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johnwardle

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  1. Quite a few MAN SV Trucks for sale at Brightwells most seem to be in good condition with low Kms.
  2. There is very little air conditioned storage on most MoD bases unless you call the building that we store Jackals and Coyotes in "air conditioned" due to the holes in the roof. Leased Japanese 4x4s are used in the White fleet as general runabouts, not on exercises or operations. As to what will replace TUM, TUL and Wolf, who knows, you can bet your bottom dollar that it won't be the new Defender.
  3. Sorry Chris, dashed predictive text.
  4. No they weren't EPVs I have driven both of the DPVs that were in this auction and there was no ballistic protection at all on either vehicle.
  5. There is a book 'SAS Panthers in Detail' featuring Barry Pococks Pink Panthers, the ones in the auction, I think that the book is aimed at modeller.
  6. OLD is Oil Mineral Detergent, OX90 is synthetic.
  7. Neither did the Americans, but there are plenty of American re-enactors at Pickering. There were a lot of Canadian in Ryedale during WW2, but you don't see many Canadian re-enactors at Pickering.
  8. I agree, when they transformed Levisham village into Le Visham a French village under German occupation it was very tastefully done. I am fed up to the back teeth with these snowflakes that go out with the sole intention of being offended. We had the same at Lacock at War last year although it transpires that the complainant was having a go at the National Trust who she thought organised the show. Having a military event without an enemy is like having a boxing match with only one person in the ring. If anyone is wondering how I can have views on events in both Yorkshire and Wiltshire, I grew up in Ryedale and worked in and around Pickering for many years, I have ljved in the South West for about 30 years and I am the area secretary of the West Wiltshire MVT which organises Lacock at War, which has NOT banned German re-enactors they chose not to attend this year.
  9. I don't know how many of the bikes and quads were Barry's, but I am surprised that the green Pink Panther went for quite a bit less than the pink one as it was in a lot better condition and fully equipped. Maybe the bidders thought that it had been painted green not realising that they were green when delivered to the Army.
  10. Some results from this auction, RSOV ( Rangers Special Operations Vehicle) £49,500, First Gulf War 110 DPV £48,375, Pink Panther 10FG97 £47,250. I can't find any more information on the other lots as I have had great difficulty in logging on to Bonhams website. I will try to get more information at our next MVT meeting on Tuesday.
  11. The reason that military engines are detuned is simple, the lower the power output the less stress on the engine components therefore the engine lasts longer.
  12. I would say that it is a genuine military Morris Minor Traveller as it still has the military data plate in place on the bulkhead under the bonnet. The 'T' registration also suggests ex military as the last civilian Travellers were 'J' registration and this one would have been given a new registration when cast in 1978/9. Whether it was used as a bomb disposal vehicle is open to debate maybe someone will recognise the Military registration that is in the back of the car. I passed my driving test in 1975 in a military Minor Traveller when I was at AAC Arborfield, it had been given a military respray and everything except the windows and lights was green, woodwork, tyres, bumpers etc. All deep bronze green. I have just noticed that this Minor has a tow bar, could it have belonged to the late Godfrey Crew? If it did then it is a genuine bomb disposal vehicle.
  13. Jaguar used to make lorries, Guy was owned by Jaguar in the 1960s. Why has Land Rover thrown away the military, agricultural and commercial market in favour of the yummy mummy?
  14. For sale by auction by Bonhams at Bicester Heritage Centre on 26th of September, a collection of WAS and Special Forces Land Rovers. If you are familiar with Special Forces Land Rovers you will recognise most of them, although the owner of these vehicles (yes they are all owned by the same person) has not displayed at military shows for some time he has displayed them at Land Rover shows and did bring one to this year's Lacock at War. I have had the privilege of driving some of these vehicles including the 110 V8 powered DPV at the Kemble MVT shows, and that was a very enjoyable experience.
  15. The Jerry Can spout shown in the photo is still in use today by the British Forces, curiously it doesn't have a breather tube which was fitted to longer spouts which are no longer used.
  16. Hi Steve, some measurements from my Leyland Daf T244. 1, Rolling Radius 560mm (tyres roughly 30% worn) 2, Wheelbase 3950mm 3, Centre of front axle to front bumper 1335mm 4,Centre of front axle to rearmost part of cab 660mm 5, Centre of rear axle to rearmost spring hanger, I couldn't measure this on my own. 6, Ground to bottom of chassis 795mm, note my truck is fitted with a Radio Repair body weighing approx 1.5 tonnes. 7, Chassis depth 257mm, flange width 80mm, overall chassis width 860mm. The chassis is parallel and flat from cab to rear. 8, The top of the rear tyre is level with the top of the chassis rail. (See photo) Hope that this helps. John
  17. I bought mine from uncompany.com, an electric airsoft one. It weighs 4 Kg the same as a real one is mostly steel and very convincing. Uncompany.com is based in Hong Kong but I had no problem with delivery.
  18. What dimensions are you looking for? I could measure mine and get you any measurements that you need.
  19. As your Land Rover is an FFR variant the socket will be 24 volt so be careful what sat nav you use, alternatively you could wire in a voltage dropper to give 12v at the socket. By the way, I have a Land Rover inspection light with plug, spare plug and Land Rover TUM, TUL and Ambulance handbook for sale. Pm me if you are interested.
  20. Not if they were heading north east from Leconfield.
  21. A Westland Wasp helicopter has just flown over our house heading west, probably the Army Air Corps Historic Flight unless anyone knows of a privately owned one.
  22. First check the gearbox oil level, get the temperature up to 80 degrees in neutral then check the level on the dipstick. The 'cold' mark on the dipstick is the absolute minimum to prevent damage to the gearbox, don't be surprised if you need more than a gallon to bring it to the correct level.
  23. Are you sure that they are Penman covers and not Sankey wide track ones? All the Penman covers that I have seen are a vinyl material like Land Rover Wolf canopies.
  24. Nothing has fallen off any Challenger 2s that have been on display at shows that I have been involved with. I find it a bit odd that someone with little experience of military vehicles is involved in a project on a Challenger 2 I am also surprised that there are decommissioned Challenger 2s out there.
  25. The frame is definitely for a Warrior CV8 powerpack I see them every day at work. The semi circular bits on the uprights are where the transmission output shafts are located when the powerpack is being transported or worked on. Not a lot of use in the civvy world I'm afraid.
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