heaps
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: REME Museum, Lyneham, Wiltshire - 2020 events
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: REME Museum, Lyneham, Wiltshire - 2020 events

I must admit I never did visit the REME Museum when it was at Arborfield even though I did my basic training there at Training Base & Depot REME. Also there for trade training at SEE ( School of Electronic Engineering ) and back at times on upgrading course and various equipment courses when it was ...
by Mark Heaps
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87160

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

The two drum shaped objects behind the retaining plate were the air filters for the NBC system. The fan motor to the right of them was not a pressurising fan providing the NBC protection but a scavenge fan whose job was to extract dust from the incoming air so that it could not clog up the filters. ...
by Mark Heaps
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Big Scale RC Tanks crushing boats, cars and more!
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Big Scale RC Tanks crushing boats, cars and more!

It also shows the low ground pressure that the tracked vehicles had. They may be big and heavy but the track spreads that load out so they can get through areas that wheeled vehicles cannot. At a lot of the units I served with, the highlight on an open day was the raffle to crush a car with a tank. ...
by Mark Heaps
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 108
Views: 20951

Re: Chieftain info and banter

Reference the posts on other threads about the amber "flashing" light on Chieftain. I always knew it as the "winky pot" because the bulb did not flash on and off. When switched on the bulb would be continually illuminated. A motor rotated a reflector around the bulb causing the concentrated beam of ...
by Mark Heaps
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87160

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

For road work, the winky pot and side & tail lights had to be operational. On the last FTX ( Field Training Exercise) I was supporting Chiefys before we got the Challengers and in the middle of the countryside, we had one tank that whenever it moved, got about 10 meters and the circuit breaker for t...
by Mark Heaps
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87160

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

The sound of the ME never completely drowned out the tone of the GUE. The ME when being revved up could be louder but was a varying sound. The GUE running at constant revs was a consistent background noise which only changed according to the load placed on the generator and the health of the engine....
by Mark Heaps
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 7736

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

With the PAK 40 and PAK 43/41 as compact kits, I can see people who started off by purchasing one of them now wishing to progress and having a vehicle to tow them, so I agree the SdKfz 7 could be up for a re-run.

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: my 1;48 JU88
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: my 1;48 JU88

Only a Ju88 so nothing to worry about.
It it had been a Fw200 Condor, I would be tempted to say "The little Focke"

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87160

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

IIRC Gearbox wa OEP 220 and final drives was EP 80.
But I was an ECE and responsible for fixing the turret systems. VMs kept the tanks moving.

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87160

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil Woollard wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:23 am
the entire engine will be reviled albeit a thinner version! 8)
Not sure if a typo or just saying it as it was.
Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87160

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Richard Goodwin wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:40 am
Mark.......can you recall what colour the inside of the bins were on the inside either in service or if a replacement was demanded?
IIRC same colour inside as outside, the standard army green, and a black rubber sealing strip about 3/8 inches wide around the inside of the lids.

Mark
by Mark Heaps
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87160

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

John Clarke wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:31 am

I've seen this on a couple tanks, so it's not a one off.
Hi John,
Possibly a retro-fitted support for a cam pole.
On the front bin circled in green is a short tube angled forwards and slightly outwards which is the right size, shape and orientation for the cam poles.
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by Mark Heaps
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1206
Views: 87160

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Yes they were, except that in 4RTR the front left triangle bin was painted white and was our larder. I don’t remember the interior of the lids being painted but may be wrong about that. I also cannot remember the interior of the lids being red-oxided on any of the vehicles. When open, that would ha...