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by John Wiggins
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Cutting mats
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Cutting mats

Modeling mats new in at the Tank museum shop.
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Two sizes available for each tank, cats or Sherman.
Got to be the Sherman. :lol: :D :lol:

John
by John Wiggins
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Pads on side of UC
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Pads on side of UC

Yes. :D
by John Wiggins
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Pads on side of UC
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Pads on side of UC

Hi Adrian They were for the retaining rods that supported the deep wading attachments. 25A30C83-7898-4E4A-87F9-7EC12EA4078E.jpeg All uc’s from Normandy onwards would have them. The joins were taped and a lot of gooey black bostik was used to seal them. You can still see the residue left on the sides...
by John Wiggins
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Resources
Replies: 28
Views: 3346

Re: Resources

Hi
This is a Canadian Mk1 upgraded to Mk2 . It still retains some of its ancestry. Over the winter of 43/44 thousands of Canadian carriers were updated in this way.

https://youtu.be/fxaoREA0GOs

Regards
John
by John Wiggins
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 528
Views: 71732

Re: Armorteks next model

My favourite Tank Chats presenter talking about my favourite vehicle. Enjoy :D :D

https://youtu.be/5qdaONEDRIo

Regards
John
by John Wiggins
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 528
Views: 71732

Re: Armorteks next model

Please Santa deliver this to Armortek towers.......

https://youtu.be/yCEq-oX5qkM

Merry Christmas and a healthy new year for you and your family.

Best regards to all

John Wiggins
by John Wiggins
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Mk1 carrier
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Mk1 carrier

There is a lot of info on the Mk1 carrier in the Plans pack from the Tank Museum. I don’t know whether the library is open with the closures, so my be difficult to obtain a copy. 2D64D4CA-F0BF-46D8-BED1-E73A2CDA52AA.jpeg Here is a selection from the pack. The aerial diagram. CD54A7EC-C79E-40C5-AC51-...
by John Wiggins
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Mk1 carrier
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Mk1 carrier

Apologies for the lack of explanation on some of the the photos in the previous post, my dyslexia and finger trouble got me confused. What it is to grow old. :roll: Anyways here is a little more information. First photo H 16602, a Mk1 AOP carrier. Taken in the UK in 41. It has line laying kit on the...
by John Wiggins
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Mk1 carrier
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Mk1 carrier

Here are a few images of Mk1 carriers from the IWM. 6DDD7B5B-8689-4B70-AB79-AE28601C6F64.jpeg 9CB5B977-5A1E-482C-9A3D-D893FEA48DE9.jpeg 57426D8D-F830-4A60-8804-A44002EDA3C9.jpeg 21C5B080-080B-4B1E-9CDD-0ABFDEB9DABC.jpeg 1DAD3F37-2563-4C92-83A6-2BF744C2D156.jpeg 6C2999CE-C1E0-41E2-BB47-F438BD0BD710.j...
by John Wiggins
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Mk1 carrier
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Mk1 carrier

If you would like to convert the Armortek Mk2 carrier into a Mk1 carrier as used in the desert and Italy these are some basic ideas. 979D2ACD-54AD-438A-A065-1444BB0A020D.jpeg The front is straight forward, leave everything off, apart from the spare wheel, and fabricate 2 large head lights. 5308164D-...
by John Wiggins
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18
Replies: 61
Views: 4740

Re: Armorpax's Armortek UC - No.18

Nice one Dave looking good. Seeing the outside of the carrier there needs to be fittings for the deep wading kit, fasteners for the rear bin (which held three 37 small packs and an officer hold-all), and a canvas trough used for holding the camouflage net. A0C91D5D-917D-4CCD-A71A-AFA6BC149598.jpeg R...
by John Wiggins
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Morris Quad
Topic: Quad 67
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Quad 67

Progress on the chassis so far. The main motor is run in, I’m happy with the steering and the winch moves slowly. I still need to sought out a suitable cable and find out how it is threaded onto the winch drum. Trying to work out where to put the electronics and see what cables need extending. 0BD53...
by John Wiggins
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Armortek forerunner
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Armortek forerunner

Was this Armortek in a different age? :wink: :lol:

https://youtu.be/gkYpIzBqG6w

Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2021 to everyone at Armortek and to all forum contributors. Stay safe.

Repeat after me CVR-(T).........CVR-(T)................


John
by John Wiggins
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Resources
Replies: 28
Views: 3346

Re: Resources

Another YouTube video worth a watch....
It shows carriers of 15th Scottish div being loaded onto Buffaloes for a river crossing in 1945.
Anyone know the river, possibly Rhine or Elbe?

https://youtu.be/i6DW0D1qv7k

Happy Christmas (carrier building) and a better 2021.
Regards
John
by John Wiggins
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Universal carrier 28
Replies: 0
Views: 379

Universal carrier 28

Christmas came early, today :D :D :D
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With thanks to the better 2/3rds for emptying her piggy bank to buy me the best present ever 8) :)

Looking forward to lots of fun in 2021.

Regards
John