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John Wiggins
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Re: More Canadian UC

Post by John Wiggins » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:15 am

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A couple of more Canadian UC’s.
First one shows a Mk1 38 wireless set in use. It’s another WW2 set I’ve owned and used (I was in the ACF , army cadet force, in the early 60’s). The last one I owned got passed onto a re-enactment group a few years ago at Bovington Tank Fest.
If anyone is interested in the standard wireless fit in a carrier ( usually WS19 and or WS18) I’ll dig out any information I’ve got and pass it on.

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Regards
John

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Re: Resources

Post by John Wiggins » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:36 pm

Hi
Been sorting through a couple of boxes of miscellaneous books and single sheets of WW2 info
and came across these two plans packs from Bovington Tank Museum.
I must have bought them a long time ago, I’d forgotten I had them.
There’s quite a lot of sheets in the MK.1. folder, unfortunately they’re not a MK.2. but useful
for general dimensions. Many MK.1’s were updated to MK.2 specifications as the war went on.
Both marks were of riveted construction, MK.3’s were of welded construction, so were some of
the later MK.2’s

Internal stowage varied depending on what the UC was for and who they were supplied to.
The other pack is specific to the Welsh Guards, but is for a MK.2. It only contains six sheets.
The Welsh Guards were part of the Guards Armoured Div, I think, I haven’t checked :roll:
It looks like the standard fit out for an armoured div with 18 and 19 wireless sets installed
With a choice of either a 2inch mortar or a smoke bomb discharger in the front left compartment.
UC’s that had wireless sets installed carried a petrol driven Charger to charge the batteries, the batteries
were in boxes next to the drivers right arm. They would be two times six volt in series to drive the
rotary converter in the 19set to give the 2 ht voltages and the heater low voltage for the
valves (tubes, for our American cousins).
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I presume these packs will be available from the Tank Museum Library/research department
once it reopens.

Regards
John

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