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by Stephen White
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 38
Views: 2436

Re: Chieftain info and banter

Good Chieftain video here from TankFest 2017: Screenshot 2019-06-15 at 13.53.05.jpg https://youtu.be/oYD1qYTv8Kc What do you reckon, Mark? Gun kit is on but the gun looks as though it's got creep in elevation? Stab isn't working as advertised. The Tank Museum could do with a good ECE. Loader needs a...
by Stephen White
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Czech Hedgehog (anti-tank obstacle)
Topic: John’s Czech Hedgehog
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: John’s Czech Hedgehog

Mark, we may need to run that again....

The Czech's in the posts.
by Stephen White
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Centurion
Topic: A 47 years old love
Replies: 119
Views: 28276

Re: A 47 years old love

Frank, I'm full of admiration for your skills on this top class Centurion. Glad to have helped but it's your engineering skills that are making it such a fine model. Stabilisation is a Holy Grail and it's not so easy as it seems. The physics are complex, indeed there is a very long and tedious PhD p...
by Stephen White
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things
Replies: 31
Views: 3461

Re: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things

Top quality build Mike, enjoying seeing someone bring something new to the party.
by Stephen White
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain info and banter
Replies: 38
Views: 2436

Re: Chieftain info and bante

Yes, accompanied by the phrase “It’s a big firm......”. Of course the most spectacular write-off saga of all time was the Donnington fire in 1988. Central Ordnance Depot Donnington was one of the two major MoD storage areas. One complete building was pretty much gutted. After that, a loss was always...
by Stephen White
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford
Replies: 20
Views: 732

Re: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford

Ack Mark. Re the met sensor, I wondered if I was just thinking of Challenger, so I checked a couple of sources. Dick Taylor shows a photo of the met probe fitted to Chieftain and says "very few IFCS tanks were fitted with....". Rob Griffin says that although it was part of the IFCS system design, it...
by Stephen White
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford
Replies: 20
Views: 732

Re: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford

Pete, really appreciate your posting the photos, as you say for a reference for others. That's also exactly my aim, adding to the reference stuff for others to use and enjoy. The banter with Mark is just that, we're both trying to bring the Armortek Chieftain to life. I at least am not being critica...
by Stephen White
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford
Replies: 20
Views: 732

Re: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford

Pete, you're not getting off that lightly... I've checked a couple of references and I need to qualify/correct a couple of things: Obturator stowage. As I thought, the correct stowage for the spare set of obturators was in the turret under the main armament breech. Bridge classification sign should ...
by Stephen White
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford
Replies: 20
Views: 732

Re: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford

OK Mark, I'll play...... 1.Chinese eye wrong location - should be: 4RTR The 1980,s 5.jpg 2. Tank name Dakeyne should be either be white on black rectangle or black on the green camouflage 3. Squadron tac sign and callsign missing from NBC pack, turret sides and convoy marking. See below 4. Convoy ma...
by Stephen White
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Stu's Grant.
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Stu's Grant.

Stu, as ever, if you're stuck on something, the first place to try is the Knowledge Base. I wrote a specific topic on painting tracks, here:

http://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewt ... e7b5a30fa9
by Stephen White
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Stu's Grant.
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Stu's Grant.

Stu, I'm sure the Grant Godfathers will step up to the plate but I'll offer my two cents. In December 1941, General Order 1272 introduced a standard single colour, British Standard Colour No. 61, Light Stone. BSC No 64 Portland Stone also features. In 1942, a more scientific analysis of camouflage n...
by Stephen White
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Real or fake
Replies: 453
Views: 75501

Re: Real or fake

Interesting Phil, so I thought I'd translate. The ranges for penetration are pretty salutary. The only weapon that doesn't require suicidal bravery is the 85mm on the T-34.

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by Stephen White
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford
Replies: 20
Views: 732

Re: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford

Pete This is us in Canada in 1975. PICT0029 copy.jpg PICT0030 copy.jpg We used the bazooka plate table whenever we leaguered up. Next door on your photos is the "basha" or "tank bivvy", luxury accommodation for four. The alternative, when at a higher state of readiness, was the back decks. Uncomfort...
by Stephen White
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things
Replies: 31
Views: 3461

Re: Mike's M3 Lee #12 Little Build Things

Great stuff Mike, love the way you've done the stiffening channels in the fenders. Did you press them? Thanks for sharing your model build, enjoying it. Stephen
by Stephen White
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Which airbrush to buy
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Which airbrush to buy

Tom, There is no significant functional difference between the various cup positions. If you intend to do large areas at a time, it makes sense to maximise the cup size. The Infinity CR Plus is as you say, offered with up to a 5ml gravity cup and a siphon option. If you need to go to the latter, the...