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About Whittingham warrior

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  • Birthday 09/04/1965

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    Tanks, trains and lunatic asylums
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  1. Whittingham warrior

    Combat dealers is back :(

    As ever Combat Dealers was enlightening, informative and entertaining. I once had a Ferret but sadly it needed more than just a clamp for the sand channels and a bit of welding on a hinge to increase it in value by £2,000. Speaking of the sand channel clamp one of the twins said 'Then I lathed a steel disc'' …… Surely you turn on a lathe. Perhaps the scrip writers thought if you mill on a miller, shape on shaper, drill on a drill therefore it stands to reason where lathes are concerned. Also where is the £20,000 Ferret that was spoken about, did it sell?
  2. Whittingham warrior

    Rolls Royce Armoured Car

    Certainly an impressive looking vehicle, hats off to the team that built it.
  3. Whittingham warrior

    Combat dealers is back :(

    I'm rather disgusted that Combat Dealers can be compared to Thomas the Tank Engine. One programme has high production standards and a believable quality script whilst the other has a bloke gurning into the camera and would be rejected by children's TV as to childish.
  4. Whittingham warrior

    Combat dealers is back :(

    A Waffen SS toasting fork! That would be priceless and at least one episode of Combat Dealers could be devoted to it, do you have the bread to go with it?. A sequel would be 'Thimbles of the Third Reich ' in which one is purchased from a French peasant for just 3 Euro which turns out to be Hitler's...…….
  5. Whittingham warrior

    Combat dealers is back :(

    Well, it is so poor and contrived it really has to be seen to be believed.
  6. Whittingham warrior

    Combat dealers is back :(

    I wish I'd watched the program on subs instead
  7. Whittingham warrior

    Combat dealers is back :(

    Did anyone see 'Combat Dealers' last night on Quest at 9.00pm? It was entitled 'French Resistance' I won't spoil the plot by telling you all what happened. Although as a side line, when any series is launched except say a drama where the episodes have to be in chronological order, the first programme is often consider the best to entice viewers in and to stay and watch the rest. Last night's Combat Dealers hopefully didn't follow this rule as it was absolutely pitiful piffle, a cross between 'Allo Allo and fun with fire arms. If it was a turkey it would be stuffed by now.
  8. Whittingham warrior

    Armoured vehicle is turned into a hearse

    It seems such a shame that a bullion millionaire has to stoop to such things to earn a crust.
  9. Whittingham warrior

    Morris C8 Quad

    STOP what your doing! it was the stuff touted by Mr Airfix that got me on this downward slope. I thought I could stop anytime then I was introduced to that foreign pusher Mr Tamiya, I was soon mainlining 1/35 kits and the occasional 1/25 scale one. Then I was given a track link and 30 years of misery followed.
  10. Whittingham warrior

    GMPG. Gimpy

    Well, 'Military Muckabouts' appear to have just two tools a grinder and a MIG welder. The wooden butt had been ground out of a lump of wood, So much so you could tell that the grinder was right handed by the way he ground the tapering serrations in the rear butt face. On a real GPMG the body has various rivets to hold it together on mine they were represented by blobs of weld. The slotted muzzle had been slotted with a slitting saw disc. This meant the groves were to narrow and not even parallel. The end of the barrel was from an eccentric welded washer. The sight was rubbish and the resin cast cover was to short in both directions. The barrel was made of pipe with no turned taper. I did wonder if it had been primed underneath the matt black paint
  11. Whittingham warrior

    GMPG. Gimpy

    I had a 'Military Muckabouts' GPMG, it was so good I gave it away ie very poor, save your money and go somewhere else.
  12. Whittingham warrior

    Dunkirk,movie

    I liked 'Fury' but then I work in an Asylum. Like all good westerns by the end of the film the 'injuns' (Germans) lay dead around the wagon train (Fury). All the money spent on the correct kit and yet it had the same lame ending.
  13. Whittingham warrior

    War and peace 2017 ?

    Certainly this debate on toilets seems to be as long as Tolstoy's War & Peace but with much less action.
  14. Whittingham warrior

    Gold Bullion in Tank!

    I wonder what happened to this story and its characters?
  15. Whittingham warrior

    CMV October Issue 185

    In the latest edition of CMV July 2017 Issue 194, there is an interesting article on the Carden-Loyd VI tankette. Although near to the end of the piece there occurs an interesting sentence, 'About 200 British Army tankettes served in the defence of the Dyle-Namur line in Belgium in 1940.' I find this figure much to high as Carden-Loyd VI tankettes had already been withdrawn from front line service from the mid-thirties up to the beginning of the Second World War, being replaced by various carrier types. Granted there might well have been as many as 20 or so parked up in neglected corners of depots in the UK and Empire, but there was certainly none charging along the Western Front. I think the author has confused the 277 tractors produced by Vickers Carden-Loyd for the Belgian Army with these mythical 200 British Army tankettes. CMV also produced an enlightening feature September2013 (Issue 148) about a Vickers Carden-Loyd Utility Tractor that the owner believed had served with BEF. It is an article well worth reading but not for the faint hearted or those seekers of accuracy, of note is the use of the word 'believe.'
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