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    Rarden boxes/81mm Ammo boxes

    Thanks mate
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    Rarden boxes/81mm Ammo boxes

    Hi all Having looked at photos I don't think the boxes are 81mm...any help identifying them would be appreciated? Thanks Smudge
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    Rarden boxes/81mm Ammo boxes

    Hi chaps I'm researching Falklands Scimitar and Scorpions and they all have extra stowage in the form of Rarden ammo boxes and/or 81mm ammo boxes. Does anyone have these boxes please? I'm after good photo's and accurate measurements? Thanks for any help in advance. Cheers Smudge
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    CVRT two ropes

    Thanks John. That's great exactly what I needed. A CD would be great too...or if easier you could send a file by WeTransfer...it's free to do so? Ta. Smudge PS...Darrell...thanks but I just needed the info and a photo or two. Cheers
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    CVRT two ropes

    I'm after info on the eight foot tow ropes sometimes seen on the front of CVRT's. Am I right in thinking these are not the same as the kinetic energy ropes? I found this pic below I reckon they are eight foot ropes, and as I understand it the recovery process involves 2 x eight foot ropes and 1 x 30 foot kinetic rope? The kinetic rope is normally carried on one troop vehicle or a Samson? If I'm correct what is the proper nomenclature for the ropes below? Anyone have any good pictures of the tow ropes on your vehicles? Any pics of the 30' KER? A few questions there, thanks in anticipation for any help. Finally; does anyone have a Scorpion/Scimitar CES I can beg for, especially the section on 'vehicle loose items'? Cheers Smudge
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    CVRT Scorpion/Scimitar fire extinguishers

    Thanks Diana That's helpful ta. Smudge
  7. Hi chaps Any idea when the early BCF fire extinguisher on the left hull side (I.E. on this Blues and Royals Scorpion from 1973) was replaced by the Swordsman type and was the early one plumbed into the engine compartment also? Thanks in advance Smudge
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    CVRT Scorpion/Scimitar dampers

    £100 ouch. Ta for the link though
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    CVRT Scorpion/Scimitar dampers

    Cheers. Much appreciated...the date and details of teh instruction would be very helpful Ta... I understand that Ex Scorepole instigated 600 mods? Have these every been compiled and dated...that would be great I can't get my head around all the modifications? Smudge
  10. Hi chaps Does anyone know when Messier dampers started being fitted to replace the initial Armstrong ones on Scorpion/Scimitar? TIA Smudge
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    Bedford QLD early and later versions?.

    Hi John Thanks for the help. Just a question on your dad's 1941 QL. I was told that the mudguard strengtheners were added late on maybe as late as 1944, or post war? Could your dad's have been restored using newer mudguards? I can see what you mean about the radiator grill Cheers Martyn
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    Bedford QLR interior colours

    Hi all Can anyone tell me what the interior colours were for the QLR? Thanks Martyn
  13. Hi all I have heard that the Bedford QLD came in early and late versions can anyone point out the major differances to a layman please? When was the switch from early to late models? Did some have wooden cargo beds or were they all sheet steel? Did they all have the tray for the gas detector paint in front of the driver or was this feature phased out and if so when? What were the common lighting arrangements? In anticipation, thanks Martyn
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    17 Pdr Safety Clip No37

    Hi Maurice If you could that would be great, thanks Smudge
  15. Hi all Does anyone have a decent colour picture of a No37 Safety Clip for the 17Pdr cartridge? In anticipation, thanks Smudge