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by Michael Cecil
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shopping trolley
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Shopping trolley

Gave me a good laugh, but for the interested in the trivial and in the interests of accuracy and being 'picky..picky..picky' , the tank shown is a Centurion Mk.5/1 with a unique suite of Australian modifications, often called a Centurion Mk.5/1(Aust), and is armed with a 20-pdr main armament, not th...
by Michael Cecil
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 578
Views: 76675

Re: Armorteks next model

Be careful what you wish for ...

https://pacificrcjets.com/collections/kingtech-turbines

Mike
by Michael Cecil
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ammo Box
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Ammo Box

John,

I think you'll find it is RG, for Radway Greene, not 'PG', and the date 10-10-66 is the packing date of the box.

Mike
by Michael Cecil
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ammo Box
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Ammo Box

Hi Mark, The charger was used to load magazines away from the rifle - as you are aware, the L1A1 had a dust cover that prevented access from above the magazine while in the rifle, and the rifle receiver was not equipped with charger guides. A special magazine charger guide that sat on top of the mag...
by Michael Cecil
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ammo Box
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: Ammo Box

UK manufactured rifle ammunition packed in five-round charger clips, and then into cloth bandoliers, each bandolier pocket holding two clips (10 rounds), 50 rounds total. The ammunition was packed at Radway Greene in October 1966. Agree with Mark: BDR is bandolier, CHR is charger. The yellow disc sy...
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: 547

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: 547

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: 547

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: 398

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: 666

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: 118110

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: 118110

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: 118110

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: 118110

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: 1278

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...