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by Stephen White
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann
Replies: 43
Views: 5496

Re: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann

This popped up on FaceBook this morning. 473DD76D-4F32-4E26-B3DD-383789C1DBDE.jpeg Kevin Greenhalgh, who runs the Fallingbostel Military Museum, is posting his photo collection on FaceBook. The collection relates to Fallingbostel during its time as the Panzerlehrschule and the liberation of Belsen. ...
by Stephen White
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1197
Views: 86582

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, what you call the mounting frame is the gun cradle. If you read the blurb I copied it should make the various components clear.
by Stephen White
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1197
Views: 86582

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, I've sent you the gun cradle illustration last night. Screenshot 2020-04-14 at 20.08.17.jpg That's it on drawings from Pam 33 for the L11 mounting and recoil systems. By the way, the silver part on the top of the breech, with the large knurled knob on it is called the Stop, Running Back. It wa...
by Stephen White
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: FrSky Teranis plus with Benedini encoder
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: FrSky Teranis plus with Benedini encoder

Mark, yes, I've got a Taranis X9D with the Benedini rotary encoder. Installing it physically is dead easy but getting it recognised and calibrated is a bit sensitive. You've got to be very careful and slow as you "teach" each position. Having said that, I think there is a problem. I've not been able...
by Stephen White
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 166
Views: 13892

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Richard, I used to use the two part epoxies but I've recently started using UV activated glue and it's much better (stronger and adheres better). The only limitation is that the glue obviously has to be visible to the UV light source, so fillets and butt joints are fine but you'd struggle with gluin...
by Stephen White
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1197
Views: 86582

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

STILLBREW - armour upgrade to Chieftain turret and hull, producing the Mk 10. 1982-84. And before you ask, drawings are hard to come by and I've published what I have on the Forum, don't ask me where! Beware, you would not only have to capture the external dimensions and shapes but also the internal...
by Stephen White
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1197
Views: 86582

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Here you go, relevant pages and illustrations from Pam 33, the gunnery bible. Screenshot 2020-04-14 at 20.08.36.jpg Screenshot 2020-04-14 at 20.08.43.jpg Screenshot 2020-04-14 at 20.08.53.jpg Screenshot 2020-04-14 at 20.05.55.jpg Screenshot 2020-04-14 at 20.09.02.jpg Screenshot 2020-04-14 at 20.06.0...
by Stephen White
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1197
Views: 86582

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Any help? Keep up the good work.

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by Stephen White
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1197
Views: 86582

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, stowage of ammunition was the preserve of the loader, who practised a black art to get it all in. There were standard bomb loads and diagrammes to follow but a good loader would probably freestyle it to suit the operation and his preferences. Here are the three standard loads for the Mk 5. As ...
by Stephen White
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1197
Views: 86582

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, Vince, impressive details really add to the model. Great stuff. One small point, you would not have seen APDS (or DS/T) in the turret at the same time as Fin projectiles. The stowage was incompatible. The "Improved Kinetic Round" upgrade programme ran in conjunction with the introduction of IF...
by Stephen White
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Comet
Topic: A34 Comet Mk I Type A - New Build
Replies: 90
Views: 46297

Re: A34 Comet Mk I Type A - New Build

Today is the 75th Anniversary of 3RTR v Kampfgruppe Fehrmann or at least their sole representative, Franzen's F01. Some photos of the participants are here: http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/battlegroup-fehrmann-tiger-v-three-british-comets-3rtr.36224/page-13#post-875059 I'll copy this onto Alast...
by Stephen White
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann
Replies: 43
Views: 5496

Re: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann

Today is the 75th Anniversary of 3RTR v Kampfgruppe Fehrmann or at least their sole representative, Franzen's F01. Some photos of the participants are here: http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/battlegroup-fehrmann-tiger-v-three-british-comets-3rtr.36224/page-13#post-875059 I'll copy this onto my do...
by Stephen White
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann
Replies: 43
Views: 5496

Re: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann

Alistair, great to see the Fehrmann Tiger taking shape. You might find Mr Surfacer 500 doesn’t give you the volume you’re after. A very workable alternative is Upol High Build primer, sprayed on in stippled patches. I’ve found it much more useable than Mr Surfacer in this scale.
by Stephen White
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1197
Views: 86582

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

You’ll need to replicate the drink crazed MoJo in the driving seat and a crate of Slivovitz on the back seat.
by Stephen White
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Panzer III/StuG III
Topic: Suspension arm angle
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: Suspension arm angle

Oil, you might like to have a look at my Pz III build thread here: http://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=970&sid=4cf99282ec1eb11f7c46b5d6022dda74&start=15 I've just had another look and I'm surprised to see that I set mine at 40 deg. It will sit at a much lower angle with weight on,...