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by Stephen White
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: ARMORTEK OPEN DAY 2021
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: ARMORTEK OPEN DAY 2021

Kian, Monique, you're bearers of good news. It'll be a sell-out. Just to note that Millitracks is currently scheduled for 25-26th and I know a few of us were planning to go, if it happens. Perhaps of less importance, there are events at the Tank Museum on 4th and 18th.
by Stephen White
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Universal Carrier # 33
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Universal Carrier # 33

Alistair, happy new year. Welcome to an addictive hobby. If you haven’t already done so, do consult the Knowledge Base on this Forum. It’s intended to help. There are Basic Topics, which relate to building out of the box and Advanced, which cover customization techniques. Enjoy your build. Stephen
by Stephen White
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 515
Views: 71219

Re: Armorteks next model

Not only did the Opfor know the terrain they also cheated at times to beat the battlegroups. This is not only an off-topic comment but also a personal opinion. It doesn't really merit a reply but if anyone is interested an a different perspective, I"m in the happy position of being able to give my ...
by Stephen White
Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 515
Views: 71219

Re: Armorteks next model

Mark Heaps wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:25 pm
... although no doubt Stephen White would turn it into the abomination of a Salamander.
My modelling skills may be a bit rough but I’d hope to build a reasonable model rather than an abomination...now where do I buy one sixth scale drainpipe?

Happy Armortek New Year to one and all.
by Stephen White
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Track finish
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Track finish

It’s an old tradition in the Light Cavalry regiments, commemorating a famous incident at the Battle of Bussaco, (27th September, 1810) when two regiments of horse caught Napoleon’s Dragoon’s with their pants down.
by Stephen White
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Track finish
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Track finish

Only black tracks I ever saw were the ones the 4RTR RSM had painted to mark the edge of the parade ground. Don't recall any new ones with paint on. The "oxidisation" is BATUS dust. But each to his own....
by Stephen White
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 515
Views: 71219

Re: Armorteks next model

See - vee are tee new model and vee like it.
by Stephen White
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: A 47 years old love
Replies: 194
Views: 63665

Re: A 47 years old love

That's looking pretty good, Frank. Not easy, as you say. I ended up using a very lightweight cotton callico but I wish I'd pre-shrunk it. When I applied the shoe-cream, it did shrink a bit. Frohe Weinachten. Stephen
by Stephen White
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Track finish
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Track finish

John It's a matter of personal choice. The Chieftain model tracks are steel and will need maintenance if you don't choose to protect them. Rust is inappropriate, certainly for an operational Chieftain. The tracks were made of a corrosion resistant alloy and frequent use polished the surfaces. Tracks...
by Stephen White
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Resources
Replies: 28
Views: 3340

Re: Resources

Noteworthy in the film clip are the LVT-IV Buffalo of 79th Armd Div. These Buffalo are armed with 20mm Polsten cannons, in addition to the two flex mounted .30 Browning machine guns. Quite formidable firepower but necessary for an amphibious assault vehicle.
by Stephen White
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Resources
Replies: 28
Views: 3340

Re: Resources

John You've got a choice of three: 15th Scottish took part in three major river crossing operations, Seine, Rhine, Elbe. This is in fact the latter, crossing the Elbe at Lauenberg on 29th April, 1945, just eight days before the German surrender. There are a couple of clues in the film. Firstly, the ...
by Stephen White
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Memorial
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Bailey Bridge MemorialR

Chris, when Eisenhower made his famous comment about the equipment with which the war was won, he should have included the Bailey Bridge. It was the only available solution for gap crossing for both the British and US forces. In the last three months of the war in Europe, the Allies had to cross the...
by Stephen White
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Bailey Bridge
Topic: Bailey Bridge Memorial
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Bailey Bridge Memorial

long since departed for the Elysian Fields. ... or to quote the Royal Tank Regiment motto, ..."to the Green Fields beyond". How interesting Chris. The memorial is indeed in Christchurch, which was the location of the MEXE (Military Engineering Experimental Establishment. MEXE was formed after WW2 f...
by Stephen White
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Lifepo4 Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Lifepo4 Battery

Allan Gerhard has provided some useful data but it's worth emphasising the purpose of a BMS. It protects against a momentary excursion beyond the safe parameters of the battery. It will detect a condition where the battery is about to exceed its limits and will shut it down, very effectively, before...
by Stephen White
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Lifepo4 Battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Lifepo4 Battery

Allan A qualified yes. You should just check the max peak current. A value of around 60A momentary would be good. It should also have a built in BMS (battery management system). 36Ah is overkill. With Lithium Iron Phosphate, you can reckon to get perhaps 140% better endurance compared with lead acid...