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by Michael Cecil
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: RR A/C Article in Windscreen Magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: RR A/C Article in Windscreen Magazine

Thanks you Armortek, and thanks to Colin Stone & Ian Young, too.

Hope the RR A/Car builders enjoy it.

Mike
by Michael Cecil
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: RR A/C Article in Windscreen Magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: RR A/C Article in Windscreen Magazine

Tried that but pdf is not a supported file type on this forum.

Mike
by Michael Cecil
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: RR A/C Article in Windscreen Magazine
Replies: 5
Views: 507

RR A/C Article in Windscreen Magazine

There is an excellent article on the Irish use of the RR armoured car in the August 2020 issue of Windscreen magazine. I only have a pdf file of it which is a format that I don't seem to be able to post here, unfortunately. Both the author, Colin Stone, and the magazine editor, Ian Young, have given...
by Michael Cecil
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Strange sherman tank
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Strange sherman tank

There are a few images in Fred Crismon's 'US Military Tracked Vehicles' along with a good explanation of the development, and why it failed. Total weight was said to be 124,000 lbs - over 55 tons, which Crismon concludes was too heavy to be practical as a mine exploder vehicle. The original concept ...
by Michael Cecil
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Visit to Kubinka Tank Museum
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Visit to Kubinka Tank Museum

It is an extraordinary collection. There were no walkway barriers and very few outside exhibits when I visited in 1991.It was the depths of winter, and my glove froze to the hull of Maus when I touched it (which was against the far wall just beyond the Carl Gerat 60cm mortar). I think we were the se...
by Michael Cecil
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1419
Views: 117172

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Marcus, Thanks for those excellent images: make great references, with a range of dates, differences in markings, and different liner manufacturing methods. The 1965 dated cans are interesting with Ball from Radway Green (RG) and Tracer from Kynoch (K). Of course, the 'staged' length of rounds do...
by Michael Cecil
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1419
Views: 117172

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Thanks Marcus, for posting those: some interesting variations. Is that AUSCAM cloth you have them sitting on? So M13 link, when manufactured in the UK, is Mk.1 link. Thanks, I've learned something. I've edited my original post accordingly I also note from Marcus' images that the liners have 200 roun...
by Michael Cecil
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1419
Views: 117172

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil, Not sure I'd call it a problem, just curious why you used a liner marked for US military ammunition, rather than one from British production, on a very British tank, especially given your amazing attention to detail and obviously accomplished modelling abilities. In this case, I can't detai...
by Michael Cecil
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1419
Views: 117172

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil,

Been following your build with great interest. Quality work.

Is there a reason why you chose to equip the MAG-58 commander's MG with US military ammunition, please? I may be wrong, but I thought Britain was self-sufficient in small arms ammunition manufacture?

Regards

Mike
by Michael Cecil
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Aiming Posts
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: Aiming Posts

I think I should add a little more detail ... I said that one of each crosshead type (round or square) was carried on each gun. True for Aussie guns, which allowed for flexibility in terms of mixing guns between Sections within a Troop or a Battery. The British Army in WW2 did it a little differentl...
by Michael Cecil
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Aiming Posts
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: Aiming Posts

The 'Posts, Aiming, Crosshead, No.1' was black with white numbers and arrow, with a black and white stem. I am not aware of an official red-painted variant for field artillery (maybe for mortars?). There were two types of aiming post: with a round head or a square head, each 3 inches (round = 3 inch...
by Michael Cecil
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Books
Replies: 8
Views: 1904

Re: Books

This one, on the Australian pattern carriers, is still available ....

https://www.michaelkcecil.com/workszoom/2115182

Mike
by Michael Cecil
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For They Shall Not Grow Old....
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: For They Shall Not Grow Old....

Hi All, Great film, but I agree with Adrian about the repetition. The tank colour didn't appear accurate, either - a green, rather than brown finish. But overall, fantastic and grateful he had his company do it. Jackson was also instrumental in the WW1 aviation short film that forms part of the WW1 ...
by Michael Cecil
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: For Sale: 25pdr items excess to requirements
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Re: For Sale: 25pdr items excess to requirements

Reasonable offers considered. :D

Mike
by Michael Cecil
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: For Sale: 25pdr items excess to requirements
Replies: 1
Views: 544

For Sale: 25pdr items excess to requirements

Having satisfactorily completed my Aust version of the 25-pdr, I have a number of items that are now excess to requirements. These are: (1) Armortek barrel, muzzle brake, counterweight, etc. The buffer & slide and the saddle have been modified. (2) Armorpax 25-pdr kit items: metal and resin parts; t...