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by Stephen White
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Events
Topic: TankFest
Replies: 7
Views: 600

TankFest

I woke this morning to my calendar telling me it was TankFest tomorrow. It lied. So, to bring back some happy memories of sunshine, tanks (and the odd FAMO), and friends, here is a taste of TankFest 2019 on my YouTube Channel, Tank Builders. https://youtu.be/N0yq6vpZu98 Screenshot 2020-06-24 at 09.5...
by Stephen White
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 137
Views: 16181

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Congratulations Ivano, it’s very atmospheric and a very skillful piece of work.
by Stephen White
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 296
Views: 34598

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Adrian, it’s remarkable what a spot of superglue under the stein and some cling film over the beer will do to prevent spillage. But you’re right about smoothness over speed. The Chieftain stabilization system was by far the best system on any tank during the early days. I was able to watch T-64B fir...
by Stephen White
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 296
Views: 34598

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

Yougjae, you’ll get there in the end, great test rig. Looks like you’re experiencing the real challenge of developing an effective stabiliser, which is to make sure the stabilization remains in phase with the movement of the hull. If they get out of phase, the system becomes dynamicall unstable and ...
by Stephen White
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain No 26 By Andy Musgrove
Replies: 47
Views: 1596

Re: Chieftain No 26 By Andy Musgrove

Ah, Quill Shaft End Cap Screw, Retaining x 1. For want of a screw, the cap came off... for want of a cap, the quill shaft came out....for want of a quill shaft, the tank went round in circles....
by Stephen White
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Mark Carney
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Mark Carney

RIP Digger. A sad loss.
by Stephen White
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Zimmerit on Churchils
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Zimmerit on Churchils

I've now had a chat with David Fletcher. He points out that 2nd Northants Yeomanry were the Div Recce Regiment for 11th Armd Div and as such needed the ability to produce effective camouflage for their vehicles. He says that the rubber applied to their vehicles was intended to help with securing fol...
by Stephen White
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Zimmerit on Churchils
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Zimmerit on Churchils

According to Dick Taylor, there were three AFVs named Agamemnon during WW2. Given that the vehicle in question is neither a Sherman or a Universal Carrie, the only remaining possibility is that it is a Cromwell Mk IV, namely T187714, serving with 1 Troop, C Squadron, 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry, i...
by Stephen White
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: What's all this about colour?
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: What's all this about colour?

Thanks, great if it's sparked some interest in the subject. Bob, the Sovs' WW2 green was generally termed Protective 4BO (zaschitnya 4 BO). They also had Protective K -ZK, Common Protective (ZO) and ZB-AU. In other words, it's a bit like Olive Drab and Dunkelgelb, all things to all men. It's subject...
by Stephen White
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17770

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

Richard, good that you've been able to make use of the Knowledge Base Topic. For the post-graduate course, you can always fall back on Dunkelgelb. Everyone knows what Dunkelgelb looks like, until it's apparent that not even the Wehrmacht could make their mind up, with four official iterations, one v...
by Stephen White
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1361
Views: 102266

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil, good advice I was given was choose your lathe and then buy one size bigger. Looks as though Warco have the 240B in stock and it's not that much more, certainly cheaper than the Sealey job: https://www.warco.co.uk/metal-lathes/302920-wm-240b-warco-lathe.html And no, I don't have shares in Warco...
by Stephen White
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1361
Views: 102266

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

Phil If you have a look around on here, there are a few threads discussing machine tools with advice. Mine for what it's worth is that there are much better value lathes around. Unless you want to pay silly money, you're looking at an oriental machine. That comes with some issues. There are a number...
by Stephen White
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: A Chequered Chieftain at #10
Replies: 188
Views: 17770

Re: A Chequered Chieftain at #10

It's almost as if we're living in a parallel world..... Richard, you might wish to read posts of the last couple of days about colour where there are specific answers which may help you. All you've proved is that photos and printed sources are not reliable guides to colour. The only objective way to...
by Stephen White
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.
Replies: 1361
Views: 102266

Re: Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

The CVR(T) photo with all the compo, would a Chieftian 's food box be as full? Crews varied. Some didn't break the packs but simply opened and used them. Organised crews decanted a couple of packs into the left front hull bin, which was the larder, keeping the other rations in their boxes in the tu...
by Stephen White
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: What's all this about colour?
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: What's all this about colour?

Greg, I forgot that point so many thanks for pointing it out. I've edited the post accordingly. I'll see if Kian would like this to be a Knowledge Base Topic.