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by Stephen White
Sun May 26, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Weston War AG
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Weston War AG

Great terrain to operate on. Story not to have been with you.
by Stephen White
Sun May 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 60
Views: 4540

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Seeing Steve Winstone's superb reflectors, I thought I'd refresh my memory of the lighting arrangements on Chieftain. Screenshot 2019-05-26 at 09.46.21.jpg This photo from Steve's post shows the right rear side light and the registration plate light (one off, right side only). Chieftain_Mk_6_00006.j...
by Stephen White
Sun May 26, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: chieftain parts
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: chieftain parts

Great parts Steve, as ever. A full set of bin catches for Chieftain is eleven. A lot of crews however managed to "acquire" extra back bins and attached them to the rear of the turret either side of the NBC pack. I don't know if Armortek intend to include these but if anyone does want to add the extr...
by Stephen White
Fri May 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: Chieftain info and banter

If anyone wants to see it in the flesh, the Tank Museum has this:

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by Stephen White
Fri May 24, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: Chieftain info and banter

The scrim ( parts of cam-nets ) to break up the outline of the barrel looks good, but in my experience attached to four different cavalry units 1987 onwards, it was not used except for tanks that were playing as the enemy. Mark, I checked in RAC Training Vol 1 Armour and there is no comment to that...
by Stephen White
Sun May 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 60
Views: 4540

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

To give some further sense of scale to these Cold War Field Training Exercises, in addition to the troop numbers in the post above, the exercise involved troops from UK, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The following vehicles and aircraft took part: Wheeled vehicles - 7400 Tracked vehicles. - 9...
by Stephen White
Sun May 19, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 60
Views: 4540

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Exercise KEYSTONE 1987. These photos are from Lars de Vries' marvellous archive of pictures of exercises in Germany and were taken by Frank Kirchner, for which thanks. KEYSTONE was run in the so called exercise season, in early Autumn, once the crops were in. It took place in an area which would hav...
by Stephen White
Sun May 19, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 60
Views: 4540

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Some more from Exercise KEYSTONE, 1987. The photos were taken around the Gronau area, to the west of the Sibesse Gap, a feature around which NATO forces would have fought a decisive action had the Warsaw Pact attacked. Although D Squadron 4RTR were acting as enemy, the "Friendly Forces" were exercis...
by Stephen White
Sun May 19, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Australian Tankers
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Australian Tankers

'Morning chaps.

Greetings from My Aussie Cent.

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by Stephen White
Fri May 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 60
Views: 4540

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Today, the web has come up trumps. I've so far not been able to confirm the ERM (equipment registration mark) for my "Chinese Eye Chieftain". The best photo I have of it has the ERM obscured by CPL Clarke, my operator. PICT0042 copy.jpg This afternoon, I posted a request on FaceBook and within an ho...
by Stephen White
Tue May 14, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 60
Views: 4540

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Latest magnificent print from Mick Graham, ex 4 RTR.

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Copies available from Mick's site here:

https://www.mickgrahamart.com
by Stephen White
Fri May 10, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: Chieftain info and banter

MarK, that plate is like the two hooked plates on the upper hull slides, one of those things fitted but with no real purpose. I can’t now remember what it’s for but it certainly pre-dates DFWES. It’s on the pre-production series vehicles and was certainly on tanks in my Regiment although I’ve seen p...
by Stephen White
Wed May 08, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: Chieftain info and banter

Thanks Mark, yes, you'll see I commented on the video a while back: Good effort with the BATUS paint scheme and Fourth Tanks Chinese Eye but..... someone needs to let the driver into the secret about gear changing and oh, to see a Chieftain being moved without the gun on stab. It won't be long until...
by Stephen White
Tue May 07, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Donkey Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Donkey Engine

Good recall, Mark:

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by Stephen White
Tue May 07, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Was the Tiger II any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Was the Tiger II any good?

Now I've got your attention.... I was reading through the 21st Army Group Technical Reports from late 1944 to the end of the war in the Tank Museum Archive today. I was actually trying to find reference to the fitting of "Normandy Cowls" flame suppressors to Comet but came across a number of interes...