Chieftain info and banter

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Re: Chieftain info and banter

Post by Alan.Crawford.uk » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:15 pm

I saw this pic in Facebook - Chieftain Tank Appreciation Society.
By Ray Harris.

Was this a standard mount for the BV?
Where abouts would it be located?
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Re: Chieftain info and banter

Post by Steve Ellis » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:28 pm

That is the correct position. The BV tray slotted into two receivers on the turret ring.
If memory serve me correctly when the main armament recoiled it cam within a couple of inches of the BV.
There was no where else in the turret for it to be stowed, especially when firing on the move.

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Re: Chieftain info and banter

Post by Stephen White » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:36 pm

Steve, you’re right, it is the correct position but I don’t remember ever firing with it in position. I don’t think the main armament would reach it on recoil but it seriously got in the way of the loader, especially if he had to clear a rammer out or change vent tube mags. It usually went in a bin when going to action.

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Re: Chieftain info and banter

Post by John Clarke » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:29 am

I got my mini fantastic Armorpax opening BV the other day, looking forwards to building it when I get some slack time, say.... 2025 :lol:
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