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  1. Another option is a metal replica. I'm sure that there are forum members who can recommend one or more makers.
  2. Looking for an M101A2 Trailer! Overland & Highway have a 1952 Dodge M37 ¾-Ton Truck W/Winch and M101 Trailer for sale. It was on eBay but didn't sell, so worth asking if the trailer is an A2 and if it is, is it available on its own. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273635067279 https://www.overlandandhighway.co.uk/dodgem37997uxb
  3. Have you tried any of these? https://history.saab.com/en/archive/ I have only found images of the Bofors in the archive. There don't appear to be any contact details, perhaps Saab can help:- https://saab.com/ In 1999 the company Bofors Test Center, now owned by Saab Dynamics, BAE Systems and Eurenco Bofors, was formed:- https://www.testcenter.se/about-us/history/ Weapon Systems Sweden (Bofors) is a part of BAE Systems’ Weapon Systems:- https://www.baesystems.com/en/our-companies/our-businesses/platforms-and-services/locations/sweden Have you taken the springs and/or explained what you require to a spring maker?. If, you search "spring calculator" most of the sites that come have a Spring Rate Formula.
  4. A possibility, the archives:- https://royalarmouries.org/collection/
  5. Isaac Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
  6. I've contacted Airfix and hopefully someone there will know about WW2 production.
  7. Not wartime but before the Ferguson Tractor, in 1947, Airfix introduced injection moulding, initially producing pocket combs.
  8. No, there are at least 2 of us.
  9. It was used as a training aid, not as a fighting vehicle. Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain (http://preservedtanks.com/Profile.aspx?UniqueID=2022 ) publication: Project Crazy Horse was initiated in 1987 to provide a manoeuvrable hard target for guided missile operators firing inert anti-tank rounds. 00EB33 was originally in service with the RAC Training Regiment at Catterick which was converted into a radio controlled target tank by RARDE Chertsey. The conversion involved removing the gun, ammunition stowage, radios and NBC system and then fitting hydraulic extensions to the driver’s steering controls that could be worked by a driver situated low down in the centre of the tank using a colour TV link to see outside. A very reduced fuel tank was also fitted to reduce the risk of the tank running away. On the firing range the driver would leave and operate the tank from a mobile command centre based in a modified Alvis Stormer control vehicle. Trials at Shoeburyness revealed that the tank could be controlled at a range of up to 6 km, the remote driver using a link to the tank’s camera equipment. The radio control equipment was supplied by the Skyleader company based on its model aircraft products. (Source: Museum Vehicle Record). This Chieftain was built as a Mark 1 by Vickers.
  10. Another thought on the date of the crash. When the American archive was contacted how was the date written? If it was 07/05/1944, it would not mean the 7th May 1944 to the archivist but July 5th 1944.
  11. Simon, having just re-read "Bolt in the Bay – P47-D Crash Site", is it possible that the date of the crash recorded in the Portland War Diary is wrong? Logical, a record of the plane being lost should exist in America but the date, even if only one day out, would put the search for information off course.
  12. I, assume that you don't know the engine number and even if you did, would it be traceable back to a specific plane?
  13. The links are well worth looking at. The questions about the P47 crash site must be really frustrating. In answer to this:- "The model, DEM and ortho photo can now be examined by a non-diving aircraft engineer who maintains a flying example (if you know one, do get in touch)". I don't know any aircraft engineers who maintains a flying example but Fighter Aviation Engineering LTD. operate one:- https://www.flyinglegends.com/aircraft/republic-p-47d-thunderbolt-g-thun.html
  14. Would that have been on a mixture of hard and soft surfaces? 1500 miles is a lot of driving at shows so the tracks could last as long as the tank.
  15. Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower is surely worth contacting. https://www.nmrn.org.uk/our-museums/explosion-museum-naval-firepower
  16. Zero-Five-Two's second post on 28th October is about the compressor, don't know if is the same as yours but hopefully it will be useful to you:- http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/33363-mk1-militant-tanker/?page=12&tab=comments#comment-441164
  17. If, you are considering cast iron, there is the foundry at Blists Hill Victorian Town:- https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/explore/blists-hill-victorian-town/
  18. Some are still working. http://www.castmetalsfederation.com/cmf-members/foundry-search
  19. 1942 Ford Jeep Estimate £22,000 - £26,000 http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/1942-ford-jeep-gpw Saturday 12th January 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.
  20. Have you contacted the Fire Service Preservation Group? https://www.fireservicepreservationgroup.org/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/534511639928632/
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