Matilda Diaries - Episode 17

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Matilda Diaries - Episode 17

Post by Stephen White » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:28 am

Latest episode of the Matilda Diaries, chronicalling the Tank Museum restoration of their Mk II Matilda. Good sequences of driving in open country in Australia, belies the impression of the heavyweight as a slow crawler. For an infantry tank, it shows a good turn of speed. Next model after the Chieftain?


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Re: Matilda Diaries - Episode 17

Post by Chris Hall » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:16 pm

Stephen White wrote: Next model after the Chieftain?
Insider knowledge ? :wink:

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Re: Matilda Diaries - Episode 17

Post by Dennis Jones » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:59 am

Hi Stephen,

I'm glad you posted that article on the Matilda restore. I am watching all 17 episodes with great interest and I am up to episode 9 at present.


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Re: Matilda Diaries - Episode 17

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:28 pm

Ditto Dennis, I am loving it, proper in depth film work and no bl--dy rock music! Phil.
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Re: Matilda Diaries - Episode 17

Post by Mark Heaps » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:11 pm

Very interesting to watch the complete series but they have done somethings completely different to how I think REME would have fixed them in the field.
First example of lock-wiring was completely wrong. Other posts to that episode ( 11 ) confirmed my initial impressions.
And rather than lifting the turret to change the barrel, I feel pretty sure we would have removed mantlet & gun, changed barrel, and then refitted the mantlet with barrel.


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