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by Stephen White
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 50
Views: 1471

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Mark, you seem to have had an unfortunate run of incompetent and arrogant young gentlemen. Fortunately, I rarely came across such beings, perhaps because they didn't get into the Royal Tank Regiment in the first place or they were very soon sorted out with some "advice" from their troop sergeant. Ri...
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Missing
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: Missing

You probably chucked it.
by Stephen White
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 50
Views: 1471

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Richard There’s inevitably a Knowledge Base Topic on tracks: http://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=5816&sid=3aee39761aa5566e26f81405297d9cc9 The subject of rusting tracks is a familiar one in this Forum. It seems to be common in the popular imagination that rusty tracks are appropri...
by Stephen White
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 50
Views: 1471

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

It's a wet afternoon and the rugby bombed, so a warm fire, glass of wine and a thumping good read - not. Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineerings Regulations EMERs for Chieftain and Royal Armoured Corps Training Volume 1 - Tactics, Pt 1, The Armoured Regiment could never win the Booker but unlike...
by Stephen White
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 50
Views: 1471

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Richard, drawing FV469251 was first produced in 1963 but the amendment record shows the version I'm looking at dates from 1971, so it's entirely possible that the location of the casting marks was changed. It may be that the change was introduced with the tank dozer blade installation. I can't now r...
by Stephen White
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 50
Views: 1471

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Richard, the hull castings were supplied to the two production lines from sub-contractors. The Chieftain drawing for the casting specifies two cast marks, the drawing number (FV46922512/1 ie sheet I of2) and the "maker's symbol": Screenshot 2019-11-02 at 11.57.01.jpg The star symbol on your photo is...
by Stephen White
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 50
Views: 1471

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Richard 03EB20 was built by ROF Leeds as a Mk 2 under contract KL/A/217, which produced 355 Mk 2s between Apr 66 - Aug 69. It then underwent the TOTEM POLE upgrades. The X/Y mods (essentially TLS and MRS) made it a Mk 2(Y)L, Mk 2(Y)1 and finally a Mk 2(Y)2. It then subsequently went back to 23 Base ...
by Stephen White
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Steve,s Chieftain #46
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Steve,s Chieftain #46

Steve, there's a good list of preserved Chieftains here:

http://preservedtanks.com/Types.aspx?Ty ... oryId=3570
by Stephen White
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 132
Views: 21825

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

First task in assembling the hull bath tub is the triangular fillet plate at the rear. The geometry of this is fairly illusive, it's all about angles. It took some working out to establish the plane of the fillet plate, which then determines the shape, which I established on paper and then confirmed...
by Stephen White
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chinese Eye Chieftain
Replies: 132
Views: 21825

Re: Chinese Eye Chieftain

Driver's drain plug OD 110mm

Jack plates 230mm

Belly access plate for fuel and oil tank drains: Width 360mm Length 290mm. Width to outside of mounting flange 460mm
by Stephen White
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: New Transmitters
Replies: 26
Views: 1570

Re: New Transmitters

Tanker = big ship with petrol in it, Tankie = proper chap in armour, we'll get there in the end John eh?

You can also see the potential pitfall with Cockney rhyming slang......(sorry USA, you can stick with whatever you choose, since you have a language of your own.....)
by Stephen White
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 240
Views: 30381

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

I believe Dave at Armorpax is doing sheet of decals which will include my BCF fire extinguisher from my Cent build and something appropriate for the ammunition boxes. Oh no, Phil, we're not back to rusty tracks are we? I thought we'd killed that one a while ago. Commander's MG mount: IMG_7994 copy.j...
by Stephen White
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: 2019 King Tiger
Replies: 17
Views: 1980

Re: 2019 King Tiger

A Matilda II would be lighter.....

But failing that, CVR(T) fits the bill. Just no more trucks please or we’ll lose the armour in Armortek.

I’m ducking now....
by Stephen White
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 48
Views: 5576

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Ivano, your engines are superb and would greatly enhance any Armortek Chieftain. The issue you identify concerns whether you could install an engine in which the radiators could be lifted. I've compared the real and model dimensions and a scale radiator would be OK for width. The issue which you've ...
by Stephen White
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wanted!!! aviator considerate cloth / Fliegersichttuch
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Wanted!!! aviator considerate cloth / Fliegersichttuch

Florian, if it would help, that's better translated as an "aircraft recognition panel", at least that's the equivalent term in English. Best regards. Stephen