Chieftain Prototype Build

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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Chang » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:07 am

For size comparison:

The Chieftain (FV4201):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chieftain_(tank)
Mass 55 long tons (62 short tons; 56 t)
Length- 10.77 m (35 ft 4 in) – gun forward, 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in) – hull
Width-- 3.66 m (12 ft)
Height- 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)


The Elefant (Ferdinand) Panzerjäger Tiger (P):
http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/n ... lefant.php
Mass 65 tonnes (143,000 lb)
Length- 8.14 m (26 ft 8 in) with gun, 6.97 m (22 ft 11 in) - hull
Width-- 3.38 m (11 ft 1 in)
Height- 2.97 m (9 ft 9 in)


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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Armortek » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:33 pm

Turn up sound. Click play.

https://youtu.be/7JNikhZWgQE
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Stephen White » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:42 am

Turned up sound, clicked play, was impressed. Congratulations, Kian and the team, it’s a Cold War triumph.

With sound and smoke, it’ll have even more presence. Still two back bins to fit on the hull (the ones on the turret were an unofficial mod) but good to see you’ve had a go at thermal sleeves. A bit of judder is inevitable with that 120 gun barrel but it’s not very noticeable. Makes a great incentive to develop a working stab system.

Paint, external stowage of kit, a few oil leaks and job done.

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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Chris Hall » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:01 am

Stephen White wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:42 am
Paint, external stowage of kit, a few oil leaks and job done.
So this one's going to take you a lot less than 4 years, then ...... :lol:
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by John Clarke » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:21 am

Got to be another WOW :D :D :D

No need for squeaks and clicks from the sound module, it's all real. :shock:
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Tim Carr » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:04 pm

Very Nice.

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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Kevin Hunter » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:49 pm

Ok Kian and team- it looks like you’ve earned your summer holiday 😀
Enjoy!
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Mark Heaps » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:09 pm

Stephen White wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:42 am
Turned up sound, clicked play, was impressed. Congratulations, Kian and the team, it’s a Cold War triumph.

With sound and smoke, it’ll have even more presence. Still two back bins to fit on the hull (the ones on the turret were an unofficial mod) but good to see you’ve had a go at thermal sleeves. A bit of judder is inevitable with that 120 gun barrel but it’s not very noticeable. Makes a great incentive to develop a working stab system.

Paint, external stowage of kit, a few oil leaks and job done.
Totally agree with most parts.
Four back bins are definitely needed, two in their correct positions and the two "extras" up on the turret rear.
The gun judder was noticeable but realistic for if the gunner had failed to select Stab. Normally resulted in the gunner getting a quick kick to the head from the commander and him having to buy a crate of beer for the fitter section.
No splash plate between the headlights, this was a standard fit. Helped deflecting the bow wave when fording and reduced the chance of the driver getting drenched by water pouring into his cab. Fixing a damaged splash plate came just under fixing the BV in the list of priority jobs.

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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Mark Heaps » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:08 pm

Richard Goodwin wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Mark Heaps wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Looking very nice but the back decks really need the T-Piece, and if it is to be realistic then the serial number ( VRN ) needs to be on the T-Piece as well as on the hull.
Mark
Mark,

Would the VRN be the Registration No or a Chassis No? Also, would it be raised or stamped in?
Sorry for the late reply.
I saw it on all the Chiefies that I supported. My brother who crewed them 17/21L confirmed his vehicles had it as well. Registration number not stamped in but raised. No set position but more done as a weld line.
Possibly introduced by the REME as an unofficial modification when we discovered that the hulls got slightly distorted in use and it was neccessary to keep each T-piece together with the hull it came out of.

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