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by Stephen White
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: historical fake
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: historical fake

These might help:

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by Stephen White
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Waste Disposal Hatch
Replies: 19
Views: 970

Re: Waste Disposal Hatch

There you go John.

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by Stephen White
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: historical fake
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: historical fake

Ivano, as Simon says, the kit is non-specific and you can make a number of build standards. The concept of "early, mid, late" is entirely artificial and made up by so called post war experts. They were not terms used by the Wehrmacht and are therefore a meaningless convenience. In practice, the Tige...
by Stephen White
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtigers being loaded at F’ing B
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Jagdtigers being loaded at F’ing B

And this is, I believe, the loading ramp for Doellersheim training area. No buildings to be seen. On that evidence, it seems pretty conclusive.

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by Stephen White
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtigers being loaded at F’ing B
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Jagdtigers being loaded at F’ing B

Thanks for the pic Stephen. It was taken in late October 1944 at Döllersheim and shows JT hull # 305009 and 305010. Only 11 JT with Porsche suspension were built, including one command vehicle. All, but the prototype had Zimmerit. Peter, this is interesting. I asked the original poster, who lives i...
by Stephen White
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Exhaust box
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Exhaust box

33, 34 - I don't have the decode list from the full ISPL to hand but looking at the drawings of the exhaust system, I believe it secured a support bracket for the Aux Gen second silencer box which ran along the top of the exhaust box (inside).
by Stephen White
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Exhaust box
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Exhaust box

It's easy to be mislead by perspective in photos, which is why original drawings and measurements sometimes reveal unexpected results. These two pictures are the best I can find in my database for illustrating that the side plates of the exhaust box were trapezoidal not rectangular, consistent with ...
by Stephen White
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sdkfz FNB
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Sdkfz FNB

Photo of ultra rare SdKfz FNB: 69D55628-6E63-4DFE-AF37-FC22A5268155.jpeg For those who aren’t familiar, the SdKfz FNB (Fahren unter niedrigen Brücken) was of French origin and used as Beutepanzer. The unit which employed them was formed in the Panzerlehrschule Hohne in 1941. The Wehrmacht formed the...
by Stephen White
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Jagdtiger
Topic: Jagdtigers being loaded at F’ing B
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Jagdtigers being loaded at F’ing B

New photo? Just popped up on Fallingbostel Military Museum FB page
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by Stephen White
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Exhaust box
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Exhaust box

Richard, you can’t go by the position of the rear bIn. In this case, the mudguard it sits on has had a biff which has forced it upwards. The one on t(e other side looks less disturbed but either way, they moved in service and we’re all too easily damaged. The Leyland drawing is for the Mk 5, which w...
by Stephen White
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Exhaust box
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Exhaust box

Richard, would you care to share any photos which suggest there was an alternate exhaust box geometry? By the way, the pictures I posted above are selections from the original factory blueprints.
by Stephen White
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Exhaust box
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Exhaust box

On the real thing, the hull rear plate is at 5deg from the vertical and the rear plate of the exhaust box is perpendicular to the horizontal, as these drawings show:

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by Stephen White
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Detail question
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Detail question

Steve, it's a hangover from the redundant deep wading kit. Same as the hooks on the left hull side forward and the channels on the back of the turret. The hooks were used to retain the guy wires supporting the commander's elevated tower.
by Stephen White
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: What types of loctite to use
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: What types of loctite to use

John, as ever, there's a Knowledge Base Topic, which I haven't tarted up because the original posts cover the subject well enough.

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by Stephen White
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Steam distilatte
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Steam distilatte

Dunc If this is for a heating element type smoker, use eliquid or vape juice. Don't buy it made up, it's costly and smelly and you may get more than you bargained for. It's easy and cheap to make up yourself. You'll need two liquids, which you can get online: PG - propylene glycol. PG is a thinner l...