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by Stephen White
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 167
Views: 27633

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Phil, the embossed characters refer to the drawing number in the style FV******. I’ll dig out a photo of the weld but I can tell you offhand that it measures 44mm across, ie 7mm in one sixth.
by Stephen White
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cambrai
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Cambrai

I joined the Army after gunpowder had gone out of fashion........... I can admit to being in charge of the mixing of gunfire one Cambrai Day. The cookhouse supplied a "Norgie" (= Norwegian food container) Norgie B-500x505.JPG filled with tea and the Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant supplied the Pus...
by Stephen White
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cambrai
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Re: Cambrai

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Cambrai Day.


We will remember them.
by Stephen White
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Cambrai
Replies: 11
Views: 681

Cambrai

102 years ago this evening, Brigadier General Hugh Elles, commanding the Tank Corps in France issued this Special Order of the Day: D16FD139-A681-4D3E-8077-4B44D3502B98.jpeg Cambrai Day is tomorrow, the day the tank came of age in the hands of the world’s first tank unit. Tradition has it that Tanki...
by Stephen White
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 167
Views: 27633

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

John, Phil, you were talking about modifying the idler assembly to conceal the Armortek shaft retaining nut. This might help:

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I'm also noting the 45 deg chamfer on the side of the toe plate, which I'll be adding to my list of machining operations.
by Stephen White
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 167
Views: 27633

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

and these:

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by Stephen White
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 167
Views: 27633

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Try this Phil.

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by Stephen White
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 167
Views: 27633

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Phil, I think I'm still getting over my previous relationship with Centurion. I was with her for years and parting is hard. This new Chieftain is a lot more glamorous but she's hard to pin down and just when I think I'm getting somewhere, she goes off with someone else.......
by Stephen White
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 167
Views: 27633

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Getting good top shots of tanks is always a challenge. I recently took a fancy to the new DJI Mavic Mini drone, which is getting good reviews. I'm not intending to become a Vlogger on YouTube or to race FPV drones but I did think it would be a useful tool for obtaining otherwise impossible reference...
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 167
Views: 27633

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

A couple more from the albums. It's Canada again, A Sqn, 4RTR in 1980. We were again supporting an infantry battle group, 2nd Battalion, Royal Green Jackets I believe. PICT0108 copy.jpg This picture is interesting for what it shows of the power of the 120mm L11 main armament, firing APDS. It shows t...
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 94
Views: 9283

Re: Chieftain Stuff

Dave, that's outstanding, truly lifelike. Worth all the effort you've put into it. The Larkspur antenna fittings are in the post to you. All the best. Stephen
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 70
Views: 9351

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Yes, John, that's what I was referring to obliquely as well, but I didn't want to spoil your sport for others. It's a Chieftain spin on a "spot the ball" competition.
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 108
Views: 12995

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Youngjae, congratulations, your Chieftain is looking superb. You have great masking skills. Thanks for sharing your build here on the Forum.
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 70
Views: 9351

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

John, a couple more for you: IMG_6019.jpg IMG_8011.jpg Of course, Chieftain was built on two lines, Vickers Ellswood and ROF Leeds, so there might be some variation on those grounds. Chieftain was also ordered in relatively small batches, see the contract history in Dick Taylor's book. In amongst th...
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 167
Views: 27633

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Mark, given that the Hitler Hoehe was the highest feature on the ranges, maybe this is a “tall story”?