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  1. I don't have a lot of EMER INSTRUMENTS but looking in the Index A 000 the only Bofos reference is B 540-549 Carrier, dial sight (Bofors) M 109. I'm not into armaments so have no idea if that is relevant, I do actually have the Technical Handbook that appeared in the earlier series EMER INSTRUMENTS & SEARCHLIGHTS B 540- 544. Could do a page or two from that if you think it would help. If that is not relevant, is the instrument given any other designation that might be used in other guns?
  2. More likely it would be in EMER INSTRUMENTS, I'll have a look.
  3. Thought there might be something there but nothing, so I need to dig out EMER ARMAMENT B 520-529 40/70 AA Equipment Ordnance, QF, 40/70 Mks 1 & 2 on Mounting & 40/70 AA, Mks 1 & 2.
  4. There may be some coverage in EMER RADAR & FCE K 460-469 Control Gear for Equipment 40/70 AA L3. I'll take a look when I get a chance.
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    Signal lamp batteries

    Kev there is a little bit of coverage on pages 1 & 2 in Tabby 03: I extracted the info for that & the Heliograph from the user handbooks.
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    Signal lamp batteries

    As for range: 2 miles Naked eye (Daylight) 3-4 miles Telescope (Daylight) 6 miles Naked eye (Night) 12 miles Telescope (Night) Not so good as a Heliograph that under ideal conditions could be up to 70 miles.
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    Signal lamp batteries

    Don't know about L.A.M. but C.A.V. were part of Lucas
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    Signal lamp batteries

    I think you will find it is Mk II rather than Mk 11. L.A.M. is the manufacturer, other companies made them including C.A.V.
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    FV141350 gaskets

    Not B60 or B80
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    What book are you reading at the moment?

    An interesting read although the fpelling is a bit strange in places.
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    Humber front hatch fluid

    Can't remember a bleed nipple but don't you have the complete assembly? I have the installation EMER for them but not easily accessible at the moment, maybe able to dig it out at the weekend.
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    Humber front hatch fluid

    Norman the fluid will be defined in Army Code No.13068 Servicing Schedule, Humber 1 Ton. Jan.1974 (Revised 1990) but I think it is OM-13 I think I should be able to tell you the part numbers for the seals as I think they are mentioned in the EMERs covering the vision blocks. You may well know this, but it is widely believed that the vision blocks were an integral part of the Op Bracelet upgrade (ie to Mk 2). But that is not so, the hydraulic vision blocks were a later upgrade. The Mk 2 originally used the existing visors with Periscopes No.17 Mk 1 or Mk 3 (don't know what was wrong with Mk 2!) which were then overlaid with a large steel sheet with a side flange & of course an 'ole for the visor.
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    Defence Service Eye Spacing

    There are EMERs relating to recovery eyes for various wheeled vehicles, I can only find one for lifting eyes. I don't have my DEF STAN collection to hand but I would think there would coverage there & perhaps traceable back to a STANAG. I'll look when I next get a chance.
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    Can't display full page

    Chris ok thanks. Yes there is indeed a shield & if I relax tracking then the page opens & displays as it used to on the laptop. However on the PC there is also shield showing tracking is blocked, but despite this it still lets the pages display fully. So seems a bit odd.
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    Can't display full page

    For some days now I can no longer get the full page to display & just shows the bare bones without the "skin". I find it difficult to navigate. The problem is only on the laptop, on the PC where I am now everything is normal. I cleared my cookies on the laptop, but that has made no difference. Whether I use the existing bookmark or follow a link from an email notification, it is just the same. Both devices use Firefox & don't get this problem on any other site. Any ideas please?
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    Paint Colour - 2 Gallon POW tins

    Yes it was renamed to that in 1949 after the big 1948 rewrite.
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    Can't display full page

    Chris thanks for coming back. I can't find any settings/options that might help. Both PC & laptop were updated to the latest version of Firefox at the same time a few days ago. I have compared the settings on both & they seem identical.
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    Paint Colour - 2 Gallon POW tins

    According to the records I have: 626 Camouflage Grey was not added until 1988 629 Quaker Grey 632 Dark Battleship Grey became Dark Admiralty Grey in 1949 Prior to 1948 the previous standard of 1931 used only two digits, so of those there was just 29 & 32. (At that time 26 was Middle Brunswick Green later to become 226)
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    Paint Colour - 2 Gallon POW tins

    Post #82 http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/showthread.php?t=25034&page=3 Is an interesting one for the brown water can denyers as brown persisted into the immediate post-war period. It interesting to see a documented starting point & for some documented continuation of brown, see my post on 10th August 2011
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    New toys, research advice required

    Nigel as you know the internet is riddled with guff that the Hornets were modified Pigs, which is utter nonsense. One would be tempted to think that the Hornets would have been based on FV1602 having a FFW facility already but an oil fed 25A dynamo was of no use. The Hornets were built from the FV1601, the weedy 12A dynamo was of no use either as 100A alternators were fitted & the engines were redesignated as B60 Mk 5F. The internet & even EMERs state it was a Mk 5A, which is wrong, if you look at Hornet engine plates they are restamped 5F. There is a wealth of nonsense out there, even airborne related sites get so many things wrong. So many sites copy from each other & make unfounded & extraordinary assumptions. Even copying data from official Hornet publications is misleading because they were written before the Hornets went into production & relate to the prototypes. An accurate description of their development & deployment is covered in Hornet specific chapter in the limited edition book The Parachute Squadron RAC 1965-76.
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    New toys, research advice required

    Yes and yours had a unique history, I don't think any other Humber went through so many structural & role changes, from being a 310125.01.777 !!
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    New toys, research advice required

    27 BK 21 Contract No. 6/V/6443 Asset Code 314659.01.777 FV1602A (ie GS FFW with no winch) Engine No.8482 Delivered to 31st B Vehicle Depot Church Broughton 14/12/54 Receipt Voucher CBR/R/27210 In 1966 the structure of Asset Codes changed to a simpler (for the computer to understand) but less informative format. When converted to a Pig (Mk 1) FV1612A it was coded 1766.0501 When converted to Mk 2 it did not retain FFW role as FFR & become 1765.2501 But became 1760.2501 which is APC role as FV1611 Photo is IWM Ref. NI 70/29/3 which looks like it might give a clue to the date.
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    New toys, research advice required

    Well I can't beat that for detail. Interesting to see it became 75 MS 181 for final sale.
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    New toys, research advice required

    To be going on with, in NI still a Mk 1 at this stage.
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    New toys, research advice required

    Oh stupid me. I'll sort that might be a little while to pull it together.
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