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by Stephen White
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29120

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

So we arrive at the following formula:

b = 120/y * θ/2

Where:

b = number of brews in a two hour stag
y = number of minutes to boil the BV
θ = coefficient of operator's enthusiasm (/2 halved during hours of darkness)
by Stephen White
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29120

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Richard, I'd like to think these figures are ingrained somewhere in my gunnery brain (but my course notes are more reliable) L11 elevation limits: Plus 356 mils (20.025 deg) Minus 178 mils (-10.0125 deg) Recoil: 35.5 cms Traverse: 6400 mils (all the way round, once, clockwise), 6398 mils (all the wa...
by Stephen White
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Kohima and the Lee
Replies: 0
Views: 223

Kohima and the Lee

New exhibition at the Keep military museum in Dorchester, UK.

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-ar ... court.html
by Stephen White
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: TIGER DAY - Armortek Event
Replies: 11
Views: 1407

Re: TIGER DAY - Armortek Event

It's been a long time since Armortek models featured at a show. Tiger Day 2021 - thunder, lightning, a 3.30 am start for one but after a full English breakfast and the rain finally stopping, it was a fun experience and good to be back together again. IMG_1426.jpeg IMG_1377.jpg IMG_1375.jpg IMG_1388....
by Stephen White
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Recommendations for best paint mixers
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Recommendations for best paint mixers

Chris, if you want it done properly, the best way is to take a genuine colour chip to someone who has a colour spectrometer and can sample and recreate the exact hue, intensity and tone. The best of the best are either in the elite car business or in vintage aircraft restorations. Since you're a con...
by Stephen White
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain engine bay from Armourgeddon.
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: Chieftain engine bay from Armourgeddon.

David, there are in fact two sets of slats, upper and lower, and they do sit in opposite directions. This was to ensure that the cooling air meets the radiators at the correct angle, drawn through by the two fans mounted on the power pack. The attached photo shows a section, front to back of the fro...
by Stephen White
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Wading Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Wading Rail

The driver's hatch is 2.25 inches, 57.15mm thick on Chieftain. The cast armour around the driver's hatch was a lot thicker. The wading rail had a port at the front to allow water to drain. Our drivers always kept a piece of wire in their cabs and at every opportunity they poked any debris through to...
by Stephen White
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Jerry and the M3
Replies: 25
Views: 4090

Re: Jerry and the M3

Jerry, love what you’re doing with the M3, thanks for sharing. An FrSky SBus to PWM decoder is your friend. I’ve just applied one to my X8R on my Cent, to give me an extra four proportional channels. It’s easy to fit but you’ll need an SBus channel changer too, to allocate Ch 9-12 to the new channel...
by Stephen White
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Churchill
Topic: Churchill Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Churchill Engine

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by Stephen White
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Churchill
Topic: Churchill Engine
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: Churchill Engine

Or "engines". The original design for the A20 had a 300bhp Meadows engine and was underpowered, as were a lot of contemporary tanks. When Vauxhall took over the design for the A22, they saw an opportunity to get into the tank engine market.Their solution was innovative: take two proven six...
by Stephen White
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Non-vehicle kits - Are they coming back soon?
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Non-vehicle kits - Are they coming back soon?

Armortek wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:54 pm
. Shipping products that contain wood is getting more difficult

Kian
Damn - no de Havilland Mosquito then?
by Stephen White
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Churchill
Topic: Churchill and the funnies
Replies: 27
Views: 1311

Re: Churchill and the funnies

The hydraulic throttle linkage was, I believe, the same system fitted to some British WW2 aircraft, notably the Short Stirling bomber and the Short Sunderland flying boat. They were literally lethal. Murray Peden, a Canadian Stirling pilot, summed up the problem: “The throttle, mixture, and pitch co...
by Stephen White
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 267
Views: 29120

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

I think its an electrical access point and its associated conduit although happy to be corrected by the more knowledgeable folk on here? Note the following: Richard, you're close. It's an armoured cable outlet which allows heavy duty cables to be routed from the main vehicle harness inside the hull...
by Stephen White
Mon Jul 05, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Universal Carrier
Topic: Twin motor drive
Replies: 47
Views: 4017

Re: Twin motor drive

Pete, it's YouTube I fear. Not too difficult to set up though. Stephen
by Stephen White
Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Hi there, from a new member.
Replies: 19
Views: 599

Re: Hi there, from a new member.

So John, dare I ask if you were known as "Fibel John....."? Welcome Ian, hope you enjoy the addiction that's Armortek. Lots of stuff on the Knowledge Base if you're ever stuck. Stephen