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by Stephen White
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide
Replies: 43
Views: 2442

Re: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide

Armoured cover is the Pressure Relief Valve Cowl. It's described as an "armour ballistic cowl" protecting the outlet aperture of the NBC pressurisation system pressure relief valve. Apparent antenna is the IR Detector Stalk, which contained three photo-electric cells intended to provide indications ...
by Stephen White
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain kit arrival
Replies: 51
Views: 3599

Re: Chieftain kit arrival

You’ll have to hope tomorrow is langer Samstag.
by Stephen White
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide
Replies: 43
Views: 2442

Re: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide

Last photo shows the cable duct for the the light projector, including power for the lamp and control of the outer door and IR filter, which could be opened and closed to select IR of white light.

Fittings on turret roof are something Mark will have to comment on. I haven’t a clue.
by Stephen White
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide
Replies: 43
Views: 2442

Re: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide

You can have that one mark, since it”s REME’s 77th birthday today. Not many know that.
by Stephen White
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide
Replies: 43
Views: 2442

Re: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide

Glad it's of use. The slots in the bazooka plates are to allow the crew to check track tension without removing the plates. I don't know the purpose of the circular duct and channel on the hull side. It never entered our daily lives, so was ignored, as far as I know. I've checked the tech pubs for t...
by Stephen White
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Mk 5 Guide
Replies: 43
Views: 2442

Chieftain Mk 5 Guide

This is a copy of the guide to Chieftain, which I wrote for Kian and Mark before they began the design of the model. It is a quick summary of the main visual recognition features of a typical Mk 5 which is the basis for the kit. It's posted as written, the references are to particular tanks in the T...
by Stephen White
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 3334

Re: Chieftain Stuff

John Clarke wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:10 pm


I need a "dummy's" guide app-ly named "Wot's that bit do?" :roll:
I did one of those for Kian and Mark at the outset (not that "dummy" is at all appropriate in their case, he said hastily). I'll see if I can find it when Apple deign to let me have my Mac Back..
by Stephen White
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 41
Views: 2584

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Hi, Peirce, good thinking. My research on the tank itself suggests that if they're anywhere, they're on micro-fiche at Bovington. The problem there is that the micro-fiche archive isn't well indexed, so you get into a Catch-22, that without the drawing numbers, it's difficult if not impossible to id...
by Stephen White
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Chieftain Crew
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Chieftain Crew

Adrian, steady on, can we say 70s/80s? Otherwise you'll need to consult Denny...... WW2 is well served by Dick Taylor's two volume "The Men Inside the Metal" but Cold War is a different matter. I don't know of a single book on British AFV Crewmen Post War but you can find a bit in books like: https:...
by Stephen White
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Wehrmacht Soldier Personal Equipment
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Wehrmacht Soldier Personal Equipment

Package of Dragon soldier equipment, including K98 rifle (working bolt), P38 pistol, jerry can, webbing, greatcoat, radio pressle and phones. £25 incl postage within UK. At cost overseas.

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by Stephen White
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 41
Views: 2584

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Small selection of many photos I took at Bovington on Saturday. image00099 copy.jpg image00096 copy.jpg image00090 copy.jpeg I had one of these for many years, which I ripped off a condemned L60 pack in disgust and frustration after it had failed on my tank. I kept it until we moved last year, think...
by Stephen White
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 41
Views: 2584

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

First I've heard of David having expertise on Chieftain. Delighted if that's the case but it would be better to get Ivano data from primary sources. I'm on the case. Stephen
by Stephen White
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 41
Views: 2584

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Interesting Phil. I thought David confined his expertise to all things Tiger.
by Stephen White
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Chieftain Stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 3334

Re: Chieftain Stuff

John, with Chieftain, nothing is quite what it seems. The driver’s mirrors weren’t popular and would most often be “lost”. They were a legal requirement for road driving in Germany but a tank with a mirror is effectively showing a “see me” sign. They could be found on the vehicle but in the bins, wh...
by Stephen White
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Chieftain MBT
Topic: Engine L60 for Chieftain
Replies: 41
Views: 2584

Re: Engine L60 for Chieftain

Ivano,I’ve sent you a PM re information sources. Stephen