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by Stephen White
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heaven. 1944.
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: Heaven. 1944.

Sorry Brian, that's just a load of old Wehrmacht junk, shot to pieces by 17 pdrs and air to ground rockets. This is really heaven...... 00527058a6c3f0b7580543d403e94b1e.jpg DSC05366.jpg DSC05382.jpg Sorry, couldn't resist it. Mind you, if you had the contents of your photo available today, you would...
by Stephen White
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: L60 Fake News
Replies: 19
Views: 596

Re: L60 Fake News

Best I can do at the moment John.

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I may be able to do manufacturer's drawings sometime in the future.
by Stephen White
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: L60 Fake News
Replies: 19
Views: 596

Re: L60 Fake News

You have a point John. We used to say that you could get through the armour of a Leo 1 with a Black and Decker drill. AMX 30 was a joke. M-60 was a good tank but far too tall and M-1 was a fuel guzzler and had a significant vulnerability with ammunition stowage in the turret. The Chieftain 120mm was...
by Stephen White
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: L60 Fake News
Replies: 19
Views: 596

Re: L60 Fake News

John, Mark has described the regime when we were in barracks accurately but there was never any such thing as a typical year. I went back to Fourth Tanks in 1976 and I can describe what we got up to as a Regiment for the next ten years. - 74. Regiment did an "arms plot move" from UK to British Army ...
by Stephen White
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: wanted bolts for kt road wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: wanted bolts for kt road wheels

I believe the Armortek originals were cap heads: https://www.accu.co.uk/en/8-cap-head-screws#elasticsearch_id_feature_692500=692500_1&elasticsearch_id_feature_692499=692499_16&elasticsearch_id_feature_692473=692473_161&id_elasticsearch_category=8&orderby=ranking&orderway=asc 7BA is also a close appr...
by Stephen White
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann

So pleased Alastair that the project is in good hands and will be built as I intended. That opens the possibility of seeing your F01 and my Comet "Celerity" together, representing both sides of the the action on the Drebber, which was the last tank to tank engagement of the war in Europe for the Bri...
by Stephen White
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger build
Replies: 93
Views: 8524

Re: Tiger build

Mark, this is a quality build, a great pleasure to follow.
by Stephen White
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: L60 Fake News
Replies: 19
Views: 596

Re: L60 Fake News

Sorry gentlemen but unsubstantiated comments such as "piece of junk" are for World of Tanks. I'll just say that I lived with the L60 for nearly twenty years of operational service from troop leader to commanding officer and have a view on it. I'll just put up some of my opinions based on my experien...
by Stephen White
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 33
Views: 2782

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

OMD = Oil, Mineral, Detergent. The sequence of OMD oils was 75, replaced by 110, then 80 and finally 90. It would not be appropriate to replace an OEP (Oil, Extreme Pressure) with an OMD. OEP 220 remained in service throughout Chieftain's career and is still available. The Mk 1-3 and 5 User Handbook...
by Stephen White
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Fehrmann Tiger 1
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Re: Fehrmann Tiger 1

Sold subject to funds transfer Thanks for your interest. Bob, Phil, I've long wanted to do a Fehrmann Tiger to complement my unfinished Comet. I'd then be able to show two sides of the same engagement. Reality is though that my Pz III took four years, the Centurion has taken five so far and then I'...
by Stephen White
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Fehrmann Tiger 1
Replies: 6
Views: 613

Fehrmann Tiger 1

An opportunity to build a unique Armortek Tiger 1, the Fehrmann Tiger F01. F01 Composite Image.jpg Tiger F01 was a hybrid, based on a May 1943 production tank but much modified to a late Tiger production standard. The Fehrmann Tigers were assembled by instructors at the Panzer Schule in Fallingboste...
by Stephen White
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 33
Views: 2782

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Great stuff, John. I'd forget OMD-80 unless you're going for a late Chieftain, 110 was more common. Drivers were issued with small canvas tool bags for the smaller stuff, spanners etc, (of course known in the Army as Bags, Tool, No 1). The bigger bits of kit such as the gun cleaning rods were loose ...
by Stephen White
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender
Replies: 33
Views: 2782

Re: 00 FD 96 John's Main Contender

Gentlemen, I posted this in an earlier thread: " John, we carried a lot of spare oils and lubricants. The official stowage was in the turret baskets but we usually carried two additional drums on the rear mudguards, held on by spare fan belts bolted to the rear bins. It would be a good thing to add ...
by Stephen White
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Tiger 1 batteries

Ramon,

The batteries to look at are LiFePO4. This topic is covered in the Knowledge Base here:

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The subject has come up regularly and a search will find more threads.
by Stephen White
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford
Replies: 31
Views: 2015

Re: Chieftan 01EB70 at Duxford

https://youtu.be/jVDjjaYYxSs

They got a bum deal.....