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  1. Tarland

    Saxon armoured car .

    https://www.unian.info/war/1043957-british-saxon-armored-cars-to-be-delivered-to-ukrainian-army-after-reconversion-and-testing.html https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/11412838/Sir-Richard-Dannatt-condemns-armoured-vehicle-transfer-to-Ukraine.html Online press coverage of the transfer back in 2015.....
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    Saxon armoured car .

    Marcus Glenn has an ex-reserve Saxon for sale on his website
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    Mystery Object

    Almost one for "Clives Mystery Objects" I presume it is mounted on the bolted clamp in the middle? Is the wiring connection via the capped off section closest to the mounting board? (with the T marking on it).
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    Help in identifying mystery part

    Yep, a convoy light. Used on a lot of the German Army AFV's etc. Image from the Army Recognition website
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    Radar truck.

    http://www.duxfordradiosociety.org/restoration/equip/aa3mk7/aa3mk7.html A restored trailer plus generator set
  6. A series of 3 Youtube videos (IWM film unit) detailing the Scammell wrecker and the assorted trailers used by REME circa 1942
  7. If you're going to Slapton stop off in Dartmouth. The castle, although small, has an 18th Century gun battery and WW2 emplacement on top. There is also a civil war battery on the hill above. Over the Dart there is a well preserved coastal defence battery at Frorward Point and theres a preserved/restored battery in Brixham (not far away) and the Napoleonic forts on Berry Head just outside the town. If Cornwall is more to your liking Falmouth and the Camel estuary is worth exploring. Theres the castles at St Mawes and Pendennis (Falmouth) and another coastal battery at St Anthony just round from St Mawes. Pendennis has a selection of artillery pieces preserved that have been used in coastal defence including WW2 pieces.
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    I did think that..... Putting the handbrake on with it upside down in the stream wouldn't have been my initial reaction!!! Nobody tried to start the Claas and use the boom extension to push itself out once it was upright???
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    Aye, there were one or two "issues" in that recovery video..... I don't think I would have been anywhere near that!!
  10. I think there is a shorter version of the Scammell recovery of the Churchill with the Airborne REME crew also on YouTube. I remember seeing this at the REME Museum at Aborfield. It was the two films with the various trailers that I thought would be off most use to the forum. Thanks should really go to the poster on YouTube - I just came across them....
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    There was a Samson for sale a few years ago on Milweb and the ad photos showed the A Frame rigged with the spare engine suspended from it. I hadn't realised these were the Hollebones for the vehicle. Is the winch a commercial piece of kit adapted for Samson or was/is it a bespoke unit?
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    Great set of photos. Thats a clevis socket arrangement on the cable end. Just needs the appropriate size pin and a master link. A better arrangement than cable clamps etc. Is the Orange lamp over the Tacho a "Central Warning light" i.e. is on when warning lights come up on the drivers panel - generator, oil pressure, coolant temperature etc.? The lever arrangement was probably a Friday afternoon job. Mind you the hydraulics don't look much better Wouldn't it have been easier just to have a direct drive hydraulic pump mounted on the engine (probably not enough space in the compartment) and just run piping to the winch power pack rather than an additonal shaft and clutch arrangement etc. Controls could have been simple directional control valves instead of all those levers/linkages. I presume the winch is used to lower/raise the earth anchor on the rear of the hull? The Samson in this YouTube video has the front/roof mounted capstan blocks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQqpakoJVX8
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    Faun Kraka

    Someone got a bargain given that the trailer for moving it was included as well. Looking at the photos on the auction website I hadn't realised that there were passenger seats on hatches in the load bed beside the drivers seat. A design before its time. A Quad/ATV 30 years before the Japanese bike manufacturers thought of the idea!
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    CVRT Samson Winch Operation?

    Any chance of some photos of the respective controls for future reference
  15. Can anyone shed any light on what vehicles were used by the RAF Regiment as Gun Tractors in the 1980's Just finished reading Ian Gardiners "The Yompers" (45 Commando in the Falklands) and includes an interesting photo of a captured Argentine AA gun that has been installed on the heli deck of a ship (I think one of the LSL's in Port Stanley harbour). I know an Auxiliary RAF Regiment was formed at RAF Waddington that employed captured AA guns and Skyguard Radars (the main search radar from Stanley ended up at RAF Buchan) The 35mm GDF system is detailed here and has the entry on the Waddington unit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oerlikon_GDF Not been able to find any pictures/details in RAF service. Any ideas/suggestions on what would have been used to support this equipment? Not the best image but an example of the smaller 20mm Rheinmetall AA gun on the flight deck of HMS Fearless An example at Goose Green - a well know image of the Gurkhas having relieved 2 Para following arrival of 5 Infantry Brigade I don't believe these 20mm guns were ever used post war. They just ended up as trophies with examples at IWM and Muckleburgh amongst other places. These look to be of a size that they could have been towed by Landrovers (as were the components of Rapier).
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    RAF Regiment - Gun Tractors in 1980's

    By example you mean the AA gun? Is that the heritage centre at RAF Honington? I have found a couple of references to tractors but they are generic - 5 tonne 6x6 truck
  17. All, Looking for one of these: Thermal Resistor FV494519, NSN 5905-99-881-3340 A search of the internet hasnt thrown up anything (Xmod did stock them but "out of stock" at present) Used for fluid temperature output in FV432/FV180 etc. Thanks
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    Wanted - 24V Temperature Probe

    Richard, thanks I'll give him a try. I suspect its probably used in all the RR engines of that era.
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    RAF Regiment - Gun Tractors in 1980's

    And before anyone says - Yes a Unimog is a Mercedes!!
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    RAF Regiment - Gun Tractors in 1980's

    A bit bigger than a Harrier.....
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    Wanted - 24V Temperature Probe

    Thats Excellent! Cheers
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    RAF Regiment - Gun Tractors in 1980's

    I was thinking something a bit bigger than a Unimog..... I know what you mean about the Unimog tow tractors used for the Harriers on dispersed field locations. Those tended to be the short wheelbase versions. Thanks for the link - never knew about the long base versions. I did have a look to see what trucks the Argentines were using. Supposedly a Mercedes of some form. Apparently a number were returned to the UK (according to the ARRSE website) but apparently Mercedes were never paid by the Argentine goverment for the truck contract so declined to provide spares. The trucks left on the Falklands were run into the ground in the couple of years following the War and scrapped. Did the RB44 ever end up in RAF regiment service? From the photo a normal battery was two guns plus a radar trailer (there were 6 Radars recovered although one was in a bad way plus 13 guns) so at least 3 tractors required for a battery plus supporting vehicles. Crews would travel in the tractors, plus a Landie and a suitable vehicle for ammuniton and a fuel tanker. What was used for the Bofors L70's before they were declared obsolete - Bedford MJ's?
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    Wanted - 24V Temperature Probe

    I have been contemplating that option. It needs to have a two pin electrical connection. It also appears to have an adapter that makes up into a 1/2" x 3/8" UNF adapter in the coolant rail so I have options for the thread sizes on the probe.
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    RAF Regiment - Gun Tractors in 1980's

    Also came across this in the process http://www.duxfordradiosociety.org/restoration/equip/aa3mk7/aa3mk7.html
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    Wanted - 24V Temperature Probe

    Sounds like a business opportunity if they were used that widely!!! Tried the Perkins aftermaket parts distributors but they don't seem to cover the C series engines.
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