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by Stephen White
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Shows at the Tank Museum Bovington, 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 2890

Re: Shows at the Tank Museum Bovington, 2019

SW Model Show, The Tank Museum, 28/29th Sep. This is the last show of the season at Bovington and we are currently registered to attend as Armortek customers. We should have a running area in the Tank Story Hall. Could I please ask that you let me or Chris Hall as soon as you can if you would like ...
by Stephen White
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes
Replies: 38
Views: 862

Re: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes

While we’re at it Mark, capital S in Royal Signals...... all the best.
by Stephen White
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Armortek Open Day 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6042

Re: Armortek Open Day 2019

Some great pics being posted. I only got around to getting the camera out at the tail end of the day but here's my contribution. IMG_7912.jpg IMG_7915 copy.jpg IMG_7916 copy.jpg IMG_7917 copy.jpg IMG_7918 copy.jpg IMG_7919.jpg IMG_7920 copy.jpg IMG_7921.jpg IMG_7922.jpg IMG_7923.jpg IMG_7924.jpg IMG...
by Stephen White
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Armortek Open Day 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6042

Re: Armortek Open Day 2019

Ian Maw has posted some very professional videos on YouTube here: 1. Tank Parade: https://youtu.be/NR3eEwWUrU8 2. David Fletcher talk on M3: https://youtu.be/B7d27hYDbyQ 3. Stephen White talk on Centurion in Vietnam: https://youtu.be/5Ks8x2W7ZLY 4. Lee Smith talk on Tiger 1 and King Tiger: https://y...
by Stephen White
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Armortek Open Day 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 6042

Re: Armortek Open Day 2019

Bottoms up Chris.... As the commentator said, the Centurion exerts a ground pressure of 12 lbs/sqr in, which is considerable less than you're applying now to your lounge chair.... . He must have got his calculations wrong? That aside, Kian, Monique and the team, including Gill and Mark, thank you fo...
by Stephen White
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 88
Views: 11332

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Rumbled. Well spotted John. It was a slow afternoon. Phil, sorry to disappoint. I haven't really decided yet whether to put the track pads on. If I do, they'll need a lot of "distressing". They took a bashing and had to be replaced regularly. We'd have taken them off at the first stage of warning, d...
by Stephen White
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 88
Views: 11332

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Making a start with the tracks, as ever. Fingers a bit sore.

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by Stephen White
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes
Replies: 38
Views: 862

Re: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes

Very much a Jock Tankie thing. Stuff goes on north of the border. Tin mug, lots of oily finger prints, purple content downed before the coffee. Warmed most parts but made long range observation tricky. Totally medicinal.
by Stephen White
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes
Replies: 38
Views: 862

Re: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes

John, I'm not qualified to talk about wiggly amps, that's Mark's field but I can comment on refreshments. Forget the wine, too smart and too fragile. In WW2, during a roadside halt in France maybe but not on Chieftain. I did have a bottle of Grouse once but it smashed and my tank suits smelt very go...
by Stephen White
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes
Replies: 38
Views: 862

Re: Spanners and other stuff you could put in the tool boxes

Here you go gentlemen. We'll make a gunner mech out of you yet, John. And to think I knew all this stuff once. Screenshot 2019-09-12 at 18.14.55.jpg Now, one (two actually) for John Heaps - tell me what you know about the pre-filter bypass flap valve solenoid switch. Or if that doesn't appeal, how a...
by Stephen White
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Elektrikery
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Elektrikery

Simon, you're right, it does need updating. I don't think much has changed to alter the advice but I suppose it should be updated to take account of any changes which are relevant to the new motion system which Kian announced recently. I added one very minor change to the other topic on setting up S...
by Stephen White
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 266278

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Thanks Phil and Derek, your comments mean a lot. I keep checking back with the surviving crew and will always be guided by them. They've been very supportive to date, particularly with the sound recordings I used. Derek, looking forward to catching up on Sunday. I'm going to be doing a short talk on...
by Stephen White
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 266278

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Time to apply one more small but significant detail. On the 6th June, 1969, ARN 169064 was hit by two North Vietnamese Army RPG-7 rocket grenades during the Battle of Binh Ba. The first struck the resilient rail in the rear left corner of the hull, the shrapnel wounding the crew commander, CPL Barry...
by Stephen White
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Centurion
Topic: My Beaut Aussie Cent
Replies: 1007
Views: 266278

Re: My Beaut Aussie Cent

Mark, apologies for not replying sooner. It seems it's sufficient to flash the BMS with a 24 battery briefly, although the manufacturers insist it shouldn't be necessary and all that's required is to reconnect. I've had a 6S 1300mAh 85C lipo around for model aircraft and will carry it in my tool box...
by Stephen White
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Electronics Topics
Topic: Elektrikery
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Elektrikery

Simon, I believe the modules are backwards compatible but check with Armortek. Re radio systems, see the Knowledge Base here:

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