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by Michael Cecil
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Aiming Posts
Replies: 5
Views: 724

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: 724

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: 7
Views: 1422

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: 833

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: 325

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: 325

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...
by Michael Cecil
Tue May 21, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oh Dear !
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

Re: Oh Dear !

From the Pen & Sword 'Tank Craft' website ... "An innovative series following in the footsteps of the popular Ship Craft and Flight Craft ranges, launching in Autumn 2016, TankCraft aims to provide modelmakers and tank enthusiasts with a new standard of primarily visual reference of both full-size t...
by Michael Cecil
Sat May 18, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 180
Views: 34626

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Stephen,

"All I need to do now is ask Mick Graham to alter my print...... perhaps not."

Be really, really bold! Commission an original painting! (.... and make an artist really, really happy!)

Nice bit of detective work, Stephen, in identifying your tank.

Mike
by Michael Cecil
Thu May 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 180
Views: 34626

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Found a few more for your enjoyment .... you won't find any of these via Google, at least not the colour shots, as the photographer was either me or my better half. The two of the tank being driven are the same tank being delivered from the RoRo in my previous post, just with the barrel end re-attac...
by Michael Cecil
Wed May 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 180
Views: 34626

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

I'm glad they were of some interest. The Chieftain with the short barrel (chopped off to reduce shipping cost, welded back on for display) was when it was being delivered from the Ro-Ro into the Port of Melbourne, Australia, in the mid-1990s. The chap visible at the rear with the red beard is someon...
by Michael Cecil
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 180
Views: 34626

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Stephen, Stumbled across these in my photo-archive today while looking for something else (of course!). Thought they may be of some marginal interest. Interesting 3-colour (?) (or is that 2 colour + discolouration) cam scheme on the short-barreled Chieftain being driven onto the low-loader. The A/te...
by Michael Cecil
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: 17 Pounder
Topic: Hunting tigers with Pheasants
Replies: 6
Views: 4063

Re: Hunting tigers with Pheasants

There is a restored example of a Pheasant at the Armour & Artillery Museum in Cairns, Australia. It was imported from the restorer in the UK. Australia also built an interim version of the 25/17-pdr using a lengthened welded 25-pdr trail, before manufacturing the conventional 17-pdr split trail. Mike
by Michael Cecil
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Jeffs 25 pounder
Replies: 123
Views: 28115

Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Jeff, From my notes of measurements taken of a 25-pdr displayed at Tiaro, in Qld, and posted on Tony Baker's thread: "The No.20 Fuze Indicator (ie the slide rule) mounts are 690mm apart, and the top edge of the brackets are 18mm from the top edge of the shield. The right hand bracket is positioned 4...
by Michael Cecil
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Jeffs 25 pounder
Replies: 123
Views: 28115

Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Hi Jeff, The Fuze Indicator had a canvas cover and was held in brackets attached to the shield folding extension by two webb straps. I'm sure I've seen images of it in Tony Baker's build thread (1:1) on the MLU website (along with many other 25-pdr parts/accessories). I'll track the thread down and ...
by Michael Cecil
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Jeffs 25 pounder
Replies: 123
Views: 28115

Re: Jeffs 25 pounder

Hi Jeff, I just realised you mentioned the 'holster shaped pouch on the right side of the shield', which is for the Field Clinometer. I was actually referring to the Sight Clinometer, which is normally housed in a straight-sided leather case, similar to the Fuze Key case, mounted on the left side of...