Chieftain build by Phil Woollard.

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Post by Mark Heaps » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:15 pm

Another benefit of having the track guards ( Bazooka plates ) fitted was that if an inner circlip on a track-pin broke and the track-pin started drifting outwards, you would hear it hitting the track guards. You could then stop and rectify the fault before it drifted all the way out and you lost the track.
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Post by Mark Heaps » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:55 pm

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Great banter you guys we are learning much, Mark I envy your experience with the AFV's in service but wouldn't have put up with the long, cold, dirty, skinning knuckle, back breaking work that you talk about,
The comradeship you had when serving with a good unit made it all worthwhile and the banter made it fun and enjoyable. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the tank crew when you got them operational again, and they could motor off to rejoin the squadron whether on ranges or on exercises was so satisfying that it gave you a morale lifting boost. You approached the next tasking not as work but as the next challenge to be overcome.

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Post by Mark Heaps » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:51 pm

not applicable to Chieftain, but Challenger 1 & 2 had different track guards with a cut out in the second from rear that you could use as a step to assist geting onto the vehicle. If the tank was at action, you climbed on behind the gun trunchions. On Chiefy, that meant using the sprockets on the final drive and was a p**n in the a**e at times.

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Post by John Clarke » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:01 pm

Stephen
In that last pictures showing the engineers working around the road wheels with the Bazooka plate removed.
Are those stacked green and white boxes tins of special road wheel hub oil/grease ?
...or two 12x packs of Carling Premier :shock: now that's my kind of job :D
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Post by Stephen White » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:53 pm

If Carlsberg made engine oil..... (other beers are available).

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Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:08 pm

So, to function at its best, a Chieftain was lubricated by four types of oil and three types of beer...

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Post by John Clarke » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:25 pm

Soooooooooo.... the banging headaches weren't all due the lack of or the fit of suitable headgear and an unstable ride.

I'm starting to get a picture,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a "vague" picture of what it was like on these arduous exercises. :lol:

Next you'll be telling us it was safer to drink beer than the local tap water. :D
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Post by Stephen White » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:12 pm

Essential lubricants and on stand-down days only, honest. When I first arrived in Germany to join my Regiment, it was claimed that it was cheaper to run Tilley lamps on duty-free gin than kerosene and a lot less toxic. The original dual-fuel solution.

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Post by Richard Goodwin » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:07 pm

Mark Heaps wrote:
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Unless you actually served on a Stillbrew with TOGS and wish to recreate that vehicle or want something different to the standard Chiefy model, why do it ?
They were limited issue and covered until production of the Challenger 1 could be ramped up to replace the Chiefy. The first unit I was attached to, QRIH in Münster early 1987, we were sending back Chiefys without Stillbrew or TOGS and getting Challengers as replacements. If I remember correctly, the Stillbrews with TOGS went to the Berlin Squadron.
All,

The reference book i have for the Berlin Sqn says the following:

'Since the urban camo was introduced, the Mk9/C was used by Berlin forces. However, from 1988 the Mk9/C was replaced with the Mk10/C, a version equipped with Stillbrew. The last improvement programme which included TOGS, was not introduced to Berlin forces.'

Does anyone have an opinion on this since I'm planning on building a Berlin version, probably a Mk10/C :lol:

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Post by John Clarke » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:16 pm

The Berlin Camo Version should be great looking Chieftain, a real crowd pleaser. 8)

How many Chieftain's have been ordered, enough for a company, battalion or a parade :?:

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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:48 pm

Hi John, have you found any of the black plastic water jerry cans? Iv'e not seen any of those for sale as yet but I am looking.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:15 pm

Good old Armorpax! Thanks for the link. 8)
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Post by John Clarke » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:21 pm

Stephen White wrote:
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Mr Dibb does them:
You'll have fun hollowing them out :lol:

What was the official colour of the Chieftain Jerry cans :?:
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