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by Steve Ellis
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69184

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil
Three questions, where do you get you letters from for the FV No’s and what size are they.
Second where did you get your piano hinges from.
Lastly what are you using to make the strips that go round 5he mantle cover.
by Steve Ellis
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69184

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil
I just happen to have a Commanders Sight sitting on a shelf in my workshop, I can send some pics if you like.

Steve
by Steve Ellis
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69184

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

We were at the Tank Museum today so took these for you.
by Steve Ellis
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69184

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil as promised pics of the NBC Pack.
Also some pics of the Loaders Periscope.
by Steve Ellis
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69184

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil

Some photos I took at Bovington. I will post some pics from the Pam33 tomorrow.
by Steve Ellis
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69184

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil
Some images of the TUAAM box the antenna base sits on.
by Steve Ellis
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69184

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil

Hope these help.
by Steve Ellis
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 108
Views: 20475

Re: Chieftain info and banter

That is the correct position. The BV tray slotted into two receivers on the turret ring.
If memory serve me correctly when the main armament recoiled it cam within a couple of inches of the BV.
There was no where else in the turret for it to be stowed, especially when firing on the move.
by Steve Ellis
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 122
Views: 10156

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Hi Richard The hubs were filled with OEP 220 (Oil Extreme Pressure), the filler plug is like an open ended cylinder, when you unscrewed the filler plug and pulled it out, it comes out about two inches, there is a cut out section about half the depth of the cylinder and a couple of centimetres long, ...
by Steve Ellis
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 7011

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

The suspense is killing me.
I’m guessing announcement at midday.....
by Steve Ellis
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement
Replies: 108
Views: 7011

Re: 31st Jan 2020 - new kit announcement

I think the clue is in the wording Allied and German, not Axis
I’m thinking Churchill and Leopard 1?
by Steve Ellis
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Wanteds `Elefant Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: Wanteds `Elefant Pics

Hi Ray

Hope these help.
by Steve Ellis
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69184

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil

I was at Bovington yesterday and took these for you. Like Steve I also recall the interior of some of the bins being red oxide. The exception was the front right bin which was painted white and used to keep the rations and cooking utensils in.
by Steve Ellis
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69184

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Hi Phil
Though these pics of the triangular bins might help.
by Steve Ellis
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 699
Views: 69184

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I can defiantly say that none of the vehicles in my regiment where fitted with these, I agree with Stephen that they were probably fitted after disposal.
Anybody who has climbed into the drivers cab with the gun rear will know haw cumbersome it was without all those extra rails in the way.