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  1. Tarland

    Panzer 2 turret

    Like the roof! Whats the plan for the tracks?
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    RAF Vehicle Identity Required

    The bomb casings were/are normally forgings..... with machining for final finishing and the addition of fuse pockets etc. See the start of the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeVbXSAJ6eA
  3. http://www.amphibiousvehicle.net/amphi/B/BMK/bmk-150m-wheel.jpeg A quick search turned up this jpeg I think this shows the wheel rigged to be retracted with the wire running up to the small snatch block and then to the windlass forward. When being towed there is a locking pin securing the strut/supension unit to the hull. When ready to launch i.e. stern first, the wire is rigged as per the photo and the securing pin is pulled from each strut. You then go ahead and reverse the boat into the water and once afloat the weight of the hull comes off the strut/wheel and you are able to raise it up into the well in the hull by hauling in on the windlass on each side How is the towing yoke attached? It doesnt look as though it folds up onto the bow of the boat or does it? Is there a mechanism in the hull for locking the struts in the retracted position? Recovery would be the reverse process. The wire would be paid out and the wheel struts would be allowed to fall down from the wells in the hull under their own weight. I think you would have to take the wire off the snatch block and then position it as shown in your photo i.e. straight off the windlass. You then come up on the windlass until the wire tensions up - the struts should be back in the vertical so long as you have enough water under the hull to let the wheels get to that position (The awkward bit would be getting the wire round the strut from the launch to recover position so you get a straight pull as the wire is the only thing holding the wheel strut in position for recovery - as far as I can make out) You then install the towing yoke and pull the boat from the water and then put the securing pins in each strut to secure for towing once you can access the struts. I'm working on the basis that this is Russian and pretty agricultural/squaddy proof Looks an interesting project...
  4. Any chance of photos of the mechanism in the hull and the windlass arrangement? I presume that's the towing yolk lying on the ground at the front?
  5. Tarland

    Scammell Pioneer

    Came across this.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scammell-Pioneer/123026882973?hash=item1ca4f9419d:g:KR4AAOSwNyFWfAV~
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    Scammell Pioneer

    Don't have to look pretty.... this one is resident in the NE of Scotland
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    Never give up hope of getting it started!

    The Russian ISU 152 assault gun is at 11:13.... Theres a longer YouTube video of this with views of the engine bay and fighting compartment. If I can find it again I'll post the link
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    Armoured vehicle is turned into a hearse

    Obviously a slow news day..... Didn't the Mail run the story of the gold bullion in the T55 fuel tank?
  9. Hi, Looking for 1 or possibly 2 Hawker UK6TNMF MoD spec 100Ah 12V batteries. Obviously need to be functional. Will cover courier collection/shipping.
  10. Tarland

    WANTED : Hawker UK6TNMF Battery

    Managed to source the batteries. Cheers
  11. Tarland

    Churchill Bridgelayer ramps on eBay

    Looking at the photos in the Ad it looks like one of the ramps that forms one side of a Churchill bridge unit. Unfortunately it has the proverbial gas axe applied to it to form two ramps...
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    RAF Coastal Command Fighter Escorts

    Cheers - thanks for that
  13. A slightly off tangent question.... I have been reading about RAF Coastal Command Srike Wings that attacked shipping in the North Sea and along the Norwegian coast in 1944/45. A number of long range fighter squadrons were assigned to provide escorts. Coastal command (and Fleet Air Arm) aircraft operated in the two tone white and grey camoflage colours (the precursor to the low vis colours used since the late 1980's or thereabouts). Did the escort fighters operate in the conventional camoflage colours of Fighter command? Can anyone shed on light on this. I have found one or two photos of the period of RAF Mustangs operating out of Peterhead but obviously in black and white and not close ups of parked aircraft so very difficult to make out the scheme used.
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    Blocking up Vehicles.

    Going off at a tangent - wondered what this jack up was used for.... https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/photos/of/ships/shipid:459000/#forward The individual legs have rack and pinion drives - either hydraulically or electrically powered.
  15. Tarland

    M113 Track Tool/tensioner

    Marc, Could you post the dimensions of the spanner/track clamp. This will give a steer on whether it could be used on FV430 family track etc. Rgds
  16. Tarland

    Hawker UK6TN

    I enquired about it via a PM shortly after it was posted and never recieved a response.....
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    Military trike and trailer

    Someone has picked themselves up a nice project... There's various clips of As24's on You Tube so theres a few surviors out of the 460... The example in the Brightwells auction is missing the box over the engine "compartment" They do look pretty basic and make the Faun Kraka look pretty luxurious by comparison.
  18. Got several sets (pairs) of MoD Ratchet straps for sale £15/pair + postage. Brand new still in plastic bags. The tails are captive in the ratchets so not your normal truck tie down straps i.e. two sections - ratchet and tail with hook. I presume must be used for Pallet tie down in trailers etc.
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    Who's going out in the snow then?

    I think the performance comes down to the surface the tracks are on and the configuration of the track links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnTVbsfixfM I remember reading somewhere that during the winter of 1944/45 6th Guards armoured Bde had real issues with the Churchills they were operating but the captured Panther "Cuckoo" seemed to manage ice covered roads with ease.
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    Army Lamp

    Its a Bardic. The base plate comes off by releasing the spring catch on each side - push the black tab towards the base and lift the wire loop over the ridge on the edge of the base plate. I have a 3 slot battery carrier in mine that takes 1.5V D type cells.
  21. Tarland

    RAK 15/2 Water Heater

    I had a suspicion that the connector might be an issue and didn't pursue it....
  22. Tarland

    RAK 15/2 Water Heater

    Useful to know..... Seen a couple of the RAK 15/2 units for sale but never seem to have the associated 3 core cable. The old style BV's have 4 pin/4 core cables so could a 4 core cable be reterminated to power a RAK15/2?
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    Anyone want to buy a tank or tank spares?

    Did anyone think to look in the T69's fuel tank and see if there was any bullion in it???
  24. Tarland

    Welcome back!

    I know there's a long list of "snagging" to do but could you restore the Clive's Corner pdf links...... they still seem to be broken.... Cheers
  25. Tarland

    Centurions from scrapyard

    I think the pic in Post#7 in Rick's thread is actually a still from the film - so it would be the same vehicle (later in the thread with the vehicles in Rick's yard there is "No.3" painted on the front mud guard and I think this is the vehicle in the film) If Rick has 2 then there was probably at least 1 more to warrant the No.3 being marked on the vehicle - at Eskmeals or somewhere else..... Kirkcudbright or Shoeburyness? I seem to remember the DU rounds were tested at Kirkcudbright as one or two of the locals got a little hot under the collar about it.....