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.
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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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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Manny Leung » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:14 pm

It's been a few weeks since the last video of the chieftain,any updates and pictures of the prototype would be gratefully appreciated 👌

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Now for the SOUND !

Post by Armortek » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:54 am

Yesterday we were at the Tank Museum to record the sound of the Chieftain startup for our sound module.

Enjoy the video! Already had over 30,000 views on facebook, so there must be some fans out there !!
Just needs a larini x-pipe :wink:

Thanks to Stephen for organising and to Jonathan from the tank museum for taking time out of his schedule to put a smile on our faces.

https://youtu.be/h4yhXfXcvjA


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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Armortek » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:05 am

Manny Leung wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:14 pm
It's been a few weeks since the last video of the chieftain,any updates and pictures of the prototype would be gratefully appreciated 👌
Hi Manny, there are not really any new photos to post. The prototype has been finished and all we are waiting for now are the cast parts to finish off production and start shipping the kits out.

We will try to get the sound unit inside the Chieftain by the open day at the factory, so we should have some video of it running with sound.

We still expect the castings to be with us in the second week of September, so shipping should start end of September.
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:36 am

Excellent sounds stationary, did you get any with the engine under load, with a gear change? Love it! 8)
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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Manny Leung » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:48 pm

Great video ,It sounded like a herd of elephants !👍

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Re: Chieftain Prototype Build

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:33 pm

Stephen or anybody in the know. Does the donkey engine need to keep running after the main engine has started?

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